DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

We have a confession: we’re crazy about details… and we can’t get enough pattern in our lives. A few weeks ago, we were on the hunt for the perfect favor bags and just couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for. A light bulb went off and Emma dreamed up these custom DIY wedding and party favor bags that can be made from any patterned sheet of paper! And thus a new obsession was born. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

GoodieBAg Final 1 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

These favor bags are best made in an assembly line fashion, completing each step for all of your bags at once. Doing it this way will save you tons of time!

Materials

Coco and Paloma Green Floral Patterned Paper in text weight

Scoreboard

T-square Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Double Sided Tape (a tape gun is faster but optional)

GoodieBag Step1 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Step 1: Using a scoreboard, score your sheet of paper on the back (we used 8.5 x 11″ patterned paper) half an inch above the bottom (the 11″ side) and half an inch from right hand side. Lastly, score down the new center, at the 5.25″ mark. You can adapt this technique to any size paper by using this formula, simply adjust the center score accordingly.

GoodieBag Step2 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Step 2: With a t-square ruler, draw a light pencil line across the lefthand side and righthand half inch portion of the paper that you just scored, about an inch down from the top.

GoodieBag Step3 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Step 3: Next, you will center a plate on the right-hand side, in between your straight pencil lines. This is how to create the top arch on your bag. Trace the top of the plate light with a pencil. You should now have a cutting guide that runs all the way across your paper.

GoodieBag Step4 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Step 4: With scissors, carefully cut along the line that you just made. You will also need to cut half an inch at the center score line along the bottom to where the score marks meet.

GoodieBag Step5 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Step 5: Next, fold down the righthand half inch score mark. Apply double sided tape along the length of the right side as well as across the bottom right side (from cut to edge). Carefully fold the left side to meet the right and adhere them together.

GoodieBag Step6 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Step 6: Flip your bag over and finish it off by folding up the bottom half inch and tape it to the back using double sided tape.

GoodieBag Final 2 DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

Et voila! Favor bags sure to impress at any wedding or party. Now… what to put in them?

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Virginia + Peter’s Low Key Wedding Invitations

Designer Christine Wisnieski created this beautiful and low key wedding invitation suite with an unusual (but awesome) source of inspiration: the bride’s collection of vintage china! The invitation suite features a blush pink and kraft paper color palette with subtle vintage-inspired design details. So lovely!

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From Christine: I created a simple and delicate wedding invitation suite in pale blush pink inspired by Virginia’s collection of vintage china and lace wedding gown. Family and friends from all over the country gathered on Cape Cod to enjoy a quaint celebration and beautifully prepared meal at the bride’s family home.

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Low Key Cape Cod Wedding Invitations Christine Wisnieski OSBP2 Virginia + Peters Low Key Wedding Invitations

The blush pink and kraft paper includes a letterpress printed invitation, rsvp card, welcome dinner note, and envelope along with day-of stationery pieces like ceremony programs, menus, escort cards, table numbers and favor packaging. Ohio Cherry bitters were thoughtfully crafted by the bride and groom and packaged in amber bottles for guests to take home.

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Low Key Cape Cod Wedding Invitations Christine Wisnieski OSBP6 Virginia + Peters Low Key Wedding Invitations

Low Key Cape Cod Wedding Invitations Christine Wisnieski OSBP7 Virginia + Peters Low Key Wedding Invitations

Low Key Cape Cod Wedding Invitations Christine Wisnieski OSBP8 Virginia + Peters Low Key Wedding Invitations

Low Key Cape Cod Wedding Invitations Christine Wisnieski OSBP9 Virginia + Peters Low Key Wedding Invitations

Thanks Christine!

Design: Christine Wisnieski

Letterpress Printing: Type Twenty Seven

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Christine Wisnieski

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea’s bright pops of color made it an instant hit on blogs and social media. It naturally worked its way onto the wedding scene in every piece from the alter to the dinner table. While bougainvillea is a beautiful vine that can be incorporated into many spaces of your wedding day, there is also a lot of inspiration to be pulled from its vibrant colors. – Lauren

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My initial inspiration came from this gorgeous bohemian wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. Taking a cue from the various tones of coral and pink, here are some fun ways to incorporate bougainvillea into for your wedding day.

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Dessert and food labels via Style Me Pretty

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Ombre escort cards via Ashley Gain Blog // Translucent escort cards via Martha Stewart Weddings

cocktail napkins Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Bougainvillea

Custom cocktail napkins via Style Me Pretty

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Escort card display via Style Me Pretty

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Hand painted menu via Shannon Kirsten

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Coral Chalkboard Favor Tags via Kraft Stash on Etsy // Watercolor table numbers via Style Me Pretty

Whether you decide to use the plant itself or find color inspiration in the beautiful blooms – there are so many different ways to incorporate this summer trend into your big day!

Alana’s Modern Teal + Gold Bachelorette Party Itineraries

Remember these beautiful understated calligraphy save the dates for Alana of Vellum & Vogue? With the wedding weekend fast approaching, it was time for Alana’s bachelorette weekend! The general details had already been decided in advance, but Alana wanted to inject some excitement by sending an itinerary of the weekend schedule. These teal and gold leaf itineraries couldn’t be more perfect!

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From Krystal and Alana of Vellum & Vogue: As designers, one of the most fun parts of planning your own wedding is the paper goods. That includes all of the peripheral events like the bridal shower and of course, the bachelorette party. The details around Alana’s bachelorette weekend were arranged long in advance, so to get guests excited we decided to send out an itinerary outlining the upcoming weekend events.

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Teal Gold Modern Bachelorette Party Invitations Vellum Vogue OSBP10 Alanas Modern Teal + Gold Bachelorette Party Itineraries

We wanted the itineraries to have a bright pop of color and immediately fell in love with these teal envelopes, incorporating the same shade throughout the suite. We also wanted to add a touch of gold. Since this project was a shorter run, we opted for a DIY foil technique, easily accomplished with a glue stick and sheets of gold leaf applied to the border of each itinerary card.

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The cards were completed by a folded itinerary, mounted in a glassine envelope on the back of each card. We layered the itinerary over a black and white geometric pattern and teal card stock, also accented in gold foil.

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We also created complimentary thank you notecards and coasters which became part of a favor box for each guest.

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Thanks Alana and Krystal!

Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue

Envelope Inspiration: Calligraphy and Vintage Stamps

If you’re reading this blog, then hopefully you’re like me and LOVE a pretty envelope. Dress an envelope up with some beautiful calligraphy (or a well designed mailing label) and some colorful postage stamps and I’m a very happy lady. So I was thrilled when calligrapher Korie Lynn of The Weekend Type sent over some beautiful envelope inspiration from her collaboration with florist Jody Strom of The Moss & Rose and event planner Natalie Dawley of To Be Wed! Let’s get straight to the envelope eye candy…

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From Korie: Vintage stamps are the perfect way to continue the overall theme and color palette in an invitation suite. Using multigenerational postage allows you to create a storyline and always makes the envelope more interesting. Each vignette tells a color story: the backdrop, the floral combinations, the envelope, ink choices, calligraphy style, and the stamps. From Americana to English countryside to Garden glamour, Jody accented each envelope with flowers and foliage grown and selected from her personal garden.

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Thanks so much ladies!

Calligraphy: The Weekend Type

Floral Styling: The Moss & Rose

Styling: Two Be Wed

Photo Credits: Korie Lynn Photography