DIY Butterfly Party Favor – Free Printable
April 20, 2017
DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Cute little favor bag with butterfly printables and free SVG cut files!This post contains affiliate links. For more information please see my disclosure page.

DIY Butterfly Party Favor

…with a Free Printable and Cut File

Butterfly First Birthday Party | Halfpint Design - Party favor bags filled with caramel popcorn. Decorated with grass and butterflies that hold the thank you note.

Mini craft bags filled with caramel popcorn as a fun butterfly party favor!

Favors: super cute + really easy = happy momma.

Looking for an easy DIY Butterfly party favor? You’ve found it! I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to make my parties awesome. These are the favors from my daughter’s Butterfly First Birthday Party, you can see all the party photos here. It was my first children’s party and I learned a lot in the process. One of those great lessons is that favors need to be easy to assemble. Back in 2011 when I did these little bags I cut ALL of the grass by hand. Let me tell you it was not very much fun and took HOURS and HOURS. Well, it WAS therapeutic and I did it while watching Alias or some such series, so it wasn’t all a waste. {wink} The butterflies I had to die-cut at my local scrapbook store.

Enter 2017…I am now the proud owner of a Cricut Explore Air. {Thank you Santa!} And I thought I’d go back and try these again. This time letting my Cricut Air do all the work. The grass is more contemporary “spiky” than soft and waving. This was selfish on my part so I could get 2 pieces for every scissor cut I did. Now, even though the machine does all the work, I’ve kept the design the same….why? Because it’s still pretty dang cute! I’m also thrifty and love saving on paper. You can get (6) strips of grass from each 12×12 piece of cardstock. I’ve made it so easy you should probably try these DIY butterfly party favors today!!

Warning: If you use thick cardstock {or textured} it takes a pretty good adhesive to get it stuck down tight. I use a good coat of spray adhesive and it works great. {Always apply your spray adhesive outside or in a well ventilated area and FAR out of reach of children}

Favors -How to:
DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Cute little favor bag, use a small craft bag filled with treats, or this larger bag as a party loot bag or a gift bag for the birthday girl

DIY Butterfly Party Favor {New}

Yields 12 favors

Time needed: 1 HOUR with Cricut Air, 2 HOURS if die-cutting, or 2 DAYS if cutting by hand

DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Some of the supplies needed for your favors

  • (12) Small white or brown gift bags with handles as a treat bag: Amazon or Dollar Tree {Package of 100 from Amazon is the best price but they have smaller quantities available. The bags are so versatile that I get the big box and use them all the time for birthday party gifts, favors, fancy lunches, etc.}
  • (1) Package wood clothespins: Amazon {Smaller size for craft use, are not strong enough for hanging clothes}
  • (2) Colored Butterfly Printable Page. PDF file {below}
  • 1) Sheet 12×12 patterned scrapbook paper or colored cardstock for small butterflies.
    • Butterfly SVG cut file available HERE
  • (2) Sheets 12×12 green cardstock for the grass.
    • Grass SVG cut file available HERE.

DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Butterfly SVG cut file of Easter grass for bottom of the bagDIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Butterfly SVG cut file of simple butterfly

Graphics

DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Thank you tags for favor bag. Print on cardstock and attach with mini-clothespin

First birthday thank you tags PDF file – just click and save file

 

DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Butterfly silhouette printable. Print PDF file onto cardstock and cut

Small Butterfly Template 8.5×11. Print PDF file onto cardstock and cut – just click and save file

DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Colored Butterfly printable. Print PDF file onto white cardstock and cut

Colorful Butterfly 8.5x11_web Print PDF file onto cardstock and cut – just click and save file

DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Cute little favor bag, use a small craft bag filled with treats, or this larger bag as a party loot bag or a gift bag for the birthday girl. Close up of the butterfly cut with my Silhouette, file in post. DIY Butterfly Party Favor | Halfpint Design - Cute little favor bag, use a small craft bag filled with treats, or this larger bag as a party loot bag or a gift bag for the birthday girl. Close up of the butterfly hand cut from a printable available in post.

Close up view of the butterflies

I can’t tell you how much FASTER this DIY butterfly party favor project went! Instead of cutting for days, I had enough grass and butterflies for my bags in 5 minutes with my Cricut Air. I’m so glad I finally busted this thing out and figured out how to use it!!  {Can you tell I’m excited!?} Hopefully I’ll be coming out with lots more fun SVG files in the future for all you fellow cutters. Let me know which butterfly is your favorite or if there’s a butterfly you’d like to see as a cut file.

Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal

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