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DIY: Birthday Favour Bags

3 Jun

DIY: Birthday Favour Bags

Here is an easy peasy DIY for turning a plain old paper bag into a gorgeous gift bag. All you need are some paper bags* and some MT Tape to decorate them:

1. Stick lengths of MT Tape along the gusset of the paper bag. Don’t worry if it doesn’t go on straight the first time, the great thing about washi tape is that it’s very easy to take it off and reposition.

2. Use a shorter length of striped MT Tape for the candle and position it on the front of the bag. Then use a solid coloured MT Tape to cut out the shape of a flame (you could draw the shape of the flame onto the tape before cutting). Position the flame above the candle on the bag.

3. Voila!  All you have to do now is fill with treats and seal with another strip of tape.

Using MT Tape is the one of the easiest ways to dress up a paper bag. These bags are great for party favours, wedding bonbonniere or packaging baked goods and gifts.

* (If you would like to buy some of these paper bags from me just shoot me an email)

A special thanks to my gorgeous little assistant, pictured below, who helped with the photography for this post…

Assitant

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Farmyard Party Invitation + Free Printable

28 May

Earlier this month my daughter had her 3rd birthday and we celebrated by having a party for her at The Farmyard Nursery.  The kids all had so much fun, they nursed little bunnies, brushed the Shetland pony, fed all the aminals and even bottle fed the lambs – so cute!!!

When I created the invitations for the party I wanted to keep with the farmyard theme. I immediately thought of red and white gingham which is what inspired this design.  We sent out a map with our invitations so I used the twine at the top to tie the invitation and map together.  I also created party bag labels to match.  Here they both are:

Farmyard Invitations and Party Bags

I was really pleased with how the invitations turned out so I’ve decided to add them to the shop.  If you like the party bag lables you can have those too by downloading the free printables that I’ve created.  When I made the party bags I printed the labels onto card stock, puched a hole and tied them onto the party bags with twine.  You could also print them on plain paper and glue them on or print them onto label paper and stick them onto almost anything really,

Farmyard Party Bag Printable

Farmyard Party Bag Labels – Free Printable

You can download the Farmyard Party Bag Labels here.

I couldn’t publish this post without including a photo from the party.  So here is a photo of the birthday girl who was very excited to be feeding the lamb his bottle of milk!

The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl