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Fanciful Favor Bags

Fill these bags with stationery, soap, or other items.




  • Green gift bag and an off-white lunch bag that has the same-size base
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Miniature clothespin
  • Fabric butterfly
  • Name tags


  1. Step 1

    Keeping green bag folded, cut off top two-thirds. Cut a grass design into the bottom portion, being careful not to cut the base; unfold.

  2. Step 2

    Place double-sided tape on the base of off-white bag, and fit it into green bag.

  3. Step 3

    Hot-glue a miniature clothespin to a fabric butterfly (remove wire if necessary); let dry. Pin butterfly and name tags to top of bag.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2006



Reviews (5)

  • sakery 27 Apr, 2013

    The only question I have with this project...which I plan to use with my daughters may bd is; "how to" cut the grass pattern.????

  • Leroux 11 Apr, 2012

    These are adorable. I wish that links to where we could purchase the supplies used was provided.

  • cookiesgalore 7 May, 2009 can google image search "butterflies" and print out on cardstock a bunch of them...cut out and glue to clothespins. A lot cheaper,faster and easier!!

  • esauer1 6 Jun, 2008

    If you can't find the green bags, green gift wrap works great, too. Just use the double-sided tape on the sides of the white bag. Allow a little extra for overlap on the SIDES of the bag.

  • ashleyarsenic 5 Jun, 2008

    i'm throwing a baby shower this summer and these will be perfect with my Bee theme!!