Gift wrapping is serious business. Well sometimes. I waffle between shoving it in a bag and calling it a day, or actually making an effort. Anyone else feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all? Like… if I make this thing look ridiculously pretty, where is it setting the bar? Do I have to live up to that every year? Sheesh! The holiday pressure guys!
Okay, so yes, this tutorial is going to teach you how to stamp up a gift bag, but it’s really cute and great for group gifts where you feel like you actually have to put in effort (you know what I’m talking about). Fill them with some fun gamed themed mini-gifts, your favorite chapstick and lotion and you’re good to go. My favorite thing about this Stamped PacMan DIY Gift Bag is the really simple perler bead gift tag you can make for an extra wow factor.
So follow the power pellets, grab the cherries and let’s stamp some ghosties!
Stamped PacMan DIY Gift Bag
Cost: $10 or less for 5
Time: 30 minutes or less
Maximum possible score: 256
What you’ll need
Mini cotton muslin gift bags
Black Acrylic Paint
White Paint Pen
For gift tag:
Perler bead peg board
Yellow perler beads
black perler beads
To make Stamped PacMan DIY Gift Bag:
Use the permanent marker to draw the ghosties on the bottom of your kitchen sponges. Cut out with scissors. I found it easiest to cut out the general shape then go in and shape the stamp with my scissors.
Place an index card inside of the mini canvas gift bag. This will prevent bleed through with the paint.
Dip your ghostie into the paint and wipe off the excess. I used an index card for this so I had a kind of palette. I did this two ways, you can do it with one color for a simple yet cool project, or go the extra mile and stamp with fun colors to represent the different colors of the ghosties.
Stamp your ghost shapes and allow to dry.
Once your ghosts are completely dry you can go in with the white paint pen and draw/dot eyeballs onto each ghostie.
To make Pac Man gift tag:
Want more perler patterns? Check out these fun Alice In Wonderland inspired magnets!
Follow the pattern below on your pegboard.
Once finished, turn the iron to a high setting. Cover the project with parchment paper and slowly run the iron over it until beads are melted and fused together. Allow to cool off on the pegboard. You’ll know its done when the parchment paper detatches itself (about 10 minutes).
Tie your gift tag to the bag and fill with fun small gifts! These bags are my favorite for any holidays, birthdays, hostess gifts, you name it. They’re always a great surprise to people!
Too cute! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI link party. Merry Christmas!December 21, 2016 at 5:50 am
What an adorable idea! It’s super cute. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.December 23, 2016 at 4:35 am
That is so cute!! And so easy to get kids involved to make for loot bags.
Thanks for linking up at #bloggerspotlight!January 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm
Thanks! It really is a perfect project to keep kiddos busy while you’re finishing up things for a party! Thanks for stopping by!January 2, 2017 at 9:32 pm