Do-able DIY: Just (Brown) Bag-It

As a long, crazy, and hectic summer winds to a close, I’ve got a new mantra around our house: Keep It Simple! So, this week I’m inspired to share with you some simple, but adorable, DIY favor/gift bag ideas. I always love DIY wedding projects because they let you put your own creative stamp (no pun intended) on your special day. And with these DIY brown bag projects, you can keep the cost down as well. How will you fill your favor bags? Well, that’s up to you, but yummy homemade baked goods or other edible treats sound good to me!

photo credit: betsywhite.com

Don’t you just love the way the bright red paper labels “pop” against the brown background? This favor bag idea (courtesy of the wedding stationary experts at BetsyWhite.com) would fit in perfectly at a simple backyard bbq or beach wedding. Click here for easy instructions and template.

photo credit: weddingchicks.com

Here’s another fabulous idea from the creative minds of The Wedding Chicks.  These sweet little DIY gift bags strike just the right note – proving that when it comes to weddings – you don’t have to pay a fortune to be stylish and chic. Simply download the template, print onto scalloped paper and attach to brown paper bags using a hole punch and pretty ribbon. Click here for complete instructions.

photo credit: younghouselove.com

I always save the best for last. And, although I love all today’s DIY tips, I think this one’s my favorite. It’s stylish, with a sense of humor. These mini brown bags are filled with single gladiolis bulbs. The front photostrip picture (of the bride and groom – he’s covered in lipstick kisses!) invites guests to “Plant One on Us!”   Instructions for planting the bulb can be found on the back.  You can find all the details for this project on  Younghouselove. This awesome blog features one Richmond, Virginia, couple and their trials and tribulations as newlyweds and new homeowners. They planned an amazing DIY wedding in the backyard of their adorable new home, which is still the inspiration for their DIY blog. If your planning a backyard wedding and/or diving into some DIY projects at home, you’ve got to check them out – they’re so great.

So get your creative juices flowing and your wedding favors will be “in the bag!”

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