Back again for day #4 of Wedding Week! Are you enjoying this week’s posts? Weddings are so much fun! It’s not just the day of the wedding – it’s all the events leading up to it! Engagement parties, wedding showers, registering, planning, and you can’t forget about the bachelorette party! Today I have a fun DIY paper project that would make adorable favors for a bachelorette party – as well as a wedding shower!
Bachelorette parties don’t really require a theme – but how fun is this mood board for a bachelorette party inspired by fashion icon Betsy Johnson?! I have always loved Betsy Johnson for her wacky and often over-the-top designs. Her styles are whimsical, cheeky, eccentric, and sexy all at the same time – a pretty great recipe for a bachelorette party!
Betsey Johnson Smooches Tote, Sealed with a Kiss / Pink Champagne Heart Shaped Jello Shots / DIY Medallion Pin / Sparkle In Her Eye Cocktail / DIY art in glitter frame / Garland / DIY paper purses / Betsy Johnson Too Too Pretty Parfume / Betsey Johnson Tiara Ring / Pink Champagne cupcakes / Kissing the Single Life Goodbye Board / Betsy Johnson Gift Bag / Lingerie Sugar Cookies / Moet & Chandon: Message On A Bottle
Be sure to check out my Pinterest Page for more Betsey Johnson inspired ideas for a bachelorette party!
Inspired by the pink and flirty purses designed by Betsey Johnson, I created tiny paper purse favors designed to hold two small bottles of nail polish, a gift card or any other little favor you want to leave your guests with! The tutorial and free printable for these purses is below!
Bachelorette Party Favor: Supplies Needed
*** I recently updated my paper purse tutorial and added an SVG cut file as well the PDF pattern. Visit my post, DIY Paper Purse, for the updated tutorial :) Thank you!
- Free printable pattern – located at the end of this post in blue
- Decorative paper – two different sheets, one for the purse, one for the bow
- Exacto knife
- Glue stick
- Glue Gun
- Velcro or Velcro Dots
- Ruler (not pictured)
Step 2: Trace the pattern onto your decorative paper. Use your ruler to draw in the fold lines and cut lines on the purse and purse latch pieces.
** Tip: Choose your decorative paper carefully. Check to see what happens when you fold it. Some decorative papers, especially those with glitter, will break along their fold line. You will want to choose a paper that folds nicely.
Step 5: Assemble the bow. First fold the bow piece in and use a narrow piece of tape to secure the bow in the center. Attach the two bow ends with your glue stick or tape from the back – leave a gap in the center of the bow.
Step 6: Attach the bow to the purse latch. Using the piece labeled bow tie, you can attach the bow to the purse latch. Slip the bow tie through the two cut lines and glue or tape the bow tie from the back.
Step 7: Attach the purse latch to the purse. Slip the purse latch into the cut line on the back of the purse. Secure with glue or tape from the inside. I found hot glue worked very well for this step since it was stronger than my glue stick and tape.
Step 8: Attach the Velcro to the purse to keep the latch closed. Use hot glue to secure one side of the Velcro to the underside of the purse latch. Mark where the other side of the Velcro should be placed with pencil on the front of the purse and then hot glue the Velcro in place.
**Update: Or use Velcro dots, which are the perfect size for this and you don’t need to glue the Velcro in place. Velcro Dots are available at sewing stores like Joann Fabrics. I recently started using these on my paper purses and love how quick it is :)
You are all finished! Fill the purse with bottles of nail polish, make up, candy, a gift card…anything! These are so fun and look adorable lined up!
If you are interested in the SVG cut file for the paper purse, please visit: DIY Paper Purse