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Quick and Easy Party Giveaway Bags


Turn ordinary paper sandwich bags into pretty gift bags or party giveaway bags in just minutes! Here are some ideas to get you started.

Materials

* Paper bags. You can use white or craft bags. The ones in the photos are sandwich bags measuring 8 by 5 inches.
* Washi tape and/or deco tape
* Die cuts or large punched shapes
* Glitter Glue
* Stapler
* Patterned paper
* Decorative edged scissors or pinking scissors
* Straight edge scissors
* Craft glue
* Rubber stamps
* Ink pads
* Acrylic paint
* Paint brush
* Stencils
* Chalk pastels
* Markers
* Bakers twine and/or ribbon
* Cardstock
* Hole punch
* Heat gun (optional)

Instructions

Tape it. One of the quickest ways to decorate a paper bag is to apply a strip of washi tape or deco tape across the top or bottom edge of the bag. To save on tape, simply use one strip of tape to seal the bag after folding down the top.

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Add a die cut or punched shape. Staple or glue on a die cut or large punched shape for a quick embellishment. You can apply glitter glue on the shape for added shine. Note: If youíre using a stapler, itís probably best to add the shape after youíve packed the bag!

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Layer on some patterned paper. Use pinking scissors or other decorative scissors to cut swatches of patterned paper in graduated sizes. Stack and glue them together, then attach to the bag using glue or a stapler.

party giveaway bag photo

Stamp on it. Stamp randomly on the bag to quickly fill up the background, or stamp a single image thatís large enough to serve as a focal point.

party giveaway bag photo

Stencil on it. Use an ink pad to stamp through a stencil, or apply chalk pastels through it.

party giveaway bag photo

Doodle on it. Draw directly on the bag using markers. Alternatively, you can paint a background first using a thin coat of white acrylic paint. Let dry (use a heat gun if needed), then proceed to doodle on it with markers.

party giveaway bag photo

Tag it. Cut a tag shape from cardstock and decorate it using any of the methods above (taped, stamped, punched shape, doodled, etc.). Punch a hole near the tapered end, and thread some bakers twine or ribbon through it. Fold the top of the bag, punch two holes on the folded part, and then tie on the tag to close the bag.

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