Red White and Blue Paper Treat Bag Garland

3 Materials
1 Hour
Paper goodie party bags aren’t just for birthday treats or take home party favors. They can be so much more, like the perfect crafting material for a unique patriotic garland to drape around a mantel. So grab your scissors, paper goodie bags, some miniature pinwheels and twine to get your home Red, White and Blue ready this summer.
Paper goodie bag patriotic garland
Cut a piece of twine a little longer than the length of where the garland will be displayed. For example, if stringing it along your mantel, measure that length then cut the twine accordingly. Turn the goodie bag horizontally. Grab it in the middle and gather it so that it resembles a bow shape.
Gather goodie bags into bow shape.
Wrap the twine around the middle of the bow. Knot at the back of the bow. Continue making paper bows, lining them up along the twine, until you reach your desired length.
Wrap twine around paper bow, string together.
Layer paper bows on top of each other, if desired. Add some patriotic scrapbook stickers to the middle of each bow.
Add scrapbook stickers to garland.
Want another patriotic goodie bag garland idea? Make a USA banner with paper treat bags + cocktail napkins.
Suggested materials:
  • Paper Goodie Bags
  • Scrapbook Stickers
  • Twine
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