DIY Wedding Escort Card and Treat Bag

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

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We all know how antsy guests can get between the ceremony and dinner at weddings. Problem solved: Make your escort cards work double-duty as a tasty treat your guests can enjoy as they’re making their way into the reception. And, of course you won’t want to slap the escort card on any old snack, so I’m sharing this easy tutorial on how to fancy up a simple treat bag so it looks just as stylish as everything else on your wedding day.

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• High quality paper with printed designs (I found the green paper from Paper Source and the yellow one is from Michaels)
• Card stock (for escort cards)
• Twine
• Hole punch
• Glue or double-sided tape
• Scissors

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1. Decide how tall (in inches) you’d like the treat bags to be. Double that amount (you’ll be cutting a strip of paper and folding it in half to form the bag).

2. Decide on the width of the bag, then add one extra inch. Cut out a strip of paper according to the height and width dimensions.

3. Fold the strip of paper in half to make a crease. Unfold the sheet and make a 1/2″ cut on each end of the crease.

4. With the inside of the bag facing up, make a 1/2″ fold along the sides of the bag.

5. Apply glue or tape to the folded sides and close to create the “seams” of the bag.

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Finish the top or trim with scissors to create even edges. I wanted a more rustic feel so I tore the edge to create a torn-paper effect.

Place an escort card on top of the bag and use the hole punch to make two holes though the card and both sides of the treat bag.

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Write your guest’s name and table number on the card, fill the bag with treats, and tie the bag closed with twine. Repeat for all of your party guests.

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There are so many great ways to customize these treat bags to match your wedding aesthetic and decor! What kinds of paper, colors, and tasty treats are you planning to use?

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