Monday, March 22, 2010

DIY Paper Vase Favour Bags



These Paper Vase Favour bags are perfect as an inexpensive and personal bomboniere idea, and you could also match them to your place cards for that extra special touch touch. This great tutorial is from Once Wed and will teach you step-by-step to create these beautiful bomboniere bags…

Materials:
• pliers
• mini artificial flowers – $1.99/bundle of 18 available at Tinsel Trading Company or your local Michaels
• masking tape
• paper favor bags  3.5″ x 2″ x 6.75″ – $2.99/16
available at Michaels
• patterned paper of your choice
• white glue – my personal favorite is made by Tombow and is available here.
• solid color cardstock
• paper scissors
• white gel pen – $1.24 available at Create For Less
• mini clothespins – $1.87/50 available at California Paper Goods



1. Using a pair of nice sharp pliers, cut the tops off of 4 or 5 miniature artificial flowers so that they are approximately 1.5″ long.   
2. Bundle flowers together and wrap with a small piece of tape.  I got this cute plum roll of masking tape
here, but floral tape or any old masking tape will work well for this.  
3. Tape flower bundle down to paper bag, centered and approximately 1″ from the bottom
4. Using template, trace shape for vase onto backside of the patterned decorative paper and cut out



5. Fold under edges approximately 1/8″ and run a bead of glue along both tabs.  6.  Press firmly in place onto bag over flowers.  I found it easiest to hold and secure one side for a few seconds and to then press the other side down.
7.  Cut a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ solid color cardstock into 1″ strips.  Fold strips in half and using scissors, snip a notch at the folded end to form two paper flags.  Write your message onto the flag, fill bag with contents, fold top of bag down 1/2″ onto itself 3 times and clip flag onto the front using a miniature clothespin.

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