DIY Stenciled Holiday Gift Bag

This is a fun and easy project to wrap your holiday gifts. These bags can be used for birthdays, Christmas, or any holiday just by changing the colors!

stenciled gift bags with wreaths

I made other ones this season that turned adorable so I'm making some more. 

Today I'm using reuseable mesh silk screen stencils I bought a Michaels

folk art mesh stencils

There are many different silk screen products out there but I decided to give the less expensive ones from Michaels a try. 

These stencils are made by FolkArt

I began with a couple of pre-made fabric drawstring bags. 

The jar paste in the photo is from another company called Chalk Couture. 

supplies for silk screening

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I also repurposed had a couple of grain sack bags I made a while back

I'm showing you the process for both bags in this post. 

The silk screen stencils are sticky on the back so you peel them off the backing and stick them to the fabric you are using. 

stencil on grain sack bag

I put a small card on the inside so the paint paste wouldn't go through the fabric. 

I put a tiny bit of the paint on the stencil and used a squeegee to spread the paste. 

silk screen with paste

Lift the stencil up right away and drop it into a tub of water to remove the paste. 

silk screened wreath

These stencils can be used many times. 

I decided to paint my stencil when it dried with a little bit of sage green paint. 

green paint in wreath stencil

I let the design dry then added a repurposed string bow to the top by gluing it with one spot of glue on the back. 

bow attached to back of bag

These cute little bags can be used to hold hard to wrap small gifts. 

silk screened gift bags and candles

They can be made using any size drawstring bag

gift bag using silk screen and red bow

I think these mesh stencils work very well for the price and the little Christmas wrap bags couldn't be cuter! 

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gift bag with candle and overlay

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gift bag and pinecone in a jar


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .