Friday, February 25, 2011

DIY Easter Goody Bags

Easter goody bags

These are for Buddy boy's classmates at their Easter party.

Here's how I made them:

1. Start with blank pencil holders:

2. Print out the words, make egg shape template, trace onto each label and cut out:

3. Apply label to colored backing paper with double stick tape and cut out with scalloped scissors:

4. Make two slits between words for ribbon with exacto knife:

5. Decide ribbon length based on pencil holder circumference, feed ribbon through labels:

6. Wrap ribbon around and glue (I used fabri-tac), hold with binder clip. 
**Only glue ribbon to ribbon at overlap, DO NOT glue to pencil holder in order to slide the ribbon down or remove later for kids to decorate pencil holder.

7. All set and ready to fill:

8. Fill with goodies (no I did not include any pencils, we have about 1000 already).
We used flower lollipops, swirly straws, pixie sticks and grow capsules.

9. Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon.

We lined them up on the turf runner for fun.

They looked so springy and fresh (a bit preppy but that wasn't planned).

But we need to get them to school so into the crate they go:

And I couldn't resist the cute little flower lollies sticking out of the crate in front.

Happy Easter kids!


  1. SO cute! Great ideas! I can not believe Easter is coming...wasn't it just Christmas???

  2. This is really cute. My, you have a jump on Easter, isn't it in April? Just making sure I'm not losing my mind! Way to go, I wish I was as on top of things as you are. thanks for sharing this great idea!

  3. Really cute idea!

  4. Those are really really cute! They look so happy and spring!!

  5. Very cute! :) Where did you find those blank pencil cases?

  6. Darling! Love the ribbon and using those blank pencil holders is genius!

  7. Really cute idea. Very simple but lots like a million bucks:) Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great idea - I haven't seen those pencil holders...know what I'm shopping for this weekend!


  9. Ahhh, these are so, so great! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

  10. What a great idea. Looks so easy and fun. These would be great for almost any party idea. Thanks for sharing!

    I'd love it if you would like this project on our new Party themed blog link party here:

  11. Adorable! Thanks for the ideas.

  12. I was thinking of making something similar from recycled tin cans. I would love to know where to get the pencil holders though! Great idea

  13. These are awesome. I know my son would love taking these to his class for their Easter party. Where did you find the pencil holders? I don't remember seeing those anywhere before but I've never looked.

  14. I really like this idea, simple, yet cute! Thanks for sharing! Found you over a Made by you Monday!

  15. darling craft! those look so fun on the grass or in the crate! just visiting from a to z

  16. Adorable! I can't wait for Easter, and this is such a cute idea!

  17. This has so many applications! I love it. I really like how you put the ribbon through the tag. Darling. Thank you for the great idea.

  18. These are awesome! Such a good idea. I'd love if you would be interested in sharing at my new blog -

    Let me know!

  19. these are so cute well done. i have been making easter gifts over on my blog recently tina x x

  20. I love those!!!! Where did you get the paper pencil holders?


  21. love these! i have them saved to feature! thanks for linking to my link party!

  22. I will be featuring this next week for my Easter favorites! Thanks for the inspiration!