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Stenciling Turns Brown Bags into Gift Bags!

Video showing how to turn plain paper lunch bags into wonderful stenciled gift bags!

A plain brown bag? Never as long as I have stencils and paint.  Just some quick stenciling to transform these grocery store lunch sacks into gift bags.  When I say quick, I do mean quick. Sloppy, messy, and fast.


Video showing how to turn plain paper bags into wonderful stenciled gift bags!

In the video,  I employ some of my favorite skills such as

  • not lining anything up -that would involve precision
  • using sloppy fast stenciling -I have patience issues
  • making coordinating paper – that involves leftover paints so nothing is wasted
  • using a tool that makes me look far more precise than I really am


Watch Stenciling Turns a Boring Brown Bag Into Wonderful on YouTube.

My Art is You students will probably recognize these bags…

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  • Maria McGuire November 6, 2014, 2:54 pm

    These are FANTASTIC! Good way to bring out those old punches again too!

  • Maggie M November 6, 2014, 9:09 pm

    Great idea Carolyn! These would make great gift bags for any occasion.

  • Glenda L November 6, 2014, 9:41 pm

    Love it! Those are so fun and great for any occasion.
    Can’t wait to try it. Thanks.