If you’re working with a tight budget why not kill two birds with one stone and combine your place cards and favors? Laurie took inexpensive, muslin bags and with a little stamping plus sewing created adorable place cards and favor bags with just one easy and cheap DIY project.
What You’ll Need:
100% Cotton Muslin Drawstring Bags (one per guest)
A Set of Number Rubber Stamps
Swedish Fish (or any other treat to fill your bags)
Computer and Printer
Rubber Stamps are from Martha Stewart Crafts . Muslin Bags can be found at most craft stores or online at Organza Bagg. There are also a lot of suppliers on Ebay as well.
1. Use your computer and printer to print a list of your guests’ names out on card stock. Cut a name tag out for each guest. The tags should be the same width as your muslin bag, and and one inch to an inch and a quarter high. You can simplify this process by using a template from a label program. (see figure 1)
2. Place the bottom of the bag on top of the tag so they overlay by a quarter inch. Slide both pieces under the sewing machine foot. Stitch the bag and the tag together using a medium width stitch. (see figure 2)
3. Ink up your number stamp, and stamp the appropriate table number on the bag. (see figures 3 and 4) Lay flat to dry.
4. When the ink has dried, fill the bag with treats and draw the strings closed. (see figure 5)
5. Make one bag per guest.
Notes: The table assignments often aren’t decided upon until the last minute. The name tags could be attached to the bags ahead of time, and the table numbers could be stamped on at the last minute, when all RSVPs are in, and table assignments have been made.
I used the smallest size bag, which only works for single digits. If you have more than 9 tables, you’ll have to use a larger bag, or print the numbers horizontally instead of vertically.
What it Cost:
Muslin Bags $.25 – $.50 each (depending on the quantity purchased)
Rubber Stamp Set $14.99 (It came with two alphabet styles. One was dotted, one solid.)
Project created by Laurie Cinotto