How To Use Masking Tapes To Beautify Transparent Present Bag?


“What?  Does making something beautiful mean I need to have many tools ready?”  You are wondering.

Not really.  If you have, that’s great!  If you don’t have it right now, it’s okay too!

All you need is just your favorite decorative masking tape(s) and some clear plastic bags.  Of course, things that you want to place inside the clear bags.

Let’s see the picture.

Use masking tapes to beautify transparent present bag

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This is another simple gift idea that I love to use – use masking tapes to beautify transparent present bag.  Let’s face it… a clear plastic bag is boring and plain.  In fact, it’s better not to use it due to environmental issues.

However, sometimes it’s unavoidable.  Why?  Don’t you use the bag for food?  Don’t you use to wrap whatever it is?

Well, not using a plastic bag is a “heavy” question which I’m not in the right position to elaborate any further.  Before I can find a better solution or alternative, let’s continue the happy stuff…

There are two things I like about using transparent plastic bags due to (1) you can immediately see what’s inside without opening them, and (2) the things you place inside won’t get wet easily.  Can I say this is water resistant?

There are many different plastic bag sizes in the market.  Some are of low quality, while some are of better quality.  You can also find some for food purposes.

There are many more with attractive pictures on the bags.  Isn’t it pretty tempting to start collecting as well?

Anyway, the one you see in the picture above is a medium-sized present bag.  The size is approximately 23×15.5x6cm (9.1”x6.1”x2.4”).  The quality is good and presentable.

I want to make it clear that this is just a sample I made to show you the different masking tapes because they can have different outcomes on a transparent gift bag.



Easy to use masking tapes to beautify transparent present bag

What does it mean exactly?  What outcome?

For example, the navy blue horizontal line on mt tape seems dark.  But when I placed it on the clear plastic bag, it looks nice and brighter due to one of the main features of washi tape: semi-translucent.

Below is another example using a darker shade of sticky tape:

The brown tape is not that appealing at first glance.

Washi tape ziplock bag


However, when I tape it on the zip lock bag… wow!  It’s pretty!

Don’t you think the gift (because of the brown stripe pattern) is also suitable to be given to man?  It is always not that easy to gift something to a man.  Why not give this a try?

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Okay, let’s come back to the first picture…

The bright orange collage pattern is even brighter and more striking on the bag.

The other one is mt 1P deco block blue washi tape.  I use this pattern to simply wrap the twist ties.  This is just to help close the bag.

Last but not least, the ribbon is added but is totally optional.

Isn’t it easy to beautify a simple and plain clear bag into an adorable present bag?


When can you make a few such present bags?

There are many occasions you can use some decorative tapes and clear bags that you may already have.  Due to the assorted patterns, colors, and styles, you can certainly find some washi tapes which can match your theme.

If you love baking, what about decorating the cookie bag?

If you are looking for some unique personalized wedding favors, what about having a washi tape crafting session with your girlfriends?

What about having some arts and crafts activities with your kids?  Get ready some sweets, cute tapes especially for kids, and small plastic bags.  Let them have fun decorating! Hope you liked this – use masking tapes to beautify transparent present bag!

Note: Since washi tape is not a toy, please supervise and guide young children.



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