DIY Envelope Gift Bag – St. Patrick’s Day

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I enjoy giving small gifts to show family and friends that I’m thinking of them. Any holiday is a great reason to give a small gift. With two of my “babies” away at college, that’s another great reason for me to create small gift ideas.

I found myself in a pinch last year with limited time, due to my basal cell carcinoma on lower eyelid surgery. Even though I was pinched for time, I still wanted to send my “babies” St. Patrick’s Day gifts. With so little time, I threw together this cute DIY envelope gift bag in just minutes. It’s easy to make with items you probably already have.

overhead view of white bag with green bow and 4 leaf clover decorations on table with green candy and green hearts scattered on table with title text reading DIY Envelope Gift Bag for St. Patrick's Day

I’ve made other DIY envelope gift bags.

close up of St. Patrick's Day gift bag with green bow and green candy scattered nearby

They’re a great solution for last minute gift ideas because they use items you already have in your home. 

DIY Envelope Gift Bag for St. Patrick’s Day


pile of white and green paper, roll of tape and heart-shaped paper punch on white table
  • Adhere the envelope flap closed with the adhesive on the flap or reinforced with double stick tape, if necessary. 
  • Cut the edge of the envelope off with a paper cutter or scissors to create a bag. 
decorated white gift bag with green clovers and candy spilling out onto table
  • Decorate the front of the envelope and add a holiday message.
  • Punch two slits near the top of the envelope bag for the ribbon. 
  • Fill the DIY envelope gift bag with treats or small gifts.
  • Thread the ribbon through the slits and tie shut.

You can make one of these DIY envelope gift bags in 5 to 10 minutes depending on how much decorating you do. Who do you know who would appreciate a St. Patrick’s Day surprise?

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Bucket O’ Gold Candy

Green St. Patrick's Day Bucket O' Gold foil candy with rainbow coming out of bucket with title text reading St. Patrick's Day Bucket O' Gold Candy

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups

green Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups stacked and with green scattered on table with title text reading Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups

Recipe for Almond Cookies

cookies with green frosting on white plate and one cookie broken in half in front with title text overlay reading St. Patrick's Day Iced Almond Cookies

Find all my festive St. Patrick’s Day crafts, decorations and recipes in the table below. You can scroll through the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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  1. That bag is very cute! I like that you used hearts to make them. Since they’re so quick to make, it would be cute to hand out to all the kids in a class also.

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