Last week my daughter had her birthday party and, as usual, we planned on making little party favor bags for her friends to take home with them. The morning of the party we went shopping for the necessities we didn’t already have at home, including the usual assortment of treats and little toys for the bags, and we specifically did not buy bags for the favors because I was sure I had some birthday-themed cellophane bags stashed at home in one of my craft room drawers. Just a few hours before the party, as we were getting ready to put the bags together, I went to dig out the bags I was *sure* I had, only to find a stack of Christmas bags instead. And 4 valentine ones. Major bummer. I was not about to wake my two-year-old up from his nap to run back to the store, so we decided to get creative and find some things around the house to make our own. What we ended up with were brown paper bags with colorful cards as closures over the top, all hand-decorated. These were a great little craft project for my daughter and I think they turned out way cuter than store-bought bags. Most importantly, she had a blast making them and giving them out to her friends.
DIY Party Favor Bags
To make these bags, you’ll first need to gather up some supplies: