Of all the projects we did for Allison’s Frozen birthday party, these Elsa Party Favor Bags were our favorites. Maybe it was because they are so girlie, or because they are sparkly, or maybe it was because they were just so darn cute. They were a perfect counterpart to the Olaf Party Favor Bags we did for the boys. We were worried that the girls might want the Olaf Party Favor Bags instead (because they were super cute too), but our worries were for naught. The girls LOVED their personalized sparkly Elsa Party Favor Bags.
How to Make Frozen Elsa Party Favor Bags
You will need:
- Blue Felt
- 1/4″ White Satin Ribbon
- 1/2″ White Grosgrain Ribbon
- White Glitter Tulle
- Blue Glitter Tulle
- Sewing Machine
- White Thread
The first thing I did was cut the pieces of blue felt for the bag. I made a pattern that was an 8″ x 10″ rectangle. You will need two of these pieces for each bag.
Next, I used the blue felt to cut out the handles for the Elsa Party Favor Bag. I made the cuts on the fold, the width of the handle is 1 1/2″. Each bag will need two handles.
Elsa Party Favor bag pieces ready for sewing.
Here I am getting ready to sew the handles onto the blue pieces of felt. (That is my cat Noodle in the background. He is obsessed with the sewing machine!) I attached each handle with a single zig-zag stitch seam across the top of the piece of felt. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could use fabric glue to attach the handles to the tops of the bag pieces. Or you could use a needle and thread to hand stitch them to the blue felt.
To create the bags, I placed the rights sides of the blue felt together and sewed around three sides (right side, bottom and left side.) When I was done I turned the bag inside out and that is all there is to creating the bags. This is a super simple sewing project. Again, if you don’t have a sewing machine you could use glue to create the side and bottom seams.
After we were done with the bags we decided to personalize them just like we did with the Olaf Party Favor Bags. Iron-on letters are strangely expensive. We looked around at a couple of craft stores and were shocked at how much they cost. Then we tried Hobby Lobby and found some that were much more reasonably priced.
We ironed on the letters for each girl’s name.
Here is what we used to make the tuto skirt for the Elsa Party Favor Bags. Rolls of Glitter Tulle and White Grosgrain ribbon. Our original plan was to use the Fabric glitter shown in the picture above to cover the white ribbon in glitter but in the end decided that the bags were glittery enough without that embellishment.
I tied a piece of the white satin ribbon loosely around the Elsa Party Favor Bag. I used this as the anchor for creating the tutu skirt for the bag.
I pre-cut strips of the White and Blue Glitter Tulle. I eyeballed the length, but they were approximately 20″ long.
Then I attached the strips to the white ribbon with the same technique you use to make Tutu Skirts. Check our our Peacock Costume post for detailed instructions on how to do this. I added a strip of white tulle, then two pieces of blue tulle and so on in the same pattern until I had filled up the ribbon all the way around the bag. The tulle I used was very Glittery and the glitter got everywhere but it wiped off easily from the felt with a small paint brush.
For the last step, I sewed a piece of white grosgrain ribbon over the tulle tutu skirt to attach it to the Elsa Party Favor Bag. I used the sewing machine but this could also be done by hand. When I was done attaching the tutu skirt to the bag, I trimmed up the bottoms of the tulle skirt so that it hit evenly at the bottom of the bag.
The bags looked so beautiful I should have made one for Nancy and myself!
Each girl at Allison’s Frozen Party got an Elsa Party Favor Bag filled with our DIY Frozen Party Favors – an Elsa Cape, an Elsa crown, Troll Slime and Frozen Thank You Cookies. They were a super big hit!
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