Cute idea to dress up a plain gift bag using hand lettering embellishments

Hand Lettered Embellished Gift Bags

Cute idea to dress up a plain gift bag using hand lettering embellishments

Ever since I started following the hand lettering tutorials from One Artsy Mama, I’ve been looking for all sorts of ways to apply my new-found skills. My latest lettering projects: embellished gift bags, perfect for birthday gift-giving!

I know I’ve mentioned before that I tend to hang on to shopping bags (and sometimes turn them into framed artwork like this one). While I love to keep bags with neat designs, I also tend to hang onto plain brown bags. They make perfect surfaces for embellishing for different gift-giving events like birthdays and holiday because they can be customized any way you like!

In hopes of encouraging signs of Spring to start popping up, I added some vine and flower embellishments to these gift bags.

If you want to make your own embellished gift bags, here’s what you’ll need:

  • plain paper gift bag
  • Tombow Dual Brush pens
  • Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen

How to embellish a gift bag

I started by lettering “Happy Birthday” onto the plain brown bag.

How to embellish a gift bag

Then I added some vine embellishment around it and used my Tombow Dual Brush pens to color them in.

How to embellish a gift bag

Cute idea to dress up a plain gift bag using hand lettering embellishments

 

On a second bag, I thought some flower embellishments would look pretty. First I drew them with a Fudenosuke Brush pen.

How to embellish a gift bag

Then I used my Tombow Dual Brush pens to color in the flowers and leaves.

How to embellish a gift bag

Lastly, I added a paper “Happy Birthday” banner at the top (this also served the purpose of covering up the “Anthropologie” text!).

Cute idea to dress up a plain gift bag using hand lettering embellishments

Cute idea to dress up a plain gift bag using hand lettering embellishments

Now I just need some gifts and these pretty embellished gift bags are ready for giving!

Cute idea to dress up a plain gift bag using hand lettering embellishments

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2 thoughts on “Hand Lettered Embellished Gift Bags

  1. Dee

    These are adorable! I took calligraphy lessons a long time ago, and I really want to take up the craft again, especially now that it’s so popular. I never would have thought about gift bags, but it’s a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
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