This paper bag is as plain as it gets, no frills at all, and it costs only $2 for 3 from Daiso.
So what do you do with plain paper bags? Use Washi!
One word of caution in using Washi Tape, please don’t paste many different patterns together, like there is no end to the tape. Personally I think it’s nice to use 3-4 different designs, as long as the colours are complementary to one another.
When pasting Washi on stuff, think patterns, think lines, and shapes. Nice decorated MT tapes are wasted when they are pasted on stuff haphazardly. You might have a huge stash, but do try to restrain yourself when it comes to decorating stuff with Washi, as it might just end up looking like your 3 year old kid did the crafting.
What you will need for this project :
1. 1 Kraft Paper Bag
2. Wooden Clothes-peg
3. Washi Tape
- Paste Washi Tape on Kraft Paper Bag. I kept it simple, as will be adding on a Kirigami feature on the right of the bag to balance it out visually.
- More use for the Washi Tape! Paste tape on the wooden clothes peg, trim away the excess
- Making the Kirigami Rabbits
You will need :
1. Origami Paper – In a matching shade to the Washi Tape
2. Sharp Scissors
4. Xacto Knife
5. Self-Healing Mat
6. Kirigami Bear (4-fold) and Rabbit (8-fold) patterns
1) Fold the 15cm x 15cm Origami Paper in Half
2) Fold it into quarters
3) Fold it into 1/8 – this is known as the Kirigami Rectangle 8-Fold
4) Make sure that the triple V’s of the folds are facing to the left side
- Cutting out the Kirigami Rabbits
1) Staple the pattern of the rabbit on the base of the Rectangle 8-Fold paper, making sure that the edges are lined up
2) Cut out the pattern, you will have to use the Xacto Knife for the fine corners of the pattern.
3) Open up the paper, you should see 3 pairs of rabbits holding hearts, and 2 rabbits holding on to halve heart shapes.
- On plain drawing paper, draw a circle using a drawing compass.
- Paste the Kirigami Rabbit cut-out on the circled card, trim off the excess paper cut-out
- Clip the card on to the right side of the bag, with the wooden clothes-peg.
P.S. In case you are wondering if I am using Rabbits, as it is Easter this weekend. For sure, you can use the Kirigami Rabbits design for your Easter bags. I used this bag to hold a gift for a friend, didn’t need any specific occasion.
This post was not planned to coincide with Easter this week, you can read what I think about ‘Rabbits and Eggs’ that are commonly used as celebrated visuals for Easter.