DIY Gift Bags


Crafting and shopping are what I loved most about wedding planning. For my bridesmaids gifts, I gave them each a necklace and earrings to wear with their dress on the big day. I shopped around for a while to find pieces that would fit with each girl’s personal style, but also look cohesive when they were all standing next to each other. I ended up with a fun assortment of necklaces that had blush and gold tones (picture of my beautiful bridesmaids and their necklaces below!). To wrap them, I wanted something that would match the jewelry and wedding décor. That’s when I decided DIY gift bags were in order.


I found these muslin bags at the Container Store and then used some fabric paint and glitter to decorate them.  Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make them for your next present-giving occasion! I want to use a different stencil/color to make some Christmas gift bags!


DIY Gift Bags


  • muslin bag
  • painter’s tape
  • gold fabric paint
  • paint brush
  • mod podge
  • gold glitter
  • pink fabric paint
  • heart stencil


  1. Use painter’s tape to block off the bottom section that will be painted gold. I taped it about 3 inches up from the bottom. Press down firmly to make sure the tape is on nice and tight so that paint won’t bleed below it. Use a foam brush to apply the fabric paint. Let dry.
  2. Coat the painted area with a layer of Mod Podge. Sprinkle glitter on top and shake excess onto a paper plate (this makes it easier to pour back into the container so you don’t waste it). Let dry, then remove tape.
  3. Next, tape the desired stencil to the bag so that the shape is in the center. Use a foam brush and fabric paint to fill in the open space. I used a light pink color to create the heart. Remove and let dry.






  • OMG this is such a brilliant idea. Loved the cute heart as well as the glitter! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! It was such an easy project and came out exactly as I had pictured them!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    super cute!