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DIY Minecraft Favor Bags

by Amy Bowerman

Calling all parents of Minecraft enthusiasts!  If you are having a hard time finding Minecraft Party supplies I feel your pain, but don’t fret, you can easily make your own with a few supplies and a quick trip to the dollar store.  These Minecraft Favor Bags are easy to make and are Minecraft Kid approved.

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After last years Skylander’s party I knew my son was going to want another Video gamed themed party.  Since Minecraft is his current favorite, the hunt for Minecraft supplies began.  Much like the Skylanders party last year I had a hard time finding Minecraft themed supplies.  What I did find was pricey so once again I had to think outside the “Block” and DIY my own Mincraft Party Supplies.

I created “Grass Block” favor bags filled with dollar store favors (Glow Sticks, Grow Zombies, and Spider Slime…all found at Dollar Tree), Fun-Foam “Creepers” and Explosion Thank-You tags.  I prefer to send Thank-you cards home with the kids right away.  It’s easier than trying to keep a list of who gave what.

You can download a printable version of my Minecraft Explosion Thank-you tags by clicking the link below.

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

 

Click the link for a free Printable Download:  Minecraft Party Thank-you Tags

How to make Minecraft Party Favor Bags

 

I’m a huge fan of Sizzix and use my machine to cut shapes for many of my projects but don’t worry if you don’t have a Sizzix machine you can easily cut the shapes you need by hand.

Supplies:

  • Kraft Paper Bags ( Dollar Tree)
  • Fun Foam (green)
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Fern Green & Potting Soil (or other green and brown ink)
  • Checkerboard Stencil (I used the Mini Checkers from Stencil Girl)
  •  Tim Holtz Rectangles Sizzix Movers and Shapers (or cut your squares by hand)
  • Green Tissue Paper
  • Green Washi Tape
  • Square Punch (optional)
  • EZ mount (optional)

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 1:  Cut a small and medium rectangle out of fun foam using the Tim Holtz Rectangles sizzix die (or cut by hand).  Mount on EZ mount and stamp rectangles on Kraft Bag using Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival Ink.

*TIP* If you don’t have EZ mount you can tape your rectangles to the lid of your stamp pad or a sturdy piece of packaging plastic and use them to stamp that way.

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 2:  Cut strips of Lime Green Tissue paper and fold accordion style.  Adhere with green washi tape.

*I used a soon to be released Decorative Strip die from Eileen Hull to cut my strips.  This is a great die to have for adding ruffles to projects.  Keep an eye out for the Ruffle Die #2 available in January from Eileen’s Cherished Collection.

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 3:  Cut Small and medium rectangles with Tim Holtz Rectangles Sizzix die out of green Fun-Foam.  Use the Mini Checkers Stencil and Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival Ink to stencil on squares for a pixellated look.

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 4:  Use the Mini-Checkers Stencil and a Sharpie to create the Creeper face.  Cut two small squares for feet (I used 3/4 in squares) and adhere pieces with foam mounting tape.

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 5:  Tie Foam Creeper and Explosion Thank-you tags to bag handle with ribbon and fill with Dollar store prizes.

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

I used these Dollar Tree Items to represent items and Enemies found in Minecraft:

  • Large Glow Sticks (for Torches)
  • Grow a Zombie
  • Jeepers Creatures Spider Slime

DIY Minecraft Favor Bags Tutorial plus free printable Thank-you tags! | Pluckingdaisies.com

The grand total (including the cost of the bag and prizes) equals $3.50 per kid…not bad eh?

So there you have it an easy way to DIY your own Minecraft Party  Favor bags and fill them with fun (inexpensive) prizes to boot!  I’ll have more simple Minecraft Party ideas coming for you real soon.  In the meantime have  your iron sword handy to keep those Creeper’s at bay!

Happy Mining!

Amy*

 

 

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2 Sol May 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Love them! Where did you get that washi tape?

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3 Amy Bowerman May 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

Oh that washi tape was given to me by a friend and she can’t remember where she got it. There’s so much Wash out now a days you are bound to find something similar or go with plain green and stencil on squares :)

Amy*

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4 Wendy Starks March 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm

These are adorable and super creative. I LOVE them. I know it only cost you $3.50 per kid as you had all of the supplies. I don’t have any of the supplies but I still want to do them as I am a crafter and do-it-yourself-kinda-gal. I hope mine come out as cute as yours. Thanks for the great idea. ~Wendy

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5 Amy Bowerman March 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

Glad you like the Favor bags! You can easily cut all of the elements I used yourself without the dies and even use some mesh from a bag of onions to stencil the Creepers. You can make the grass at the top easily by accordion folding a piece of tissue paper or colored cardstock.

Have an awesome party!

Amy*

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6 Anonymous March 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

wow! your creative.thanks for sharing!

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