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Hand-lettered bags for plant pot/vase holders

Hand-lettered bags for plant pot/vase holders
25 min Easy

How would you like a pretty cover for your favourite house plant or freshly cut flowers?

It only takes a bit of skill and a couple of easy steps to conjure these out of white paper bags. The combination of hand lettering and watercolour illustrations looks especially pretty and will spread glad tidings all around
your home! What’s more, these home made plant pot and vase covers don't just look lovely in your living room, they also make great thank you presents or gifts for your loved ones.


An article by Lea

Step-by-step tutorial

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Fold over and turn down the top of the paper bag. Repeat this step once or twice, depending on how tall you want the bag to be.

Sketch out the hand lettering in your desired style using the pencil.

Tip: You can draw your design freehand or if you haven’t had much practice it’s very easy to transfer one to the bag. To do this, simply cut out the template with the lettering and shade over the whole of the back using a (2B) pencil held flat. Then lay the template on the bag and trace over the lettering with a sharp pencil (HB).

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Go over the hand lettering with the pigment liners.

Add your own special touches using the metallic markers.

Using the ergosoft aquarell watercolour pencils, draw decorative illustrations such as flowers or flower tendrils beneath the hand lettering.

Use a fine paintbrush to add some water to your illustration, creating a lovely watercolour effect.

Once your design is completely dry, carefully rub out any visible pencil lines.

Place your flowers (in a small vase) or house plant (in a small plant pot) into the decorated paper bag.

Your home made plant cover is done!

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
pigment liner 308 Fineliner - Single product black, line width approx. 0.1 mm 308 01-9 1
pigment liner 308 Fineliner - Single product black, line width approx. 0.3 mm 308 03-9 1
STAEDTLER® 8323 Metallic pen - Single product metallic green, line width approx. 1-2 mm 8323-553 1
STAEDTLER® 8323 Metallic pen - Single product metallic red, line width approx. 1-2 mm 8323-232 1

Additionally required:

White paper bags, a paintbrush and water, cut flowers and/or house plant

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