Freezer Paper Stenciled Favor Bags

Today I thought I'd share with you a way to create one-of-a kind favor bags.
I figured this would be wayyyyy more interesting than the heartburn story I
 was planning on sharing with y'all. You're welcome.
 
So for quite some time now I have been collecting idea after idea of craft projects that you can create using freezer paper stencils. That's right who knew a crafter's best friend
could be found right there in the foil aisle?!  The wax side of the freezer paper can be easily ironed onto a whole slew of fabrics which means you can basically create any design your heart desires, cut it out, slap it on a tote, shirt, pillowcase, what ever, & then stencil away like a rock star. The best part is once your project is complete the wax paper peels off soooooo easily.
 
  So the Valentine bug finally caught up with me this weekend & I decided to give this whole freezer paper thingamajigee a try.
Holy fiscal cliff do I love working with this stuff!
 
To create your own favor bags you will need:
 
cotton or muslin drawstring bags
freezer paper {found in the foil aisle at your local grocery store}
washi tape {if you choose to paint stripes on your design like I did}
cardstock
pencil
scissors
iron
paint
paint brushes
X-acto knife
 
First things first, choose your design & print on cardstock.
I used a heart template I found on-line.
Then cut your design out with a pair of scissors.
Place your cut out heart onto the matte side of the freezer paper.
Trace & cut around the heart template with your x-acto knife {discard the middle part}.
Using your iron, you can now apply your new stencil to your favor bag.
Make sure the waxy side of the paper is facing down. That is the part that will adhere to your fabric.
Now it's time for the paint.
First, slip a piece of cardstock or freezer paper inside your bag incase the paint seeps through.
You can do your design all in one color or if you choose to do a variety of colors like me then you are going to need to mark off some stripes. I found that washi craft tape worked really well for this task.
If doing stipes, there are going to be two parts to the painting process.
The first stripes I painted were the blue and red.
Allow paint to dry and then remove the tape.
For the second set of colors {the pinks} place washi tape over the previously painted stripes so that they are covered. Apply the paint and allow to dry. Remove tape.
 
BINGO! You now have custom designed favors bags.
"All You Need is Love" printable tags can be found here.
 
I am willing to bet this is only the beginning to my freezer paper career.
The possibilities of what you can do with this stuff is endless and it's super easy to work with.
 
 
 
I can't wait to share with you the little treats I've been making to go inside these favor bags.
Stay tuned!
 
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12 comments

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I absolutely love these. The colors are beautiful. Megan

Katie said...

these are so cute!! i made a freezer paper shirt and forgot about how I wanted to make other things with it! like baby onsies? :)

Stephanie @ Henry Happened said...

I finally tried the freezer paper thing not long ago - mine did not turn out as cute as this! :) Love how you added the stripes.

Natasha SerenityYou said...

love these cute little bags

would love it if you could share this on my link party

Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

SO adorable! Love the colors... so bold and fun. You have the best ideas, my friend!

Take care,

Trish

Alexa said...

Oh so so cute! Love all of the bold colors!

Tonia L said...

Adorable! I haven't done freezer paper stenciling for so long! I'm going to put freezer paper on my shopping list.

Meg {henninglove} said...

these are just adorale jennifer!! so cute i have been wanting to get my butt over to hobby lobby and now i have run out of excuses and the only reason i have been making excuses is because it is 30 minutes away

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

I absolutely LOVE freezer paper stenciling and these are ADORABLE!! Love all the different colors you used!!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super cute!! FUN!

Emily Thompson said...

fun! I love the colors and I love freezer paper stenciling... one of my fav techniques :o)

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

These are so cute! They look totally doable too!

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