DIY: Out of Town Gift Bag Tags


Hello friends of the blog! I wanted to share what I just did for my best friend's wedding coming up this weekend, in which I'm the Matron of Honor for. I made her out of town guest bags for her many guests flying in to Arizona from near and as far as the UK. The wedding will be held at a rustic western type establishment, that has some quirky attributes, which I believe many will enjoy. 

So, as the guests are coming in from afar, I wanted to help welcome them in their hotel rooms with these bags filled with Arizona made snacks. I selected local made salt water taffy, kettle cooked chips, little bottles of hot sauce, and bottles of water.

I purchased the bags at the Dollar Tree, 2-packs, added tissue paper for fluff, and tied the handles together with raffia. I had Avery tags which were a great touch to share what the guests were being gifted, and I printed them using Harman Deco font, one of my fave fonts that has a little Western feel. 



The best part is that I made little tags so guests could see the sweet message from the happy couple. I did this using my most favorite machine the Silhouette Portrait! I've shared a few DIYs before having used this machine, and the other machine called the Silhouette Cameo. I use both a lot for various needs. I've cut paper with the machines, and vinyled many items from walls to vino2go cups, and finally I dabbled into an aspect I hadn't done before called Print & Cut! Why did I wait so long to print and cut? My life has officially changed now (insert big smiley face)! The premise is to create a design, print what you want, and then cut out that printed object. Many do this for card making, etc. 

So, I chose to do circle tags, I used Silhouette Brand Adhesive Kraft Paper, and I wanted an old typewriter kind of font to work with the Western motif. The font used was Bohemian Typewriter. I got to working in my Silhouette Design program, set up my page and printer settings, printed the font with my regular paper, went back to the portrait and cut out the tags exactly with the wording. Success and so simple! 



Love how these turned out! There are so many options now ahead of me, and ahead of you, if you decide to go with the Silhouette Cameo or Portrait. Your world will surely change. I wish I had this beautiful machine when I was wedding planning, but now I'm using it for others' weddings, baby showers, birthdays, and plain old home decor. 

I hope you enjoyed this little project!

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