Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Party Favour Bag | Photo Tutorial

Hello everyone,
As promised, I am trying to get back to regular blogging and I have a very fun, pretty and a easy to make party favour bag to share using papers from the Papericious new release- Pretty Basics. This bag measures nearly 7 inches in length by 8 inches in width and would make a perfect hostess gift and even a perfect party favour gift for your young ones. This bag can hold quite a decent size gift :)

Here's a look at the bag first followed by a step by step tutorial on how to go about making one for yourselves :)


Step 1
You will need a thick cardstock measuring 8" by 5" long. Score at 1 inches on all 4 sides of this cardstock as shown below.

Step 2 
After you have scored all the 4 sides, fold the scored area using a bone folder to get sharp crease and cut the corners of your cardstock on all 4 sides to form the basic box as shown below.

Step 3 
Add glue the flaps of the corner which you have cut.

Step 4
After you have glued all the 4 sides, you will have a rectangular box base for your bag.


Step 5
Now take a pattern paper measuring 12 by 12 inches and cut it into half. Now you will have 2 pieces of paper measuring 12 inches X 6 inches. Attach these papers side by side as shown in the picture below. You will require 18 1/2 inches of pattern paper to make this bag.

Step 6
Add red tacky tape one one side of the pattern paper as shown below.

Step 7
Once you remove the red protective layer from the tape, start gluing your pattern paper to your box. Always start from the side of the box and then go around to form the base of your bag.

Step 8
Add tacky tape to the side of the pattern paper and overlap and stick it to the other end of the  bag.

Step 9 
Your bag will look like this now after it has been glued completely.


Step 10
Take two cardstock strips measuring 11 inches by 1 inches and score on both ends of the cardstock at 1 1/2 inches each.

Step 11
After scoring both the ends, fold over.

Step 12
Apply tacky tape to one end of the cardstock strip away from the folded edges of the cardstock as shown below.

Step 13
Using a corner rounder punch, round the edges of the cardstocks on both sides. You will get a 'U' shaped edge on both sides of the handles.

Step 14
After peeling the protective layer of the tacky tape, stick the two ends of the cardstock strips as shown below by pinching and folding it.

Step 15
Once you have glued the two sides, using a bone folder try and create a curve to your handles.

Step 16
Your handle should look something like this.

Step 17
Add glue dots to the inside edge of the handles as shown below.

Step 18
Glue your handle to your bag base.

Step 19
Now, it's time to embellish your bag. I have added a scalloped border and a rim to it. You can add punched laces, ribbons, laces or just leave it like this way.

Step 20
This is how my finished bag looks like. I have embellished it with some paper tassels which were also created using the papers from the Pretty Basics collection.

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and will give it a try!

Entering this in the SSS Anything Goes challenge.

I hope you like my favour bag. Do leave me your comments if you did. 
Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Hussena, this is lovely! What a fun project - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Oh wow, this amazing!! I love the design!! Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial!! The tassels are a perfect touch!! Gorgeous bag!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Really cute bag, I so want to try this! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  4. such a cute bag and love the way you did the handles!!

  5. Awesome project Hussena! Lovely color. Thanks for the tutorial :)

  6. Super cute and colorful bag :) TFS :)

  7. Gorgeous!! Love it and love the colors you used! It is so great to see you back to blogging!!
    Missed you!!

  8. omg... this is soo awesome.. i have been going thru your blog for most part of today. you are definitely getting super awesome. This particular bag has soo much caught my interest. Everything is soo perfect. I can go on and on.
    Love it soo much