Creative Hack with Reusable Gift Wrap

For many people the source of joy for the holidays is giving! One of the coolest ways to express yourself in the holiday season is creative gift wrapping. Creating a reusable gift bag that could be used year round paired with a gift tag that creates a holiday mood is a thoughtful way to go!

We have several products that can be used on fabric. With all the product, after it is dry, simply heat set with an iron set to the correct temperature for the fabric. In our example we used VersaCraft Ink with matching Fabrico Markers.

A muslin bag masked with painters tape has been inked with VersaCraft ink in Ultramarine

We used pre-made muslin bags and simply masked off a big block section to ink up. In this photo we used Cerulean Blue VersaCraft with a Jumbo Dauber.

VersaCraft works into the fabric without migrating sideways like a fabric dye. This is the essential quality needed for creating clean edges. Many screen printing inks are quite tacky to avoid migration. With VersaCraft and Fabrico you get the best of both worlds—easy clean-up and crisp images. Before you start inking, make sure you place something like plastic or cardboard inside the bag to prevent the ink from bleeding through to the other side. In our second bag we used VersaCraft Poppy Red. We used a Fabrico Marker to draw a thin line above the thick block stripe. Since the block was inked up real well, we let it air dry for 24 hours before heat setting. Use a scrap piece of fabric between the ink and your iron.

Drawing on a muslin gift bag with a Fabrico Marker above a big red blog created by VersaCraft.

The gift tag is the mood setter in this project. Again, we are aiming for the bag to be reused for any season, but the gift tag is all Christmas!

A handmade gift bag inked in Poppy Red block and stripe with a handmade tag featuring Santa Clause.

We used Santa Claus from Flourishes l.c with VersaFine and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Next, use VersaCraft Poppy Red to color the area around Santa and use Fabrico Poppy Red to color in Santa’s hat. The tag will perfectly match the stripes on the bag and will also give the effect of Santa popping forward from the background. Any additional detailing on this tag is your creative liberty! We shined Santa’s beard with Delicata White Shimmer, embossed the sentiment “For You” and colored in Santa’s face with Memento Dual-tip Markers.

A muslin giftbag inked with Ultramarine VersaCraft in a block section with a handmade tag embossed with a snowflake pattern and inked in blue too.

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