Here is an easy peasy DIY for turning a plain old paper bag into a gorgeous gift bag. All you need are some paper bags* and some MT Tape to decorate them:
1. Stick lengths of MT Tape along the gusset of the paper bag. Don’t worry if it doesn’t go on straight the first time, the great thing about washi tape is that it’s very easy to take it off and reposition.
2. Use a shorter length of striped MT Tape for the candle and position it on the front of the bag. Then use a solid coloured MT Tape to cut out the shape of a flame (you could draw the shape of the flame onto the tape before cutting). Position the flame above the candle on the bag.
3. Voila! All you have to do now is fill with treats and seal with another strip of tape.
Using MT Tape is the one of the easiest ways to dress up a paper bag. These bags are great for party favours, wedding bonbonniere or packaging baked goods and gifts.
* (If you would like to buy some of these paper bags from me just shoot me an email)
A special thanks to my gorgeous little assistant, pictured below, who helped with the photography for this post…