DIY Birthday Gift Bag with Cricut or Silhouette

DIY Birthday Gift Bag with Cricut or Silhouette

How to Make a DIY Birthday Gift Bag​ with a Cricut or Silhouette Machine

How to Make a Big Birthday Gift Bag with Cricut or Silhouette

Santa shouldn’t be the only one to have big canvas drawstring gift bags! Why not make them for Birthdays too? You can with the Birthday Sack Designs for Crafters from Tara Reed Designs.

Decorating bags with vinyl using your Cricut or Silhouette machine are great to sell online or at craft fairs or to make an impact for those larger than life birthday gifts! (You can use the designs on smaller bags too of course!)

Here’s a quick video to show you just how easy they are to do! There are also links to get some of the supplies I used.

Most of this video has music although I do explain using the centering ruler at about the 1 min 40 sec mark. I added instructions at the bottom of the video where I’m not talking.  🎼

10 secs – Step 1: Setup your files (demo shown in Silhouette Business Edition software)
1:04 – Step 2: Cut and Weed your HTV Vinyl
1:39 – Step 3: Layout and Heat Press to your Canvas Gift Bag


Big Birthday Gift Bag supplies



  • Birthday Sack SVG Bundle by Tara Reed Designs
  • Canvas Bag
  • HTV Vinyl
  • Cricut or Silhouette Machine
  • Heat Press
  • Teflon sheet
  • Heat Press Mat
  • Centering Ruler (optional)

The products used in the video were not given to me (I bought them with my own 💰!) but the links are affiliate links so I will make a small commission if you click and buy (but it won’t cost you anything extra!).  This helps me create more free content and tutorials so thank you in advance!


I sell on 3 digital marketplaces so you can choose the one that is your favorite and grab your SVG & Cut Files Bundle there! See the affiliate links below. 



Below are links to supplies you can find on Amazon as well as some other bag related digital downloads I have available.


If you try this craft I’d love to see what you create!  

I’m active on Instagram and Facebook so tag me so I don’t miss it!

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Happy Crafting!

Tara Reed 


Why keep these fun bags for once a year? They are great for birthdays too – and as luck would have it I have designs for you!

CLICK HERE to see the blog post >

13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for things to make and sew for holiday gift giving? Here’s a roundup of 13 homemade holiday gift ideas to get you started!

Make your own Hot Pads (with Pockets!)

Pattern and instructions from Ameronnie designs > 

Make a Fun and Easy Cotton Tote

Detailed instructions from Kreative Kymona >

Make a Reversible Hobo Bag​

Free hobo bag tutorial on my blog >

FREE TUTORIAL: Reversible Crossbody Hobo Bag

Quilt-as-You-Go Christmas Stockings

Instructions from Riley Blake Designs >

Santa’s Belt Table Runner

Tutorial on my blog >

Cord Keepers

These are quick, easy and a great way to use scraps and keep all the technology cords in order! CLICK HERE >

wine bag sewing tutorial
FREE TUTORIAL: Button Up Neck Wrap

Make Button Up Neck Warmers

Click here for directions >

DIY Dog Leash using Fabric Scraps - Free Tutorial

Make Dog Leashes from Scraps!

Click here for directions >

DIY Dog Leash using Fabric Scraps - Free Tutorial
How to make a Pillowcase - Quick & Easy Burrito Method

Love to embroider?

Bev at Flamingo Toes has a great Joy to the World Christmas Embroidery Hoop pattern here >

Whip up these cute fabric bowl catch-alls in no time!

Click here for instructions >

I hope these 13 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas help inspire some sewing for the holidays or everyday!

If you make any of these and share them – be sure to tag me on social media – I’d love to see!

Tara Reed