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DIY Goodie Bags

Posted by  ·  October 18, 2014  ·  Last Updated: May 21, 2016

I’m Kim from Today’s Creative Blog and InspirationDIY and I personally am not a fan of the “Birthday Party Goodie Bag”. There…..I said it!

My son is now 15 and thankfully this annoying ritual stops.

God forbid you try to boycott the goodie bag. I live in the suburbs, it’s just not done. So like you, I seemed to always hand them out full of all kinds of junk only kids will appreciate …….for about 5 minutes.

If I’m going to be a part of problem, then I may as well hand out a stylish one and have fun doing it!

DIY Goodie Bags


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Making DIY Goodie Bags is easy, fun and can be catered to any theme. This goes for the goodie bags all you soccer parents hand out after soccer games to your little ones. Who started that anyway?

My DIY Goodie bag is great for last minute gift wrap too!

DIY Goodie Bag Supplies

  • plain paper bags – you can use the regular kraft brown, or pick up colored.
  • washi tape – washi tape is a decorative tape that you can find in your local craft store.
  • stamps – I used bug foam stamps I had found at Target a few years ago for $1
  • ink or paint – I like using acrylic paints for foam stamps.
  • foam brushes – you’ll need these if you’re using paint.


DIY Goodie Bags | Bug Stamped Party Bags | TodaysCreativeBlog.net | Skiptomylou.org


  1. using a foam brush, coat a foam stamp with a paint color of your choice.
  2. aim for the center of the bag
  3. allow to dry
  4. fill the bag, fold over the top and tape shut with washi tape.
DIY Goodie Bags | Bug Stamped Party Bags | TodaysCreativeBlog.net | Skiptomylou.org

It doesn’t have to be fancy! Choose a variety of colors to keep it interesting and stamp away.

I’ve made up a few of these just to have on hand for quick gift wrap. So simple and inexpensive, but so so cute!

DIY Goodie Bags | Bug Stamped Party Bags | TodaysCreativeBlog.net | Skiptomylou.org

Of course these also make adorable lunch bags for school!

Find more simple inspiration from Kim on Today’s Creative Blog

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  3. Shelbi
    Saturday, October 18th, 2014
    I agree goodie bags are rediculous, I too live in The suburbs, but I refuse to do goody bags and my parties are always awesome and way more fun not wasting time and money on goodie bags. Go against the grain!!
  4. Saturday, October 18th, 2014
    liking this idea. it's my daughters 5th birthday party next week, might do some of these for it