Random Crafts

Party bags with a difference!

Yesterday we actually celebrated the birthday of the princess with a trip to the cinema and a get together at our house. This meant the joy that is party bags for the attendees to be sorted. Now I admit that I abhor the cheap rubbish we usually get and give out for parties full of sweets and often noisy and rubbish toys! My daughter loves these but usually I can’t wait to chuck them out! So I had a thought … Often dangerous … How about I make something instead!

So I hunted on amazon for some cheap pink shopper bags, then decided to create these personalised bags for the party attendees …

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I used some felt to create the letters and then used an old top of the princesses to cut the circle flowers from and added bits of ribbons and a button to make a cute embellishment. I used different stitching to create a fun edge to the letter!

Next up I decided to use the leftover felt … I bought too much for the letters … To create some little matching purses!

For this I needed to create a closure though and decided on trying to create button holes using the sewing machine. Now this resulted in plenty of rethreading and trial and error but got there eventually. I was sooooooooo round of myself for doing it all on my own too!

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Inside the princess made some bookmarks by stamping butterflies on one side and writing the party guests names on the other, and then I bought a pack of stationary for the girls to have and put them inside the bags! A nice and different party bag for the girls. Now just need to make a boy one for one of the girls twin brother who was upset to not get one on the night … I have promised him a boy one sometime in the future … Not sure when but sure I can come up with one!

Happy crafting!

Catherine
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