Wedding favors can add up pretty quickly and sometimes the DIY route can seem overwhelming. This easy option can help maintain your sanity during those busy weeks leading up to your wedding.
What you’ll need:
Muslin bags (I used 3×4 inch bags)
Ink pad for fabric (like VersaCraft Ink Pad or Hobby Lobby’s Specialty Fabric Ink Pad)
I purchased these muslin bags online at $6.58 for 24, but you may be able to find better prices with some searching. Keep in mind that buying the same bags stamped for you from a specialty bridal favor company will cost about $35.00 for 25.
The “Fall in Love” stamp and date stamp were created using the Martha Stewart kit. This kit is great for making custom stamps and is a good idea to get if you’ll be customizing other things like your invitations or other stationary. You can even create a monogram stamp. I used a fall leaf design for the center stamp with a dark brown ink pad. Keep in mind, if you use anything other than fabric ink, the design will fade away in just a few days.
The muslin bags go well with my rustic fall theme. You can really put anything in the bags. We filled them with fall wrapped candy – Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses and other mini fall chocolates.
Be sure to plan out your design before you start and practice a couple times on plain paper or practice fabric. Instead of pressing the stamp into the ink pad, you’ll need to tap the stamp onto the pad until it is fully covered in ink. The Martha Stewart stamps don’t stick out very much from the base, so you may need to wipe excess ink off of the surrounding areas around the stamp design so it doesn’t get on your fabric.
You can heat set the bags if you want to preserve the design, but this is normally done if you’re going to be washing the fabric later. I didn’t do this because of lack of time and I didn’t really mind if they lasted for years. I may heat set one now for a keepsake.
So, there ya go! Hope this helps you save some money on your wedding so you can put it towards other things!
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