Doily Favor Bags

By  Melony Miller Bradley 

size: 9" tall

  • Doily Favor Bags


  • Brown paper lunch sacks
  • Wilton Paper Doilies, 8”
  • Wooden spring-type clothespins
  • Papers: lime gingham, lilac dot
  • Prima Dynasty White Flower Centers
  • Self-adhesive crystal gem lines


  • Small alphabet stamp set
  • Circle punch, 3/8”
  • Scoring board
  • Black ink pad
  • Rit Dye Dark Brown Dye
  • Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, one-quart plastic bowl, latex gloves, hot water, tongs, measuring spoon, measuring cup, stir stick, paper towels, plastic tablecloth (to cover surface)
  • 1. Wearing latex gloves, fill bowl with one cup hot water. Stir in two tablespoons dark brown dye. Place clothespins into bowl for three minutes; remove and place on paper towels to dry.
  • 2. Trim 3" from one edge of doily; stamp desired text onto doily. Adhere to front of flat bag.
  • 3. For rosette, cut 1"x12" paper strip. Score every 3/8" and accordion-fold strip. Adhere ends together; let dry. Press down on center to create rosette. Punch 3/8" circle from contrasting paper and adhere to center of rosette. Adhere flower center to circle. Adhere rosette to bag as shown.
  • 4. Fill bag as desired. Fold top down 1"; apply gem row across top edge. Secure fold with dyed clothespin.
  • Tip
  • 1. For more variety, look for doily dies from several manufacturers.