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Making custom gift bags has never been easier! Chalk Couture makes projects like these super simple and professional looking. I love how this one turned out and it really is an easy project. Make yours like mine or use one of the dozens of transfers available to customize your options.
Supplies needed to make your own custom gift bags:
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- Chalkboard Gift Bags
- Wish Big Transfer
- Floral Transfer
- Chalkology Paste (in the color of your choice)
- Stir Stick
First, if you are new to Chalk Couture click here to read all about it. Now, when you are ready to make your custom gift bags, be sure to start with the video below where I explain the process.
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? No problem! Just follow the instructions below.
You can actually use any Chalk Couture transfer you like with this project. Start by cutting your transfer into pieces if applicable. There will be guide lines to use.
Then peel your transfer from the backing sheet. You can mark the back before doing this if you have a hard time telling the shiny side from the back.
Then press your transfer to a towel especially if this is the first time that you have used it. This will pick up some fuzz from the towel and ensure that it will remove easily from the bag once your project is complete.
Peel your transfer up from the towel.
Then press onto your gift bag. Use a squeegee to press it down well and ensure there are no air bubbles.
Use any color of Chalkology Paste that you like. Open the container and mix it well before adding it to your project.
Then just dab it on one side of the transfer as shown below. Remember that you can reuse any excess so adding too much is okay.
Use your squeegee to pull the paste across the transfer. Make sure to get in all areas of the transfer.
Then remove any excess with your squeegee and return to the container for another project. The more excess you remove the better.
Peel up the transfer to reveal your finished design.
Then just set your project aside to dry. It seriously takes like 5 minutes!
You want to wash the transfer immediately after completing the project. Do not allow the paste to dry on the transfer. Clorox wipes work great for this. Clean the paste from the transfer on the front and also the back.
Allow the transfer to dry completely with the sticky side up. Then just return to the backing sheet once dry. Be sure to add the sticky side of the transfer to the shiny side of the backing paper.
Continue making as many custom gift bags as you would like. Mix and match stencils and colors for a custom look. Remember that you can also use two different colors on one stencil if desired.
You can seal the bags with a polycrylic or spray sealer if desired. Otherwise, the design will come up once the bags get wet.
So, do you know someone that has a birthday coming up? Be sure to get started making custom gift bags for the occasion.
I have so much more in store for you with the items I have from Chalk Couture. Stay tuned as you are going to love these projects!
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