Wednesday, 5 June 2013

DIY Party Bags.......


  Little Miss Moo's Party bags....


 

This week I am in full preparation mode for Little Miss Moo's imminent birthday party....
I have , amongst other things, been jazzing up some plain paper party bags , to fill with cake and goodies for all her little friends to take home after the Party.....

This is a very simple DIY...
You will need: 
Some plain paper bags...
Poster paint
lace cut paper (or other pattern)
Paint brush
Paint roller and tray
Kitchen Paper towel
 
Lay your party bags out on a flat, wipeable  surface....
(it is an advantage to be able to wipe clean your work surface in between printing when doing this)
 

Choose a nice colour...
...if mixing your colour up, mix up quite a lot and keep it in an old jam-jar..


Apply the paint to the roller...(if you do this using your paintbrush, it is easier to achieve an even application)....then roller off any excess paint in the tray....


Laying your lace cut paper (or whatever pattern you've got) over the paper bags, carefully roller the paint onto the bags...
......take it slow: you don't want your pattern to move whilst doing this....


Then carefully peel the lace cut paper off to reveal a lovely pattern..



Make sure you blot the lace cut paper using some kitchen towels every now and then...You don't want the paint to bleed over your lovely pattern...

When You have done one side of all your party bags, leave to dry fully....
.....and make sure you take care of your lace cut paper pattern ,by blotting it and letting it dry flat....

 

If you decide, like me, to use more than one colour (pink for the girls, blue for the boys), it is quite useful to have another, new  lace cut paper pattern to use.....(I got these from Hobby Craft).

So whilst I'm waiting for my girlie paper bags to dry, I move on to the boys' bags: 


 Same process as before...


When you are satisfied the first side is fully dried, fold the bottoms of the bags over.....
  
 

 ....so you now can print the other side of the bags...

 

When you have finished printing both sides of the bags, leave them to dry.....


 

 ....And there you have your funky patterned party bags...
 
......a little bit of effort goes a long way....don't you think?
It probably cost me the same to make these as it would have to buy ready made party bags, but I think these turned out beautiful ....and they are all unique!!
 This project has been an inspiration to me.....
...Pop back on Saturday when I will show you how I've themed Little Miss Moo's Super sized Hall decorations to match....
xxx
June

2 comments:

Krystie said...

Awesome! What a great frugal creative idea that's quick and easy

june olsen said...

Thanks Krystie!

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