How to DIY Party Bag Favors..Any Size Gift Bags

Why spend a lot of money on decorative party favor gift bags? You can make your own and personalize from things you have on hand!

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How to DIY Party Bag Favors..Any Size Gift Bags
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Start with paper of choice. Wrapping paper, construction paper, paper out of magazines, books or anything else you like.

Start with paper of choice. Wrapping paper, construction paper, paper out of magazines, books or anything else you like.

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Remember before you start.. how you fold the paper will be how it will look standing up. I don't want it like this so I need to turn it.

Remember before you start.. how you fold the paper will be how it will look standing up. I don't want it like this so I need to turn it.

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Like this. Fold one side to the middle.

Like this. Fold one side to the middle.

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Fold the other side overlapping a bit. Like shown in pic.

Fold the other side overlapping a bit. Like shown in pic.

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Trim the bottom if not straight.

Trim the bottom if not straight.

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Now tape, staple or glue the flap down.

Now tape, staple or glue the flap down.

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Now fold the bottom however big you want the base of the bag to be.

Now fold the bottom however big you want the base of the bag to be.

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Fingers in the fold.

Fingers in the fold.

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Press down each side.

Press down each side.

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Like so. Now yours may not touch in the middle. That's okay. The next step will close it up.

Like so. Now yours may not touch in the middle. That's okay. The next step will close it up.

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Fold one side to middle.

Fold one side to middle.

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Other side overlapping. Remember, this is the bottom of the bag.

Other side overlapping. Remember, this is the bottom of the bag.

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Then secure the flaps with tape or your other choice.

Then secure the flaps with tape or your other choice.

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Now fold long side a third way.

Now fold long side a third way.

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And on other side too, creasing well.

And on other side too, creasing well.

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Now open flaps. Fingers in the bag.

Now open flaps. Fingers in the bag.

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You may have to use a pencil if your hand won't fit it.

You may have to use a pencil if your hand won't fit it.

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Straighten out the bottom of the bag.

Straighten out the bottom of the bag.

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See the side creases?

See the side creases?

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Now you can just fill and fold the top over.

Now you can just fill and fold the top over.

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Or... Take a party napkin. Cut a small square of it. ( For a small bag like this one. )

Or... Take a party napkin. Cut a small square of it. ( For a small bag like this one. )

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Fold hamburger style.

Fold hamburger style.

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Fold down on itself.

Fold down on itself.

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Open up.

Open up.

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Find the center. And pinch it up.

Find the center. And pinch it up.

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Turned around you can see its pinched in the center.

Turned around you can see its pinched in the center.

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Take other hand and cup above the pinched part.

Take other hand and cup above the pinched part.

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Place in your bag.

Place in your bag.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Make several for party favors or just one for a special gift.

Make several for party favors or just one for a special gift.

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Use your own materials. Brown craft paper, ribbon and glued on embellishments.

Use your own materials. Brown craft paper, ribbon and glued on embellishments.

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Amazing what black circles, white circles on red and pink blocks come out, huh?

Amazing what black circles, white circles on red and pink blocks come out, huh?

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Maybe make paper flower.

Maybe make paper flower.

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Love the use of newspapers!

Love the use of newspapers!

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This could be from an old card or magazine. Whatever you do, pick what you have already. Be creative and Have Fun. Enjoy!

This could be from an old card or magazine. Whatever you do, pick what you have already. Be creative and Have Fun. Enjoy!

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