Colorful, hand-stamped cotton muslin bags filled with goodies are the perfect way to treat your wedding guests to some whimsical fun!  Stateline Bag Co. graciously contributed some of tbeir drawstring bags to a few of the editors here at Craft Gossip, and I was delighted to receive some samples.  And the best news? Stateline is sponsoring a giveaway of these bags right here at Craft Gossip! One reader will receive 100 of the 6 x 8 drawstring cotton bags! The giveaway ends September 11th, so be sure to visit this post for all the details! Best wishes to all the entrants!

 In the meantime, here’s a quick and easy tutorial for favors that will keep kids busy and provide a fun ice breaker for your adult wedding guests: hand-stamped bags filled with crayons and a coloring journal!

 To make the bags you will need:

6 X 8 100% cotton muslin bags from Stateline Bag Co.

Box of Crayons

Blank coloring journal

Black Ink {Ranger Archival Ink, Staz-On or other fabric-friendly ink}

Banner Stamp {Hobby Lobby}

Sentiment Stamp: “Life is about using the whole box of crayons” {Hobby Lobby}

Fabric-friendly markers {I used Pentel Arts Color Pens}

Scrap cardstock {same size as bag} This will be inserted inside the muslin bag to prevent the ink from bleeding through when you stamp and color the images.

 

Stamp the front of the bag with the banner stamp. Allow to dry {or use a heat tool to speed the process}

Use fabric-fabric-friendly markers to color in the banner pieces. You may wish to color the images, allow to dry, and then add another layer of color for the best coverage.

Scribble stripes of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue crayons as shown.

Stamp the sentiment on top of the crayon stripes

Fill the bag with a box of crayons and a coloring book or journal and let the fun begin!

 

Quick Tip: I made the same favor bag in the smaller 4 x 6 size and replaced the drawstring with pretty 1/4″ silk ribbon from May Arts. To easily replace the string,  attach the end of the ribbon to the end of one side of the drawstring using masking tape. Gently pull the other end of the drawstring to thread the ribbon through the channel. Snip off the taped end and you have a custom tie for your favor bags!

Many thanks to Stateline Bag Co. for sponsoring this post and for the giveaway! Don’t forget to enter before September 11th!

 

 

By Kimberly Jones




Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. Michelle Mathey on August 28, 2012 2:03 pm

    Super great idea, Kim!!! Great execution too!

  2. Wedding Favour Bags on October 15, 2012 10:43 pm

    i must say that the quality of these bags are really well. Also you can find a huge collection of this type of bags at Occasioncraft. Please visit once and find your wedding favour bags.

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