Monday, April 20, 2020

Mother's Day Favor Bag DIY

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C'mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! 

Because of Covid -19 pandemic and sheltering in place, we are all probably making projects with what we have in our stash. I know I have plenty of decorative cardstock and ribbon plus the rest of materials listed and that's basically all it took to make this adorable Mother's Day Favor Bag! Perfect to make for a table setting or just to give and celebrate Mother's Day!  And the best part is that the design possibilities are unlimited for making your own!

Double sided decorative cardstock
Regular cardstock
Ribbon – 3/8″ wide
Paper bone scorer
Fabric-Tac fabric glue
Favor bag template
Mini Bowdabra tool, bow wire and ribbon to make the bows (optional)

To begin, this is what the cardstock looks like that will be on the outside of the favor bag. I love all the sayings and quotes about Mother! I think it is so cool and uplifting for what's going on in the world!
Next, you need to create a simple template like this one:
Then trace and cut out on a decorative double-sided cardstock.
Fold cover bag on bottom fold lines using a bone folder.

Create an inside box template .  .  .
then trace and cut out on another sheet of cardstock. Score all lines and fold. Cut 1″ folds on left and right sides.

Apply glue on inside flaps and fold together to secure box. 
Glue bottom and 4" sides of box to inside bag cover and let dry.
 For handles, cut and seal two 20″ strips of ribbon. Glue one end on cover bottom 1″ from edge, wrapping around in a U shape and gluing on bottom 1″ from edge on opposite side. Repeat for second ribbon handle. Add glue to portion of ribbon handles on cover, front and back and press together. I made simple bows with dovetails using my Mini Bowdabra, gluing them on the ribbon handles just below the cardstock bag edge.
And finally, fill with some of your favorite treats!
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  1. What a great idea to get ready for Mother's Day - it'll be here before you know it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is such a great idea... and I am really digging all that chocolate up put inside. Pinned.

    1. Thanks, JoAnne! I'm loving eating the chocolates, too!

  3. This is such a perfect use of your beautiful cardstock! And the chocolates are definitely an added bonus!

  4. What a pretty way to use the card stock. This is such a nice idea, Gail.

  5. So cute and sweet! I love the Mother cardstock you used and the ribbon!


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