I remember as a kid, I loved going to friends parties and it was such a treat when we were presented with a goody bags (often stuffed full of sweets). Nowadays I am asked how to make wedding and party favours look fabulous, or have that last minute present I need to wrap super quick.
With just a few simple steps you can turn a simple paper bag into a gift wrapped creation
I am often doing press launches or preparing giveaways for an event. It is usually quite last minute and I don’t have the time to be gift wrapping each pack individually.
With decorative paper bags you can just slot the gift or sweets inside
If you’re unsure what items to put in your goody bags, think about the recipients and have a budget in mind. Immediately for children you may think of candy or sweets, but maybe a trip to the Pound Shop or Dollar Store will open your eyes.
If you are launching a new product as a business pop in a sample of what you are giving with a little bit of company information like a business card or a simple flyer.
If you’re selling something which is too expensive to give away like silver jewellery, you could always include an invitation to loan or try the product with a discount code to entice the buyer in mind, or make something edible with the same theme in mind
(I love these gluten free donuts by Torie Jayne)
Once the item(s) inside, I tend to fold the top over neatly and secure using some Double Sided Tape
Here I have used some block bottom bags for more bulky gifts
Alternatively you could fold in the top corner at an angle in to the centre so it resembles an envelope shape.
If you have decorative punches and scissors you could decorate the top of the bags. This is a great idea from Kate Landers Events
I am a huge fan of colour and we have just got these funky chevron and stripe bags from LA. I cannot wait to use them in my own projects and will try not to eat too many edible goodies in the process!
Don’t forget this idea can soon be used for wedding favours and here I have done a version using some lace
If you buy something in a non branded paper bag, reuse it and do a bit for the planet.
Happy Wrapping x