Send guests on their merry way with these inspired goodbye gifts.

Favor Bags

Stuff cotton candy into white favor bags folded into a bold new shape and imprinted with an intricate lacy pattern.

1.Print design on a white paper bag by running bag directly through printer, bottom first. We used a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" glassine-lined bag.

2.Fill bag with cotton candy or other treats.

3.Open bag and bring sides together so creases match. Fold top down twice, creasing firmly.

4.Using a 1/8" craft punch, punch a hole in the center of the bag directly below the fold.

5.Run 18" of ribbon (we used organdy ribbon) through hole, and tie bag shut.

We used:

-White 1/4-lb. "Gourmet" paper bag (#11-810-1),

-36mm crystal organdy ribbon (SIC136) in color 50, Shindo, 212-868-9311.

Round Gift Tags

Our hand-punched round gift tags give small favors an abstract touch.

  1. Print design on cover-weight paper.
  2. Punch out circles using a 2.5" circle craft punch, positioning craft punch upside down so you can see the design through the hole as you punch; each tag should have some white space for writing.
  3. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using a 1/8" circle punch.
  4. Thread ribbon through hole and attach to favor box.

We used:

-Off-white 15mm silk double-faced satin ribbon (#02325), M&J Trimming [].

-Clever Lever 2.5" mega circle punch (#83970676), from Create for Less [].

-20" x 26" flat gold tissue paper, Jam Paper [].

-"Classic Crest" 130-lb. cover paper in natural white (P_L13102),

Favor Crackers

For the cracker favors shown here, we filled a number of clear acetate tubes with assorted candy, wrapped them in gold tissue paper, and topped them off with our clip art.

  1. Fill a 4 1/2" x 1 5/8" clear-acetate tube with candies of your choosing.
  2. Trim a sheet of gold tissue paper to approximately 8" x 10". Wrap it around the plastic tube, and secure with tape. Twist the ends of the tissue paper tightly closed.
  3. Print lace clip-art design on 8 1/2" x 11" vellum. Cut at crop marks using a metal straight edge and craft knife (don't cut all the way to the paper's edge; this will leave the crop marks intact for each subsequent cut). Each sheet will yield two cracker wrappers.
  4. Wrap lace clip-art around tube and secure with double-sided tape.

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