Thursday, 16 May 2013

Pretty Kraft-It-Yourself Favors

kraft favor packaging supplies from Creative Bag Co. Ltd.
Basic kraft boxes and bags can make the prettiest favors when you embellish them with ribbons, tags and a simple die cut paper shape. 

I love the look of black and white with kraft. I would describe this combination as simple, elegant, natural, modern, organic and rustic. 

I added paper flower and birds that I created using vintage book pages to my favors. I think that these would make wonderful wedding favors for the diy bride would is looking to add a personal touch to her wedding. The only hard part is figuring out which kraft box or bag to use!

kraft take out favors from Creative Bag on the Creative Bag blog
Our kraft take-out boxes have just arrived! 

I wrapped a wide black satin ribbon around the box and tied it at the top without a bow. You can see my tutorial for making paper flower here. I glued a vintage paper flower to small wood clothespin so that I could just clip it onto the ribbon. You can make simple paper tags to attach to the wire hanger on the take-out box. Say "thank you" or if you want to your favors to do double duty, add a guest's name to each tag so everyone will know where to sit.

kraft round favor boxes from Creative Bag on the Creative Bag blog
Mod boxes come in lots of sizes and colours ... the kraft ones are my favourite.

Similar to the take-out box favor, I wrapped a wide black satin ribbon around the box, tied it at the top without a bow and attached a vintage paper flower on a clothespin. I used a Martha Stewart paper punch to decorate the bottom of a plain white tag and inserted it under the ribbon. Again, you can use the tag to add a thank you message or add a name to double as an escort card. 

kraft boxes for favors from Creative Bag on the Creative Bag blog
We have an assortment of jewellery boxes available ... these kraft ones are a basic in my packaging supplies.

I tied a wide satin black ribbon and a grosgrain black and white stitched ribbon around the box. I attached a bird shape that I die cut from vintage papers to a small clothespin and then clipped it onto a small branch. The branch was woven between the ribbons to give this package an interesting look. You could easily tuck branches with fresh blossoms if you are making these up the day of your event. 

paper bags for favors from Creative Bag on the Creative Bag blog
You've seen me use these kraft bags many times before. They are easy to 
make and if you looking for a a larger favor that will have a big impact these are perfect!

I used a Martha Steward paper edge punch to decorate the top of the bag. You can see my tips for using this punch on this post. I also used a tool called Sew Ribbon that you can see here to punch slots into the bag. Then I sewed a black ribbon through the slots to close the bag ... make sure that you add whatever you are putting into the bags into the bags before adding the ribbon! Another one of my vintage paper flowers that was glued to a small clothespin was added to the ribbon. You can use the clothespin to hang a gift tag or escort card to your bag favor. 


2 comments:

Nat said...

very elegant favors. love the kraft combined with black and text. beautiful designs! :)

Zander said...

Just found your site today. Love, love, love your ideas. Great for gifts, especially Mother's Day.