Make these cute and colorful watercolor DIY treat bags for your next party! It’s easy to make your own custom treat bags to match any party theme, or use my watercolor designs for a cheerful, summery look.
I was browsing Consumer Crafts recently and saw the We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide Tool and couldn’t wait to give it a try. This tool makes it easy for you to create custom treat bags out of glassine, vellum, and paper. When you combine this little guy with printable vellum you can easily create custom treat bags that perfectly match your party theme!
I’ve created some fun watercolor DIY designs that will work for any party you are throwing this summer, but feel free to get creative and come up with your own patterns. Ready to DIY some goodie bags?
Supplies needed to make your own watercolor DIY treat bags:
- Printable Vellum Paper
- Printable Sticker Paper
- We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide
- Permanent Tape Runner
- Scissors or 1 inch circle punch
- Design Downloads – Watercolor Patterns (for the bags) and Printable Sticker Designs
Step One. Print Watercolor Patterns on Vellum.
Start by printing off the watercolor pattern designs (linked in the supply list above) on sheets of printable vellum paper. Or, you could print any design you like to match your party theme.
Step Two. Trim and Tear Vellum with Goodie Bag Guide.
The goodie bag guide is designed to work with paper that is 6, 8, 10, or 12 inches wide. I trimmed my vellum sheets down to 8 inches. The finished bags are 3.5 inches wide.
Once the paper is trimmed down to the right size, it’s time to tear according to the goodie bag guide instructions. Start by lining up the edges of the paper with 8 inch lines. Then, while holding the guide in place tear along the guide. Don’t tear all the way across, but start on one side, tear to the middle, then tear from the other side. When the first line is torn, slide the guide down to the desired bag height and repeat the process.
Step Three. Fold and Glue Goodie Bags.
Next, line the straight edge of the goodie bag guide up with the inside corners of each side of the bag and fold over the top of the guide. Use the edge of the guide as a bone folder to score along the fold. Fold up the bottom of the bag using the guide in the same manner. Finally, use a permanent tape runner or other adhesive to seal the bag.
Step Four. Print and Cut Stickers.
To finish up your cute treat bags, I have the perfect little stickers to seal them up. Just print the stickers out on printable sticker paper and then cut them out with an electronic cutting machine, a 1 inch circle punch, or a pair of scissors. Finally, peel and stick to seal the bags.
Fill your cute bags up with some small treats and give them to all of your guests.
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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.