- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Here are some of the gift bags that I made for all 7kids the wedding, my bridesmaids and ushers. This was actually the result after a failed attempt to make the canvas totes that I’ve seen on here. After ruining 2 canvas bags, I decided to go another route. I was in the Dollar Tree (my favorite DIY place to find some great supplies for my projects) and came across some plain white gift bags that were 2 for a dollar. I picked them up figuring I could find a way to use them.
After searching this site, I came up with some inspiration. I LOVED the cute dresses that Miss Chocolate Milk used on her Bridesmaid cards. So, I got out my Cricut and ended up using the base for a cheerleader for the dress itself (I didn’t have an actual dress on any of my cartridges, but I figured nobody will know what it is. I went back to the Dollar Tree and got some tulle, and made the dresses. I loved how they turned out!
I used scrapbook paper that I had laying around, plus searched the Hobby Lobby clearnance section, and found some cute specialty paper for dirt cheap. It was originally 12X12 with the corners bent up pretty badly, but since I was only going to cut off that section, it was not a problem for me! I already had all the letters, ribbon and bling in my scrapbook collection.
After doing the front of the bag, I decided that the back needed a dress (or a vest for the one boy in our wedding), so I added that and either the date or flowers (whatever I had left) Here’s how the back looks.
For the kids bags, I just put in some small gifts that I got at the Dollar Tree, along with the headband that the 6 flower girls will be wearing. I found a post by Stephalopolis about how to make DIY crayon wrappers, and loved the idea, so I set about making an easy template that is linked in her post, and started wrapping the crayons. I also loved the chapstick wrappers that Kathyb3bar had posted, so I made some of those, and added them at the last minute. I personalized each chapstick with the kids names and their role in the wedding (ring bearer, flower girl, etc). I also made a bunch of chapsticks with our names and wedding date for our out of town boxes. The bridal party and ushers will obviously be receiving more adult-like gifts (which I didn’t picture just in case they ever stumble across this site).
Not bad for a bag that started like this.
This turned out to be quite a fun project, and I’m really happy with how they turned out! What do you think?