I thought I'd give you all a break from my hat addiction and share with you how I made the goodie bags that I gave to all my customers in December last year, both at the Bazaar Bizarre Holiday Fair in December, and also orders I received online from my Etsy Shop. Here's what the finished goodie bag looked like. (Please forgive my photos, as I took them the night before the fair. The lighting is not too good.)
These goodie bags are very simple to put together, so you can be like me and make them the night before your 2-day craft fair and go to bed at 3am for a 6am call time (So fun! I would totally recommend it!...NOT :P), gather some friends together for a goodie-bag party, or make it a fun family activity. Either way, making the bags themselves is easy. It's making so many bags that takes time.
Here's what you need for your own set of goodie bags. Feel free to substitute your preferred goodies. It was Christmas, so I thought Chai tea and chocolate would give people warm thoughts, as they enjoyed my chunky handknits. :)
What You need
- Lime Green Organza bag, 4x6 (got mine from Papermart)
- Hang tags (From a local San Jose Etsy maker, The Paper Medley)
- Your business cards (I put 2 in each goodie bag. My cards are from Moo.com. Love them!)
- Goodies 1 (I got the Ghirardelli Chocolate Holiday Assortment pack from Costco)
- Goodies 2 (Good Earth Decaf Chai teabags)
Add your goodies 1 and 2, along with 1 or 2 business cards to the organza bag, tie the bag shut, and finish off with the hang tags. As an extra, I added a discount code to the back of the hangtags. :)
The Long version (with gratuitous use of photos, because...you know...I have lots of them)
...and the tags (I love these tags!).
...but don't forget your cards!
And the tea...
...plus Ghirardelli (I'm so sorry for the rhymes...it's a late-night inspired thing that I can't seem to shake off).
Now for the haaaaarrrrdddd work! Add the 2 chocolate pieces and one tea bag to the goodie bag.
When that's done, take some extra photos just for fun.
Then add your pretty business cards, because you want your lovely customers to remember you when they're sipping on their tea, and munching on those delicious chocolate squares.
Now finish this up with your lovely hang tags, and you're good to go! Lots and lots of goodie bags for all!
Hope you enjoyed this long tutorial. See you next week!