Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Simple and Cheap Shabby Chic/Vintage Style Party Bags

A friend is having a shabby chic/vintage style christening party and had asked me for a cheap, quick and simple party bag idea that would go with the theme.
I immediately thought of candy stripe sweet bags and when we looked on e-bay we found a pack of 100 measuring 5ins x 7ins straight away,  costing just £1.89, they were in her shopping cart in a flash,  it was a no brainer.
Simple and cheap Shabby Chic party bags
When they arrived and I got my mits on them I simply folded over the top by approx. 2ins …..
….. punched two holes through all the layers …
….. and then threaded a 1cm wide ribbon through, tying a chocolate box bow, voila!!!!!
My first versions were very basic …. so I decided to fine tune them a tiny bit more by using pinking shears to cut along the bag top and then adding a wooden embellishment to the ribbon ….. simples!