While vinyl is often marketed and sold to be used with electronic cutting machines, it can also be used with dies! Personally, I prefer to cut my vinyl with dies because it is quick and I get clean, crisp cut lines. I’m going to show you how to use beautiful Darice dies to create gorgeous burlap DIY gift bags for the holidays.
- Jute Drawstring Bags
- Darice Die Cuts (I used Snowflake, Ornaments, and Poinsettia)
- Craft Paint
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Washi Tape
- Bright Fabric Sheets
Note: Place a piece of cardboard inside the bag before beginning. This will keep the paint and glue from seeping through to the other side of the DIY gift bags.
Snowflake gift bag:
Step 1. Die cut snowflakes from adhesive vinyl. Save the snowflakes for a different project and use only the negative image. This is your stencil! Press the adhesive on the bag and use the foam pouncer to dab the paint onto the bag. Repeat as desired to make a pattern on the bag.
Step 1. Make lines on the bag with washi tape. You could use stencil tape, too, but I like to work with whatever I have, and washi tape helps me paint clean, crisp lines.
Step 2. Paint the bag with red craft paint. Let it dry and remove the washi tape to reveal the candy stripe lines.
Poinsettia gift bag:
Step 1. Die cut the leaves from adhesive vinyl to make your stencil.
Step 2. Paint the leaves green. Use a pouncer and your DIY vinyl stencil.
With the dies you can cut two sheets of vinyl at once, making it very easy to quickly produce several DIY gift bags in one craft sitting. With all the different holiday dies available you’ll be able to create almost any gift bag you like!
Love these DIY gift bags? Check out this die cut wreath DIY Christmas card idea. Have fun crafting and creating with dies and vinyl!
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!