Sweet Peach Starfish Favor Bags

Inspired by the little pink starfish that helps her fellow Tank Gang members scheme up a way to liberate Nemo from Dentist Sherman’s aquarium, these sparkly pouches make a peach of a gift to send shower guests home with. You can fill them with candy, little seashell-shaped soaps, or even lavender.

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You’ll need:

  • White organza drawstring favor bags/pouches (4- by 6-inches), sold in craft and fabric stores, and online
  • Pink cotton fabric
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided fusible webbing (such as Steam-A-Seam 2)
  • Steam iron
  • Pressing cloth
  • Template for Sweet Peach Sachets
  • Straight pins (for pinning the template to the fabric)
  • Sewing needle
  • Pink thread or embroidery floss
  • Wax paper
  • Tacky glue
  • Pink 2-hole buttons, 3/4-inch wide
  • Fine-point black permanent marker
  • Toothpick
  • Small rhinestones or faux gems

Instructions:

1. Use a sheet of fusible webbing to fuse two pieces of the pink fabric back-to-back. This will prevent the fabric from fraying when you cut it.

2. Print the template and use it as a pattern for cutting out a pink fabric starfish shape for each favor bag.

3. Attach a fabric starfish to the front of each bag, using the thread and needle to stitch through its center, as shown.

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4. To finish each bag, slip a small piece of wax paper inside. Use the toothpick to apply a couple small dabs of tacky glue to the underside of each of the starfish arms. Gently press the fabric against the organza to stick it in place.

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5. Use the marker to draw a small smile on one of the pink buttons. (Tip: You can sketch it in pencil first to make sure you like the shape and then trace over it with marker.) Glue the button atop the starfish.

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6. Glue a row of rhinestones to each of the starfish arms, using the tip of the toothpick to apply the glue.

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7. When the glue is dry, remove the wax paper, and the bag is ready to fill.

For more Nemo fun, check out the official Finding Nemo site.

/> For more inspiration to help plan the perfect baby shower, take a look at the Huggies Baby Shower Pinterest page.
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