I love making custom gift bags for people. Sometimes I use canvas bags, so they can be used again and again. I bought these at Hobby Lobby. If you time it right, they will be 50% off, so it’s worth it to wait a week or two and check back. Here are a couple of gift bags I made for my niece and nephew recently. I just cut the shapes out of felt and added buttons. I used E6000 glue to glue the felt and buttons to the canvas.

canvas gift bags

For my niece, it was an easy choice. She was having a tea party themed birthday. I had a lot of fun making this one.

canvas teapot gift bag

For my nephew, I was stumped for a while. I don’t know why, but I have always found it harder to make things for boys. I didn’t want to send him something he would think was goofy or too girlie, but I didn’t want to send him a paper gift bag when I had come up with such a cute canvas gift bag for his sister. And then it hit me. Like a bomb. Green army men. This bag made my day. I had so much fun making this and imagining him using this bag to carry around his Legos from room to room, or packing some clothes for a sleepover.

canvas army bag

You could customize these for anyone. If you give it a try, I’d love to see!

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9 Responses to Reusable Canvas Gift Bags

  1. I have all boys so of course I love your army man tote bag/gift bag! I’ll have to keep an eye out for some canvas bags on sale. :)

  2. Kate says:

    How nice are these bags! I like how you make the tracks on the tank with buttons! So creative. My son is big into “army” stuff right now. He would like this, too.

  3. katie says:

    These are so cute!
    You should join me for Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/
    -Katie

  4. Oh my goodness. This is awesome! What a great gift idea! Thank you for sharing at my place! LOVE this!

  5. These are super cute, I am sure they will get lots of use out of them.

  6. WOW! This is a very creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  7. Goodness gracious! What an awesome idea!! I have 18 nieces and nephews. I see a lot of these bags in my future for birthday gifts :)

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