Burlap Favor Bags | DIY
When we began the planning process with our bride, Shawna, she had already decided to purchase miniature, chocolate chip-macadamia nut shortbread cookies as her favors. The bakery she was working with would bake and bag the cookies, as well as provide Shawna with miniature cardboard boxes to box them in. The only problem was the outrageous price. Here’s a breakdown of what it would’ve cost Shawna to purchase everything directly from the bakery:
Cookies sealed in plastic bags – $.75 each | Favor boxes – $2.00 each | Total for 200 favors = $550.00 + tax
With just a bit of work and some craftiness, and of course help from willing family members, Shawna was not only able to cut her cost by more than half, but also able to get a one-of-a-kind, natural and rustic favor pouch that could not be found elsewhere. It was the perfect way to package and present her little ‘thank you’ gift to her guests for sharing in her special day.
1 | Cut the burlap into 11-inch by 4-inch strips.
2 | Fold the ends 1/2-inch towards the middle and sew.
3 | Fold from left to right, leaving 2-inches excess for the flap,
and sew the top and bottom edges, forming the bag.
4 | Obtain a 1/4-inch ribbon to tie around the bag.
5 | Fill the pouch with your favor, then tie with the ribbon.
Add a tag with your personalized message.