DIY Bachelorette Party Favor Bags

How to Stencil DIY Bachelorette Party Favor Bags with Personalized Names

OK, so I didn’t technically go to a Bachelorette party, rather a fun annual girls weekend that my four best friends and I try to do once a year (it doesn’t always work out with over a dozen kids among us!).  The year that I made these was special because it’s the first year in five years that all five of us will be going on a weekend getaway.  I wanted to do something special so I decided to make personalized stenciled swag bags, which would also make a great DIY Bachelorette party favor bags.

Here’s what you’ll need:

If there was a Queen of natural fiber stenciling, I think I’d be in the running! Ha! I have done so many stenciling projects because it’s both fun and simple to do.  I was able to stencil these five bags in no time. Here is one of the bags I got from They are great because they are sturdy and lined inside. The 9 X 11 X 4 size was perfect for these party favor bags.

Jute Party Bags

First I chose a paint color for each of my best girlfriends. Naturally, I chose their favorites. Several different colors look vibrant and pretty against a natural fiber like these jute tote bags.

Stenciling Tips (2)

I stenciled our names on each bag in each of my friend’s favorite colors. Since I wanted our names to go up and down from the top right of each bag, it helped to start stenciling with the last letter first.

Stenciled Burlap DIY

Stenciling Tips:

  • Use a spouncer brush to help prevent bleeding.
  • Apply in a straight up and down motion.
  • Remove the excess paint before stenciling. Less is best. 
  • Wash your stencils in between each application so that your stencils will stay clean and last a long time.
  • Less in more. In the picture below you will see that I used very little paint for each name.

Stenciling Tips (1)

Here’s how they turned out! The girls are going to love them. 

What to Put Inside

  • Magazines
  • Aspirin
  • Band Aids
  • Eye Masks
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Gum/Mints
  • Hair Ties
  • Water Bottle
  • Makeup
  • Lip Balm/ Lip Gloss
  • Candy
  • Sunglasses
  • Hair Accessories

Also, check out WHAT I PUT INSIDE!

DIY Bachelorette Party Favor Idea

You can also use these for:

  • Birthday Party Favors
  • Personalized Gift Bags
  • Summer Beach Tote
  • Easy to pack beach tote for summer vacation or weekend getaway

Check out my fun Girls Weekend FREE Printable and my Party Survival Kit FREE printable!

You may also like these fun doggy bowl stenciled mats I made using the same technique! These were also on inexpensive burlap mats I found in the Target dollar spot.

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I’d be honored if your shared this! Thank you in advance for pinning!

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  1. These are a perfect idea for my sister’s upcoming bachelorette party! Her wedding is burlapped theme so this is amazing for the bridesmaids. Where did you get your stencils?

    1. Hi Breanna! I got the stencils form They are AWESOME and I’ve used them for SO many projects! Glad you like the bags! Have fun at the Bachelorette party!!

  2. Theses are so cute. Going to make them for bachelorette weekend bags. Can you tell me what font you used for the stencils, and what size? Thanks!

  3. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing all of the information I ordered both tonight and you were so willing to share. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas I really appreciate it.

  4. LOVE these! So cute and even I can do this!!! Thanks so much for the idea!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our link party Something to Talk About!
    We start Monday 6am- Thursday 5pm.
    Have a great week!

  5. hi Dinah, these are so adorable. Love them. Inviting you to our Something to Talk About Link Party with 6 other bloggers and it goes live tomorrow morning Monday at 6am est and would LOVE for you to come and link this up (or when you’ve had coffee and are awake….lol). Thank you and have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  6. These are adorable! What a great personal touch to these bags for Bridesmaids 🙂 My cousin is getting married in April and I’m going to pin them to her! Thanks for sharing at Show and Tell Link up.

  7. This looks cool, and they’ll always have it after the party. If I ever got that parting gift, I’d be grateful.
    Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party on Monday. I’m Janice, one of your hostesses.

  8. I love this idea! The jute bags I bought are 12 x 12 x 8. I am going to get the industrial font but don’t know whether to get the 3′ because one bridesmaid’s name is Britany. I’m not sure the 3 inch would fit vertically on the bag. What is the width of the letters? What size stencil letter do you think would work?

    1. Hi Susan! The width of the letters vary depending on the letter. I think you might be ok with the 3″ because the ones I made were only 12″. If you want to be safe, maybe get the 2″. They will still be very cute with a smaller font. Let me know how it turns out!

  9. This is such a great idea. I now what to know what you put in them, but I can’t seem to get around the subscription bar to get access to the menu. I’ve subscribed, but then it stays put asking if we want a similar bar (I’m guessing for our sites). Please Help! I’d love to see the rest of the project and some of your other projects. P.S. I’m on my mobile. It may be different on the computer.

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