Honest moment: I have very mixed emotions about party favors. I feel bad saying this, but if it feels cheap or not practical, I tend to think…mmm, don’t really need something else to clutter my home; I do pretty good job of it as it is 😬.
But if is cute or practical, all of a sudden I feel super blessed and excited. I’m like, I seriously get to keep this?! But it feels like such a fine line. Anyone else feel this way?
Anyways, when my matron of honor made party favor bags for my bridal shower, I thought: here is something so cute that I am happy to keep! (I use it to hold hair ties now 😜.)
In light of the difficulty of finding cute party favors for adults, here is a similar, easy-to-create version. Enjoy!
01. Place cardboard inside drawstring bag. This makes sure the adhesive does not soak through.
02. Stir the adhesive with paintbrush. Paint three equal sized lines across the bag.
I did not redip the brush into the adhesive each time, and I used less pressure as I finished each brush stroke. This was because I wanted the lines to have an imperfect, painterly feel, but it’s really whatever look you want! The more the adhesive, the more the foil will stick.
03. Repeat on all bags, and let dry until the adhesive is clear (about 25-30 minutes).
04. Washout out paint brush with soap and warm water. Let dry.
05. Once the adhesive has dried, pick up one piece of gold foil with the tissue paper on top.
Do this carefully—you’ll find it’s very fragile! Luckily, there are a ton of extra sheets, so if you mess up grabbing it, no problem.
06. Place the foil and tissue on top of the bag, covering the adhesive. Gently rub your finger on the tissue paper, sticking the foil wherever the adhesive was painted.
07. Lift off the tissue. You should see the foil stuck to the adhesive. You can gently press with your finger any areas that are not completely adhered.
08. Using the dry paintbrush, brush away extra foil.
It’s pretty fun, and I’m not gonna lie, I kind of felt like an archeologist 😆.
08. Fill with candy or treats, and enjoy!
(You can tell I am partial to Ferrero Rocher truffles. That hazelnut, crunchy goodness—yum!)