Every party needs favors to give! Instead of paper gift bags, try this DIY that might take a few minutes, but will be a long-lasting gift for your guests. With paint, add a few stenciled, floral accents to plain burlap favor bags. Instead of setting them to the side when the event is over, your guests can continue to use them to hold jewelry, toiletries, any other small items or knick knacks.
First, cut a small piece of cardstock, scrap paper or cardboard that is the same width as the bag. Put it inside of the bag to prevent paint from transferring to the inside.
Choose the paint colors you prefer. I had a few different green colors, but decided to go with the darker green and the white paint color combination.
Lay your stencil on the bag. I like these adhesive stencils because they don’t shift around as you paint. Even though it’s reused on the burlap, the adhesive isn’t removed when they are washed. Using up and down patting motions, cover the stencil with the white paint, being sure to cover all cutout areas of the stencil.
You can either stop here, if you like the singular color, or continue with the second paint selection to add more color. Once you’ve stamped one bag, continue stamping the remainder of the bags with the same color. Continue with the second color, stenciling each bag and placing them in different positions to add variety.
These bags should only take a few minutes to dry. Use these as treat bags of gift bags at your next Spring party!
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