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Homemade gift bags

Homemade gift bags
30 min Easy

You don‘t always need wrapping paper to give small gifts.
We‘ll show you three different designs of how you can create beautiful gift wrappings from paper bags. In addition to the present, there is also room in the bag for delicious Christmas cookies.

Step-by-step tutorial

Print the templates.

Download templates

First, shade the back of the printed template with a soft pencil (2B). Draw with the pencil as flat as possible over the paper.

Now place the template on the bag with the shaded side facing down. Draw the motif with a sharp pencil. You can fix the motif in place with paper clips.

Then paint the contours of the lettering with the triplus color in a warm shade of grey and colour in the letters.

Follow the fine contours of the branches with the triplus fineliner in green and red.

Further design possibilities: „Watercolour“

If you want to create your gift bags with a beautiful watercolour effect, the Tinted watercolour pens are just the thing. Paint individual elements, such as fir trees, stars or similar with the crayons in different colours. Then paint the motif carefully with a water tank brush. Now they awake in a rich and living intensity.

When everything has dried well, use the triplus fineliner to write a nice message, such as Merry Christmas, underneath.

With the triplus color fibre-tip pen, you can draw broad lines thanks to the thicker tip.
Draw various Christmas packages in a dark grey. Then complete the motif with a fine lettering using the triplus fineliner.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
STAEDTLER® tinted 146 10T Tinted watercolour pencil - Metal case containing 12 tinted watercolour pencils in assorted colours 14610T M12 1
STAEDTLER® 949 Water brush - Blistercard containing 1 brush: round fine 949 BK-1-C 1

Additionally required:

Paper bags, Template

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