Stamped favor bags that are so cool they could BE the favor

By on Jun. 16th

These cotton muslin drawstring bags are a classy way to present your wedding-day favors. Stamp them with your own design and you can fill them with pretty much anything — the possibilities are endless! I personally have made swag bags to help promote my band. I wanted to give earplugs out at our shows because we are LOUD — and these bags are a super fun way to do so.

What you need:

First you need to purchase your cotton muslin drawstring bags. I got mine from CelestialGifts on Etsy, and I purchased the 2.3/4 x 4 size. It costs about $21 for 100 bags, including shipping.

Next you need your stamp. For about $10, I custom ordered mine using my band logo — maybe you want to use your own wedding logo? Or there are great stamps at craft stores and/or teacher supply stores if you want to do something like a bird or a heart or the word "love."

Then you just stamp your bags. It really is that easy. Put a piece of cardboard in before you stamp to prevent the ink bleeding through to the back of the bag. But depending on your stamp, you may not even have to do that.

Now fill your bags with cool stuff! My bags contain a a 1" pin with my logo, a custom temporary tattoo of the same logo, and earplugs!

But there are SO many more things you can do! Julie and Todd (who inspired this project) used a simple Martha Stewart bird stamp and filled their bags with birdseed.

Other ideas include lavender (for tossing during your exit), the game of Jacks, a recipe, wildflower seeds, magnetic poetry, a little photo of you… what ideas do you have?

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About Whitney Lee

Whitney Lee is a wedding photographer and craft queen living in Austin, TX.