Fabric drawstring bags make packaging favors a breeze. Today we’re going to show you how to dress up these muslin favor bags by adding a pop of color to match your wedding, shower or party. The ombre effect on these bags was achieved by using gel food coloring as a fabric dye.
- medium gold glitter heart muslin drawstring favor bags
- wide water color paint brush
- gel food coloring
- optional: hair dryer
The Step by Step
Step 1. Dilute the gel food coloring with water to create a fabric dye.
Step 2. Using bag (b) as a guide, paint the bottom half of the bag and allow to dry completely.
Step 3. To create the light to dark ombre effect, you will need to add several layers of fabric dye. See bag (c). Allow the bag to dry completely before adding more dye. The color will become darker as you add more layers of dye.
Tip: Use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
These DIY ombre painted muslin favor bags were created for a baby shower. The pink area of the bags were revealed as guests removed the favors from the display box as a surprise party element.
We’d love to see your DIY wedding and party projects using Weddingstar products. Post them on Instagram and use the hashtag #weddingstar or tag us @weddingstar so we can find them!
Styled baby shower shoot vendors:
Photography by Janet Kwan Photography
Hand lettering by Love Lettering
Flowers by Flowerly
Baked Goods by Cakelaine
Embroidered Raccoon by Kiriki Press
Shot at the Noble Crafthouse
Packaging supplies from Creative Bag
DIY projects and creative direction by Lorrie Everitt