Fearless Friday, Holiday Lights Gift Bag


Today we’re going to make some gift bags!





This is super fun and you do not have to have special skills, I promise!





Draw a loopy line with a felt tip marker





Then draw another line weaving back and forth over the first line





Now add the “sockets” with a slightly curved stroke of the wide/broad point of a gray or silver marker






Draw the outline of a bulb shape leaving an area for a white highlight





Fill in with red





Add green {or any color you want}  bulbs next





Then finish with a 3rd color bulb

I chose bright pink because the gift going in the bag is red, pink and green





Now add details with a fine liner pen,

outlining the bulb shapes and highlights

and adding lines to the sockets





See how easy that was?





If you want to light them up, add a few strokes of yellow around each bulb

and emphasize them with little black lines

Add polka dots just for fun!




I bought this pack of 12 white bags at Target for $5.99





Have fun and Be Fearless!

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36 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Holiday Lights Gift Bag”
  1. Nancy says:

    Fabulous Jenna! Thank you for the tutorial! I love it!

  2. Totally darling! We’re going to try to have a crafty day this month — this might be a fun project for us. And if nothing else, a fun one for me!

  3. How adorable, you make it look so easy!!!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    I love this Jenna. Festive and fun and something so useful. Great tutorial……..

  5. Oh! I really love this design! It is so pretty and festive, and, as usual, your step-by-step instructions will be so easy to follow! Many thanks!

  6. Jenna, these are too cute and I think I can do it! Happy Friday!

  7. Lorraine says:

    So adorable! I love this idea!!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    These are so fun and festive!! 💚🎄 😍 What a great idea, Jenna!!

  9. Julie says:

    You made those white bags looks so pretty and festive. Thanks for that art lesson Jenna. You made it look so easy to make!
    Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Adore these bags!! Super creative and fun, Jenna! 😃

  11. Mary says:

    Adorable gift bags Jenna!! I love your idea for using a thumbprint for little ones! ♥

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    I think even I could do this! Haha. Great tutorial! Love lights and this is darling! Thanks Jenna!

  13. rawsonjl says:

    Those are so cute! Pinned.

  14. Michelle says:

    These are so cute and festive!! A great money saver, too. Bags are so expensive!!

  15. Christine says:

    These are great and so easy (once you know how). Thank you so much for this great tutorial.

  16. Judy Trott says:

    thanks for the idea…consider using the plain white paper lunchbags for small gifts

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