Years ago I made favors for parties and with the wedding season coming up, I decided to create some pretty favors. These favor bags look so elegant when they're made out of vellum and look like they took a lot of time to create, but they are so easy to put together, I'll show you how.
For the stenciled favor bag, create a bag from the Tim Holtz In The Bag die out of vellum. Using post-it notes, block off the areas where you don't want the embossing paste to show.
With a plastic palette knife spread some white embossing paste over the stencil onto the bag. I used the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil. The Wendy Vecchi embossing paste is a good one to use as it stays bright white after it's dry.
Here you can see the two different designs for the favor bags.
Tie one end of the ribbon around the bag leaving the remaining ribbon on one side to make the bows. I used the Tammy Tutterow technique for my bows which you can find here. I wrapped the ribbon around my fingers instead of clothes pins to create the bows and then ran the shorter end of the ribbon under under my fingers to tie the bow off.
Here are the two favor bags with their bows. I used mowed lawn and twisted citron distress markers for the green bag and wilted violet and shaded lilac distress markers for the purple bow. It's important to use a lighter and darker shade of colors to give the ribbon depth.
To put the final touches on the favor bags, I added roses that I created from the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals die set.
Vellum doesn't have much weight to it so the bag needs some extra strength on the bottom so the candy won't fall out. I adhered a piece of chipboard to the bottom of the party bags and this was the perfect solution to keep the candy from falling out of the bottom when placed upright. This also gives the bags stability so they can stand up nice and straight.
You can leave the bags plain and call them finished, but I wanted them to have a little extra color so I added 3" x 4" pieces of coordinating card stock that I slid down the front inside panel of the bags. The folded edges on the side of the bag will keep these panels in place so you don't need adhesive. This really set them off and gave them the added color I wanted.
Here again are my favor bags.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put together these elegant party favor bags made from vellum and I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.
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