If you have plain brown grocery bags or small lunch sacks you can make some of these sweet pouch favors based on a popular origami fold. And while your here- take a peek at the recycled newspaper pouches and magazine page pouches. If you do not have time to make them yourself, I am offering them for sale on etsy!
For the grocery bag favors- I used the small lunch sack sized ones. You can buy like -100- for a couple of bucks.
I started by cutting off the bottom of the bag with scissors. I tried to keep as much of the bag intact as possible since I am looking to get an 8" sqaure from the bag.
To adjust the final size of your favor pouch, cut a larger square, say 9" or 10." You might need to use one of those large brown paper bags to get a square this large. You know- the ones they use to use when they said "paper or plastic?"
The first fold is from one corner to the other- like this:
I like Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue for projects like this since it dries so quickly and is perfect for assembly line projects.
You can decorate these anyway you want. Use your favorite technique to stamp, paint, stitch, ink or anything else. Its a blank canvas. I decided to do something quick so I dry brushed the surface with pastels and edges the pouch with black paint.
Make your look mixed media by adding some stitching, embellishments and handles from sheer ribbon. Make these fun pouches for Spring gathering, baby or wedding showers or change up the images and style for a kids party favor.
Live Life Creatively,