These simple tropical party DIY favor bags will help make your next summer soiree a hit! They are an easy way to add instant island style to any gift. If you are hosting a tropical themed party this year, then I have a fun and simple idea to make some adorable favor gift bags. These gift bags are easy to customize with your party colors, although I am a big fan of the green and pink together.
- Pink Gift Bags
- Philodendron Picks
- Pink Honeycomb Picks
- White Permanent Adhesive Vinyl
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker
- Weeding Hook
- Transfer Tape
- Thanks Cut File – Download the SVG or PNG
Start off by carefully removing the philodendron leaves from their plastic stems. It is fairly easy to peel them off, but be gentle to avoid tearing the leaves.
Next, it’s time to cut the vinyl decals that will be applied to the leaves. For my favors, I put the word “Thanks!” on the leaves as a thank you gift for the party. You could also put guest’s names on the leaves or whatever else you like. You can find the cut file for my “Thanks” design in the supply list above.
Open your design in your cutting machine software and scale the design to fit on the leaves (it was about four inches long for me). Then cut the designs from the adhesive vinyl with your cutting machine.
After your decals are cut, use your weeding hook to remove the excess vinyl from around the design. Don’t forget the pieces inside letters! Apply a piece of transfer tape on top of your decal, and peel it up off the paper backing. Place the decal onto the leaf using the transfer tape and burnish it on to the leaf with your fingers and a scraper tool or old credit card. Finally, peel off the transfer tape.
When your leaves are all done, you are ready to assemble your gift bags!
Simply attach one of the leaves to the front of the bag using a wooden clothespin and then tuck a honeycomb pick behind the leaf. That’s it!
Fill the gift bags with goodies for your guests and finish them off with some tissue paper.
I love the way these cute gift bags turned out, and I kept the look going in the party decor by pairing pink paper fans with more faux tropical leaves. Such a fun look!
What do you think? Would these little gift bags work for your next summer party?
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.