DIY Surprise Favor Bag on a budget.

Looking for inexpensive ideas for your party surprise favor bags? You came to the right place. I’m always trying to find ways to save money but still make creative and pretty things. Today I’m sharing with you how I made my girl’s birthday party a Surprise Favor Bag on a budget LOL. If you haven’t seen the whole Frozen Themed Birthday Party Post I invite you to check it out.

DIY Surprise Favor Bag on a Budget.

Frozen DIY Surprise Favor Bag on a budget cover image with title text overlay

This is an easy craft and because of how it’s made you can print anything you want on it as long as it fits a letter size paper.

Yup, you got that right! I made these cute favor bags using regular print paper LOL.

Let’s face it, we want to give away pretty things but we all know where those bags will end up… yessss, in the trash. So why would I spend lots of money on some store-bought bags if I can personalize them and make them at home for less than what? 50 cents? And of course, the time invested but still.

I wanted to make something really cute, with Em’s birthday logo on it and thank the friends who made it to the party. So I figured that I could save some time looking for the right bags, money and trouble by making them myself with print paper LOL.

HOW? Simple!

Supplies:

  • Pint letter size paper {double number of bags you are making}
  • ½ centimeter Satin ribbon for handles and bows.
  • Glue
  • Paper punch {the kind for folders}
  • Anything you want to put inside.

First, print your cute design on one or both sides of the bag {each paper sheet is one side of the bag} I printed it on one side only.

view of printed design, ruler, pencil and glue

Fold both sides of each paper sheet about 3 centimeters from the edges.

view of Folded both sides of each paper sheet

Spread a line of glue on the edge of one of the sides {I used UHU transparent glue}

closer view of Spreading a line of glue on the edge

Stick the other sheet making sure you use no more than ½ centimeter of each sheet to glue them together.

closer view of Sticking the other sheet making sure

Then folding along any of the folding lines, spread a line of glue on the other edge. It should fit perfectly.

Folding along the fold lines, spread a line of glue on the other edge so they come together

You should get something like this:

showing how the printed designs should look once they are glued

Let it dry for a few minutes. Just repeat the process we’ve made so far with the rest of your sheets.

Once dry, fold the bag sides making sure the glued ends go inside like this:

showing how the ends should be folded

Doing it on both sides you should get something like this:

showing how the bag should be made

Fold the bag where it would be the base of your bag. This should be about double the size of the sides something around 12 centimeters.

Folding the bag where the base would be

Open the folded part and straighten the sides creating a triangle.

showing  how Open the folded part and straighten the sides creating a triangle.

Use the side’s centerline as a guide.

showing centerline on bag base

Fold both sides like this:

showing more folding sides

Then fold each tab like this:

showing more folding sides
closing the base with another fold

Glue each triangle you see there and the places I’m marking in blue. Make sure you don’t glue where I marked in red because you would glue the base of the bag to the front and back.

showing with image and signaling text where the glue should be placed

You should get something like this:

showing the bag base done

Open it up and you get this:

view of the bag assembled

Make the holes at the top.

showing a two holes in the top of bag

Sorry, the pic got so dark =(

Cut some strips of ribbon long enough to make the handles. I used about 50 centimeters {20 Inches}.

Insert the ribbon through the holes making sure both ends end up inside the bag.

top view inserting the ribbon through the holes

Make a knot and pull each side.

joining the ribbon with a knot on the inside of the bag

There you go! The bad is done. There is only one final tough to add. The BOWS!!!!

general view of paper bag done

I made some cute and easy bows and glued them to the bottom of each design since each back has different characters!

general view of paper bag done

There you have it!!! Super cute, easy and low-budget Surprise Favor Bag. Perfect for any birthday party and even your Christmas, and birthday presents! Just fill it up with your favorite treats or gifts.

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perspective of DIY Surprise Favor Bag on a budget
frontal view of  of DIY Surprise Favor Bag on a budget
closer view of DIY Surprise Favor Bag on a budget

For more ideas and resources for parties, check out my post Frozen Themed Birthday Party.

Hope you like this tutorial. I’m always open to new ideas so if you happen to know any tips to make this even easier, please don’t be shy and share it with us in comments!

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