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Santa Hat Bag DIY

Every year we scramble to get together a little something to give to teachers, neighbors, crossing guards, bus drivers – all those people you want to say Happy Holidays to at the end of the year. These red paper bag Santa hats hold a little package of cookies perfectly. And they’re so easy to make, kids can help too.

Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: Red paper bags, cotton balls (I used jumbo size), white posterboard 17” or larger, double sided tape, green, pink and red paper, scissors, 1″ hole punch (optional).

Step 1: Fill bag with gift or cookies.
Step 2: Measure about 4 inches down, fold top left back diagonally.
Step 3: Fold top right back diagonally.
Step 4: Tape closed on the back side.
Step 5: With double stick tape, attach cotton ball to tip of “hat.”
Step 6: Cut out a 17 inch x 2 inch strip of white posterboard.
Step 7: Score the paper in the following order: at 2 ½ inches, 3 inches, 5 inches, 3 inches. (These measurements are for a 5” x 10” paper bag).
Step 8: Bend the paper at the score marks to create the trim of the hat.
Step 9: Close the paper strip around the bag, and attach with double stick tape to the paper bag.
Step 10: Cut out holly leaves out of green paper
Step 11: Punch or cut out red or pink “berries.”
Step 12: Write recipient’s name on the tag and tape to the white strip of the hat.

Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Happy Holidays!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Jessica

    December 1, 2014

    This is adorable, I love it x

  2. Bambi

    December 1, 2014

    That is super cute! Will definitely do those for my roommates!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Love from bella Italia!


  3. Justine

    December 1, 2014

    Way too cute!

  4. Yolonda

    December 1, 2014

    do adorable

  5. Christina

    December 1, 2014

    I like this!

    – Christina

  6. She's Poised

    December 1, 2014

    So cute!

  7. Julia

    December 2, 2014

    Ohhh that’s adorable!

  8. Anne

    December 2, 2014

    Easy and adorable! The holidays are coming really fast. Hooray!

  9. Merrygoroundgirl

    December 2, 2014

    This is such a great idea, I’ll try it!

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