How to Make a Beautiful DIY Easter Bag

by Alli

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I’m in full-on Spring mode and I can hardly wait until Easter. I always enjoy hosting a big family get together and planning the tablescape. I’m making a beautiful DIY Easter Bag as favors for each family member. These bags also serve as place cards and are so easy to personalize.

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As soon as I’ve planned my menu and timeline for our Easter celebration, I head to Sam’s Club to stock up on essentials, including Mars Chocolate Spring Mixed Minis Bag. We can enjoy all our favorites in one bag, plus these minis are the perfect size to fit in my DIY Easter Bag.

The Hunt is On - DIY Easter Bag

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make a beautiful DIY Easter bag. I’ll show you how easy these bags are to make.

DIY Easter Bag

You’ll need:

  • Freezer Paper
  • Fabric Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Craft Knife
  • Tote Bag
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Washi Tape OR Ribbon

Easy DIY Easter Bag

Print out a simple Easter graphic and name sized to fit your tote. Attach the printout to a piece of freezer paper (shiny side down) with painter’s tape. Place on a cutting mat.

How to Make a DIY Easter Bag

Cut out the design with a craft knife.

How to Make a DIY Easter Bag

Remove freezer paper from your stencil.

Remove stencil - DIY Easter Bag

Iron the freezer paper to your tote bag, shiny side down.

How to Make a DIY Easter Bag

Place a piece of cardboard inside your tote bag. I didn’t have cardboard on hand, so I cut a used file folder down to fit inside my bag. It works fine. This is to keep the paint from bleeding through to the other side of your bag.

Steps for Making a DIY Easter Bag

Add a small amount of paint to a foam brush and gently dab paint on the stencil cutout. Let dry. I never fail to get a glob of paint on my hands. That’s OK; it’s completely washable.

How to Paint DIY Easter Bag

Once the paint is dry, carefully remove the freezer paper stencil.

How to Make DIY Easter Bag

My tote bags have handles, but they are way too plain. I added washi tape to add a little color. You could also use a hot glue gun to add ribbon.

Easy DIY Personalized Easter Bag

Add colorful Easter basket grass, a few Easter eggs, and Mars Chocolate Spring Mixed Minis. These are great for decorating and filling Easter Eggs and filling these cute DIY Easter Bags. My guests will love having their individual bags.

Helpful Hint: If you don’t want to take the time to personalize every bag, leave the names off and use the same graphic for each bag. Just be sure to print a graphic for each bag.

The Hunt is On - DIY Easter Bag

The Hunt is On

After our family Easter meal, we take it outside for the big Easter Egg Hunt. I still enjoy hunting for that always elusive prize egg. I have a feeling I may actually find it this year. The hunt is on!

I made a cute printable to welcome everyone and to thank them for hopping by! You can print it for free: The-Hunt-Is-On

The Hunt is On - DIY Easter Bag

Will you be hosting an Easter celebration? Be sure to stop by Sam’s Club for Mars Chocolate Spring Mixed Minis. You can enjoy all your favorites in one bag!