Stenciled Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
You can make adorable Valentine’s Day treat bags with just a stencil and some Fabric paint and it’s so easy! I used my Cricut to cut out these fun custom designs and DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint to make them colorful. The metallic fabric paint is a game changer and I think these little treat bags turned out so cute!
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We had a pretty rough ending to 2017 and I’m finally getting everything back in order and going for 2018! The blog has been on the back burner, sadly! Seems to happen every year at this time. I thought this would be a fun project to get me back on track and I’m excited to share with you again! Valentine’s Crafts are so fun and Happy! Sharing love is always a good thing. Keep scrolling to see a bunch of other super amazing Valentine’s projects I’m linking up with this week too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Stenciled Valentine’s Day Treat Bags:
- Cricut Cutting Machine (I used my Cricut Maker)
- Valentine’s Day Stencil Designs (Owl & Dinosaur)
- Vinyl and Transfer Tape
- SoSoft Fabric Paint
- Paint Brush
- Fabric Bags (I used these)
Open up the design in Design space. You can use mine or make your own, it’s easy! Adjust the stencil to the correct size depending on your bags. I used a 5×8 bag so the stencil is set to that size. Grab the links for my templates in Design Space below:
Before cutting select how many stencils you want to cut and hit “Apply” to automatically duplicate it on the mat. You can edit the mat to drag and rearrange the stencils to fit your Vinyl piece on the mat.
Cut out the vinyl stencil. I used scraps of white vinyl I had laying around. Any sticky vinyl type will do!
Weed the design. Remember when using a stencil you are creating a negative. Instead of preserving the letters and the design, you are weeding them out and just leaving the outline.
Transfer the stencil to the bag. I used transfer tape to do this so that the letters and things would easily be in position. You could do it by hand as well, though it might take longer. Use your scraper tool to help keep the stencil on the fabric bag when you peel the transfer tape off.
Put something inside the bag between the layers so your paint doesn’t soak all the way through both sides of the bag. I used a piece of paper folded up.
I have a little secret for helping to get neater lines. Sometimes fabric paint bleeds under the stencils through the fabric. To help that, I paint the stencil with SoSoft “transparent medium” first. It seals the fabric up a little with a clear coat so that the color doesn’t spread so much but the fabric paint will still be soft and bendable.
Look at the difference between these two stencils. Both look ok, but the gold letters bled a little and the red letters where I used the transparent medium first are nice and crisp.
Paint the stencil! Remove layers of the stencil as you go to add more colors. Let the paint dry completely before removing the paper or cardboard insert you put in the bag.
Fill your adorable treat bags up with Valentine’s Day goodies and share them with your friends!
My sweet four-year-old is counting the days until she can take them to her teachers and friends at school!
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Be sure to check out all these other amazing Cricut Valentine Projects as well!