Birthday Party Goody Bag DIY

As I was shelling out dollars in the weekend for my loves 5th birthday party, one thing I just couldn’t buy was a pack of those ugly plastic goody bags that are used for like, 10 seconds before the lollies are devoured the toys are lost or broken and the bags are sent to landfill.  I decided to make some myself because, well I have all the time in the world.  HA.

We don’t get the newspaper delivered, because I like trees and can read the news online, so Dave went to the local 4Square and they happily gave him a day old paper for free.

I then cut a large potato in half and carved a backwards 5 into it and stamped the newspaper sheets to make them look purdy, cut them up and stapled the sides, filled them and tied them with raffia.

Easy, not too time consuming and cute – I think.  Oh, and no extra trees died in the making of this DIY.

Goody Bag DIY



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

6 thoughts on “Birthday Party Goody Bag DIY”

  1. A crazy twisty straw, ugly false teeth, lollipops, balloon, and those wrapped stuffed marshmallows. Are you in for a New Moon girls night?

    1. Hey, would of loved to go to New Moon but im already booked for Sat night "gold class" cant wait 🙂

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