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{free download} americana favors

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One of my favorite things about planning a party is picking out the perfect favor to send home with my guests. It’s my way of sending them home with a memory wrapped up in a cute lil’ package!

After finding the perfect lil’ token, there’s not always a lot left in the budget to spend on packaging. Today I’m sharin’ cute homemade packaging that costs around $.25 each! The best part is that you can match any theme or color scheme you want. You can use regular copy/printer paper or use up excess stock you have around the house!

SUPPLIES (makes 1 favor bag):

  • 1 sheet of Text Weight Paper (white, ivory or kraft)
  • Printable Patriotic Flair Paper {free download}
  • Printable Lil’ Favor Bag Template {free download}
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Scoring Tool (Blade or Ruler and Bone Folder or Inkless Ballpoint Pen)
  • Optional: Decorative Scissors


1. Print the Patriotic Flair Paper on text weight paper. I’ve been using ivory all week and wanted my favors to match. I also printed at “Standard” print quality for a rustic Americana look.

2. Flip over your printed paper and place back in your printer. Print the Lil’ Favor Bag Template on the back. Use the “Draft” or “Fast” print quality setting since this is just a guideline for cutting.

3. Cut out the bag.

TIP: For a lil’ extra fun, I used decorative scissors to cut out the top of the bag.

4. Score and fold along the dotted lines.

5. Add adhesive to the marked tabs and seal the bag bottom and side.

6. Add the favor to the finished bag. I chose Pop Rocks so the guests could experience their very own fireworks show at home! {giggle}

Now you could stop there and have a perfectly adorable favor. But…I wanted to seal the bags so they would be surprised at home and add a lil’ extra pop to the bags. I really love the Washi Tape trend but I can’t always find exactly what I’m looking for. So…I made my own Paper Tape!


  • Text Weight Paper
  • Double-stick Tape
  • Scissors or Decorative Scissors


1. Print your paper or use scraps left from other projects.

2. Cut paper into 1/2″ strips (or however wide your tape is).

3. Attach double-stick tape to the back of the paper strips.

4. Cut the length you desire with scissors or decorative scissors.

Ta-Da! Add your own DIY Paper Tape to your favor bags and you have a super cute favor for your guests!

In case you missed them, you can see the other budget-friendly Americana party decorations I created this week here and here.

I hope you’re inspired to send a memory home with those you hold dear!




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  1. This really is genius, I can’t believe I’d never thought of doing my own decorative tape…but you can bet I’ll start now. Thanks for sharing!

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