Christmas Wonderful: Brown Paper Bag Reindeer

Hello lovely Design Dazzle readers! I’m Rachel, mom of two little ones, and author of the craft blog, Lines Across. I’ve shared many tutorials on how to make your own jewelry, as well as a lot of different felt flowers. I also host a weekly crafty link party called The Cure for the Common Monday. But some of my all time favorite things to make, especially at Christmas, are fun and unique gift boxes and bags.
So today, I’m going to share with you how to make this simple brown paper bag reindeer.
Reindeer brown paper bag featured on Design Dazzle

What you need:

1. Brown paper lunch bags

2. Scrapbook paper and card stock

3. Scissors

4. Glue and/or tape (I used Elmer’s dot runner)

5. A black or brown button

6. (Optional) hole punches

brown paper bag reindeer tutorial

What you do:

1. Fold over and crease the top of your brown paper bag. Cut the front part into a triangle.

2. Use the scraps or a similarly colored card stock to cut out ears. Cut smaller pieces in a lighter color and glue them to the insides of the ears.

3. Cut out a long piece of scrapbook paper (I used a festive Christmas paper, but you could also use the same color as the inside of the ears and tail.).

4. Attach the long piece of paper to the bag, underneath the triangle face with double sided tape or Elmer’s dot runner (I recently have become obsessed with this stuff!)

5. Cut out two antler shapes from a dark brown card stock. Attach them to the tops of the ears, as seen in the second picture above.

6. Flip the bag over, and attach each ear/antler piece to the back. Also cut out a cute little tail and attach it to the back.

7. Make your eyes. I used two sizes of circle punches and white card stock and black craft foam. Button eyes would also be cute. Attach the eyes and the button nose and you’re done (Maybe use a red button for Rudolph).

These reindeer brown paper bags are simple to make and would be a fun activity to do with older kids. If your kids are a little too young for this project, like mine, then make these bags and use them to wrap presents for your kids, or even adults. They would also make cute party favors at a Christmas party.

Thanks again Toni for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful Christmas series. I would love for you to stop by Lines Across or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. While you’re there, check out how I made these Lego gift boxes, and print a free template so you can easily make some yourself.



Thank you so much for sharing, Rachel!


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Christmas Wonderful runs until mid-December. Check back for more great ideas like this one.  🙂


Posted on November 12, 2012
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Carrie Pasfield says:
    November 12, 2012

    These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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    November 29, 2012

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