How To Close A Gift Bag Without Tape

When it comes to closing gift bags, most of us reach for the tape. But taping bags takes time. And if you’re trying to save time and energy in preparation for the holiday party season, that’s probably not what you have in mind. There must be a more efficient way to close gift bags than with tape.

And there is! There are many ways to close gift bags without taping them, and we’ll show you how with these quick and easy tricks.

Double-Sided Tape Trick

You may have this double-sided tape trick in your arsenal already, but if it’s new to you, it’s a quick and easy way to close gift bags without taping.

Double-sided tape is a clear, pressure-sensitive tape that is often used for papercrafts, but it works beautifully on gift bags as well. Double-sided tape is not as strong as regular tape, so you may want to use a stronger tape as a back-up to reinforce the bag’s seam. Be sure to use double-sided tape that’s meant for paper or fabric, not permanent adhesive.

How to Close Gift Bags with Double-Sided Tape

  • Flip the bag inside out. Make sure the seam of the bag is aligned and in a straight line.
  • Cut a small piece of double-sided tape and place it at the seam, sticky side up. Press the tape firmly to the seam of the bag and press down to remove any air bubbles.
  • Flip the bag back to the outside, and you’re done!
  • If you want to add an extra layer of reinforcement, you can put a piece of regular tape over the seam.

Hook And Loop Fasteners Trick

Hook and loop fasteners, or closures as they are sometimes called, are used to close everything from clothes to shoes. But they have so many other uses as well, including closing gift bags. Hook and loop fasteners come in a range of sizes, colours, and patterns and are super easy to use.

Closing gift bags with hook and loop fasteners is same as previous procedure.

Double-Sided Adhesive Strips Trick

Double-sided adhesive strips are another quick and easy way to close gift bags without taping. Double-sided adhesive strips are basically double-sided tape in a different shape.

How to Close Gift Bags with Double-Sided Adhesive Strips:

  • Flip the bag inside out. Make sure the seam of the bag is aligned and in a straight line. Double-sided adhesive strips are thicker than tape, so you may need to pin the bag to keep the seam straight while you press down the tape. Double-sided adhesive strips are usually wider than tape, so the bag opening may need to be slightly larger to accommodate the tabs.
  • Cut a small piece of double-sided adhesive strips and place it at the seam, sticky side up. Press the tape firmly to the seam of the bag and press down to remove any air bubbles. Double-sided adhesive strips are a little stronger than double-sided tape and may be able to close bags that tape can’t.
  • Flip the bag back to the outside, and you’re done
  • If you want to add an extra layer of reinforcement, you can put a piece of regular tape over the seam.

Glue Dabbing Trick

This trick for closing gift bags without taping is one we don’t recommend for long-term use, but it does work and can be a quick fix if you’re stuck. Glue dabbing is basically dabbing a small amount of glue onto the bag’s seam and pressing it shut.

Bagging Closing Hack

This bagging closing hack is a bit of a twist on the glue dabbing trick. Instead of dabbing glue onto the seam, you can apply a glue stick to the seam, letting it sit for 10-15 seconds before pressing the bag closed. Double-sided adhesive strips are thicker than tape, so you may need to pin the bag to keep the seam straight while you press down the tape. Double-sided adhesive strips are usually wider than tape, so the bag opening may need to be slightly larger to accommodate the tabs.

  • Flip the bag inside out. Make sure the seam of the bag is aligned and in a straight line. Double-sided adhesive strips are thicker than tape, so you may need to pin the bag to keep the seam straight while you press down the tape. Double-sided adhesive strips are usually wider than tape, so the bag opening may need to be slightly larger to accommodate the tabs.
  • Apply a line of glue to the seam of the bag, making sure to apply the glue to both sides of the seam. Press the bag closed, pressing down to remove any air bubbles. Double-sided adhesive strips are a little stronger than double-sided tape and may be able to close bags that tape can’t. Double-sided adhesive strips are usually wider than tape, so the bag opening may need to be slightly larger to accommodate the tabs.
  • Flip the bag back to the outside, and you’re done!
  • If you want to add an extra layer of reinforcement, you can put a piece of regular tape over the seam.

Conclusion

Gift bags are a traditional way to wrap gifts. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, and come in handy for wrapping a variety of gifts, from small items like jewelry to larger items like art.

There are many ways to close gift bags without taping, including using double-sided tape, hook and loop fasteners, double-sided adhesive strips, gluing the seam shut, or using a combination of these tricks. No matter which method you choose, be sure to reinforce the bag’s seam with regular tape, just in case!

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