DIY Party Favor Bags with Sandra

Welcome to a fun Party Goodie Bags tutorial with Sandra. So, you’ve had a great party and now it’s time for your guests to hit the road back home. It’s always a good idea to give them a little party favor to remember the great day or evening you spent together. From my own experience I can say that goodie bags are always a great idea! You can stuff them with sweets, candies, pencils, flair buttons, bracelets and other small items. You don’t have an idea yet how to make party goodie bags? And you are looking for a fun DIY inspiration? Here we go:

Two party goodie bags with colorful designs and layered embellishments: die-cut shapes, acrylic shapes, a flair button and die-cut frames. The bags were created with papers and embellishments from the Buenos Dias Collection (Obed Marshall for American Crafts).

How to make the goodie bags: I used the All-In-One-Tool to cut and score patterned papers from the Buenos Dias Collection by Obed Marshall. First, I started by cutting a piece of paper to size 9″ by 6.5″. Second, I scored the paper at 4.5″ (that’s half of 9″). Third, I adhered double-sided tape and folded the paper to make a pocket. The pocket will be size 4.5″ by 6.5″. Tip: Use a hole punch to add a notch at the top. You can also add a stitched edge with your sewing machine. Can you spot the stitching along the edges on the pocket below?

A party goodie bag with a fun pattern and layered embellishments from the papercrafting and scrapbooking collection Buenos Dias by Obed Marshall. The bag is stuffed with a pencil and a handmade vellum bag.

And now it’s time to decorate your party goodie bag. I used die-cut shapes, a paper frame, a pre-made gift tag, and acrylic shapes from Buenos Dias. I just love the fancy colors and how this papercrafting line just radiates fun and happiness. It’s perfect for all kinds of party-related papercrafts. Tip: Layer your embellishments with foam pads to add dimension!

Party Goodie Bag with paper frame, a flair button made with the Button Press Machine, acrylic shapes and two fun paper balloons. The papers and embellishments are from Buenos Dias by Obed Marshall for American Crafts. The bag was created by Sandra Dietrich.

You can even add fun flair buttons to your party goodie bags. Tip: You can also create square flair buttons with the Button Press Machine! Just use the square inserts and your favorite paper to create a wonderful embellishment.

Now your goodie pockets are ready and you are looking for an inspiration what to put inside? How about a pencil and a cute little handmade velum pocket that is filled with paper clips or small pins? Just add some stickers and stars to create the cutest little stuffer for your bags:

DIY inspiration party goodie bags with Buenos Dias. Two pockets with fun embellishments are now ready to be given to your guests. Pockets created by Sandra Dietrich for We R Memory Keepers.

I hope you like my DIY inspiration for your next party! Well, I can’t wait to find out what my guests will say about these goodie pockets. If you want to make pockets yourself, here is a list of supplies I’ve used.

Button Press Machine
Buenos Dias Paper Collection by Obed Marshall

Thank you for stopping by today! And now have fun creating beautiful things.

Designer Sandra Dietrich

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