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) – DIY paper purses party favors!
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 1: Print and cut out the pattern. The free printable pattern is available above under Supplies Needed.
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 3: Cut out the pieces from your decorative paper. Using your Exacto knife, cut along the three cut lines marked on the purse and purse latch pieces.
Step 4: Assemble the paper purse. Fold the purse along the fold lines. Using your glue stick, put the purse together.
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 and simple they are :)
Step 9: Attach the handle. I used my glue stick and a piece of tape on the inside of the purse to attach the handle.
They 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!
I’ll be back tomorrow with my final “Wedding Week” post – a great DIY project for after the wedding!Download BugabooCity-Paper-Purse-Pattern-1.pdf
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If you are interested in the SVG cut file for the paper purse, please visit: DIY Paper Purse