Print and make your own gardening-themed party favor bags featuring artwork from vintage seed catalogs. This free collection includes lilies, tulips, daffodils, roses, hyacinths and other gorgeous spring flowers. Download all 22 designs, print them out using your home computer and learn step-by-step how to fold them into bags with this easy tutorial, including a video demonstration.
If you love all the beautiful blooms of spring, like I do, then you’re going to love these DIY printable party favor bags featuring artwork from vintage seed catalogs.
The gardening-themed printable bags look so pretty when filled with spring flowers. They also make great gift bags and party favors for weddings, luncheons or birthdays. Fill them with bulbs or seeds for planting or another small gift. Some homemade oatmeal soap or citrus mint hand salve would be nice.
How cute would these be used as place settings at a bridesmaids luncheon, Mother’s Day tea or another special event? Depending on the time of year, you can fill them with blooming bulbs or faux flowers.
This project was inspired by some vintage bulb bags from Holland that I found at an antique store.
You might remember them from my spring home tour.
I created these party favor bags using vintage seed catalog artwork available in the public domain.
In this blog post, I’m including the six different favor bag designs for free download. Email subscribers to Atta Girl Says get even more free printable party favor bags. Keeping reading for all the details.
Printable Party Favor Bags
To download the six freebies available here, just click on the links below.
Those six bags are just the teaser! Don’t want to miss out on the exclusive subscriber-only printable party favor bags. There are 22 gorgeous designs in all, including lilies, tulips, daffodils, roses, hyacinths and other colorful spring flowers.
The full collection is available, for free, exclusively to email subscribers of Atta Girl Says. When you sign up for my email newsletter, you get access to lots of great exclusives and content not available anywhere else.
I’d love to send you these flowers to thank you for reading and supporting me!
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Once you’ve signed up, check your email for the free download. You can print as many copies of the designs as you like. Just remember, they are for personal use only.
Now that you’ve got your free downloads, let me show you how to fold the printables into party favor bags.
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- 8.5X 11 printer paper
- Free vintage seed catalog printable (See the links above)
- clear tape
- scoring board (optional)
- bone folder (optional)
- pinking shears or decorative paper edger scissors
How to Fold Party Favor Bags
Print out your the printable favor bag artwork on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Do not scale the image. Print at 100 percent.
Each printable includes pale blue folding lines. Use the bone folder and scoring board to score each line. If you don’t have a scoring pad or bone folder, don’t feel you have to run out and buy them. But they will help you get nice, crisp creases, and they definitely makes folding the bags easier. If you’re planning on making a lot of these for a wedding, I recommend buying a scoring board and bone folder.
To create the bag shape, fold the paper along the outer, vertical lines.
Flip the bag over and use clear tape to secure.
Next, fold up the bottom of the bag, following the printed horizontal fold line. Use the bone folder to get a sharp crease.
Next, open up the bottom section and flatten, folding in the corners. (See the video below for a demonstration of how to do this.)
Fold down the top and fold up the bottom portion of this section until they meet, and secure with clear tape. Fold the top flap down so the tape is hidden, then flip the bag over so the image is visible.
Next, fold along the inner printed vertical fold lines to create the sides of the bag. It helps to use the bone folder. Fold the paper to the front and then to the back to make it easier to form the sides of the bag.
Next, open up the bag, flattening the bottom. Pleat the sides using the creases you created in the last step, pinching the outer edges of each side together. (Again, watch the video below to see exactly how to do this.)
Finally, use the pinking shears or paper edger scissors to trim the top of the bag and create a finished, decorative edge.
While we wait for spring to arrive in full bloom, I’m enjoying looking at this pretty arrangement on my office/craft room window sill.
If you need more help folding these DIY party favor bags, watch out this video tutorial I filmed when I made my scrapbook paper gift bags. The process is exactly the same, even though we’re using a different size and type of paper.
I hope that helped clear up any confusion. As you can see, folding your own party favor bags is really simple!
I’d love to know how you plan to use these party favor bags. Share your ideas in the comments below.
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