Silhouette Bags

These bags make gift wrapping easy and stylish — we plan on using them to hold favors for my daughter's upcoming birthday party in the fall.

I picked up the white lunch bags at Target (in the food storage aisle) and the clear, pink book cover adhesive paper was $4.99 at CVS (in the school supply section).

Place adhesive paper face down and trace your object.

Cut out your shape and peel off paper backing.

Apply cutout to bag. The stickiness on this paper is quite forgiving – if you don't get your placement right the first time – you can easily reposition it.

To make the eyeglasses silhouette, I popped out the lenses from a pair of 3-D glasses and traced the frame. To cut it out I used an X-Acto knife and scissors.

If you have a child who is turning 5 – this hand design would be perfect for a party favor bag.

We’re listening to Jens Lekman today.


  1. stephen divenere  August 24, 2010

    I don’t know what’s cuter. This idea or your daughter with her “A Single Man” hip glasses! I vote, both!!!!!


    Thanks for another great tip!

  2. Michelle L.  August 24, 2010

    Ooh, that is so so simple but brilliant – dang, I shoulda thought of that! I’m so glad you did, very cool.

  3. david  August 24, 2010

    Love those. So graphic.

  4. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  August 24, 2010

    that is a fun idea. i love silhouette drawings. these would also be great for trick or treat favor bags.

    • camilla  August 25, 2010

      Bonnie – Yes – you definitely could make up some cute Halloween designs – thanks, C