Mixed Media Gift Bag

Decorate a paper bag using different techniques.

Material and tools:

  • a paper bag
  • softpaper, rice paper or napkin with romantic motif
  • white acrylic paint
  • a medallion
  • wooden heart
  • pompoms and flowers set in white color
  • decoupage glue for textile "Textile medium"
  • lace




1 Cut the softpaper in chosen size and glue it. Glue the lace on the edges.

2 Randomly paint the edges of the lace with white acrylic paint.

3 Spray the whole bag with darker shade of acrylic paint.

4 Cut a heart and flowers from the softpaper. Spread Textile medium onto the cloth and place carefully the napkin motifs. Give it another coat of varnish. Leave it to dry (use a hair dryer to speed it up).

5 Do the same with the chosen message.

6 When the glue is dry, cut out the motif leaving a few mm around the edge. Tear carefully a few layers to get a worn effect.

7 Spread little white acrylic on the edges of the wooden heart.

8 Glue the white little rose from the scrapbooking set onto the medallion.

9 Place all the above on the bag and glue it. If you wish you can add mother of pearl buttons, silk flowers, paper clips and similar.

Made by: Višnja Skorin