Upcycled Easter Gift Bag – Free Templates Included!

How to make last minute Easter gift bags or Easter baskets from upcycled brown paper bags

Most often I start making DIY gifts + their gift wrapping super last-minute. Last year I’ve whipped up these upcycled Easter gift bags for my god-daughter and her sister literally minutes before I needed to leave the house for our Easter get together.

Being a super efficient person, I never want to make things twice if I don’t have to. So I mostly take the extra minute or two to document the production process for you and risk arriving late to the party.

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Interested what DIY gift ideas or crafts kept me from being on time so far?  It happened for example HERE and HERE and even to a friend’s wedding – the tutorial is not up yet.

My family and friends have gotten used to this quirk over the years, lol.

Supplies to DIY an Upcycled Easter Gift Bag

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Super simple last minute Easter gift bags including video tutorial and free bunny template for this fun sharpie craft

I found the same exact or similar items for you:


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  • Easter Bunny
  • Easter Eggs
  • Free Handlettering Practice Sheet TALL & SKINNY (>> from this Herb Markers Tutorial)

All of the supplies I used where already in my stash for a long time (I’ll link to the original crafts I bought them for throughout this post for you). You simply have to work with what you have at hand & be creative if you are a last-minute creator like I am, lol. So obviously this Easter craft tutorial is perfect for Megan’s monthly Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, don’t you think?

Learn more about the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge

Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

Every month a group of bloggers is challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! Everyone is allowed a $10 max to create a new craft utilizing mostly their own stash of craft supplies! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

If you’d like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!

Let’s Meet the Hosts!!

C’mon Get Crafty | Purple Hues and Me | Craftify My Love

EyeLoveKnots | Stone Cottage Adventures | Across the Blvd

Domestic Deadline | Shoppe No 5 | Modern on Monticello | Love Jaime

Salvage Sister and Mister | Love My Little Cottage | Sew Crafty Crochet

This Autoimmune Life | The Inspiration Vault | Mom Home Guide

At the end of this post you’ll find my friends creations. Make sure to check them out!

Here are the creative projects I’ve put together for this frugal challenge so far:

How to DIY last-minute Upcycled Easter Bunny Gift Bags

I am still working on the little Video Tutorial for you. If you enjoy visual learning same as I do, make sure to sign up to my YouTube channel HERE so you don’t miss out.

DIY bunny bag for Easter with free template and flower decor #craftifymylove #freetemplate #Eastercraft #DIYgiftbag #Easterbunny #flowercraft


Creating the Design

  • Using a black Sharpie marker, trace the bunny shape and some easter eggs onto one side of a Brown Kraft Paper Bag. If you make several you can mix things up by flipping the bunny template over, adding some markings to your bunnies fur, and giving the Easter eggs a different design pattern.
  • Don’t forget to draw your little bunny a happy face (see photo above).
  • Add a little note or the recipient’s name.

Lastly, it’s time to decorate!

The girls were decorating the curtains in their rooms with those flower pegs later on and played shopping with the paper bags. #love

DIY Easter gift wrapping easter basket idea. Bunny with pink flower and pom pom #craftifymylove #Eastercraft #giftbag #lastminutecraft #upcycling #giftwrappingidea

How to Make your DIY extra Fancy

If you want to spruce up your Easter gift idea & make it extra special, why not write a little note on it in German?! Either on this gift bag or a Handmade Card.

  • Happy Easter! >> Frohe Ostern!
  • Easter Bunny >> Osterhase
  • Yummy Easter Eggs >> Leckere Ostereier

Let me know if I can add to this list for you. I would be more than happy to do so!


I added a little Glitter Glue to the green leaves of the daisy decor of my second DIY Easter gift bag.

DIY Easter gift bag recycled brown paper bag with flower clip #craftifymylove #Easterbasket #recyclingcraft #upcycling #sharpiecraft #mixedmedia #giftwrapping #EasterDIY

How do you celebrate Easter? And are you giving away Easter baskets or gift bags?

More Easter Crafts for you to re-create: I’m sure you’ll love this handmade Mixed-Media Easter Card, and these rather unusual decoupaged Easter eggs. Click through and you’ll learn how to crochet a little Easter bunny charm. You’ll find even more Ester ideas over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com.


aka The Easter Bunny (>> Bunny Ears Headband Tutorial HERE)

Adults and children can be wearing this cute bouncy purple rose bunny ears headband

PS: Don’t forget to PIN this to Pinterest

And now let’s see what my co-hosts created from their stash this month:

Comments (20)

  1. How fun! I love adding the flowers to give the bag some dimension. It’s always great to use what we have. Pinning to my Easter board.

    1. Thank you for the share, Beverly. Yeah, I like working with my ever growing stash. But I also love buying craft supplies without having a project in mind. Lol.

  2. These are too cute, Habiba! And the idea can be used for just about any holiday or special occasion just by changing up the graphics and accessories!

    1. Yep! I bought the paper bags for Christmas but didn’t take quality photos back then. Glad you like them.

  3. Your gift bags are absolutely adorable! I love rabbits! Thank you for the templates. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. That is what I like the most, too, Donna! This way my time was not wasted for only a gift wrapping but gave them also a little play fun.

  4. What fun! We gave up on baskets years ago and use beach buckets for Easter treats now, and use them year after year, lol

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