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DIY Easy & Inexpensive Birthday Treat Bags

An inexpensive way to make birthday & thank you tags

My four-year-old was so excited for his birthday this year and I was looking for a DIY easy birthday treat bag for him to give out. We only had a family party for him, but he still was going to celebrate with his preschool class and they LOVE getting goodies when it is someone’s birthday! So off to Target and the Dollar Store I went in search for the most inexpensive things I could buy to put in the treat bags with DIY thank you tags!

Tip: My son’s birthday is in April, and I had bought clearance Valentine’s Day prizes for 70% off after the holiday. I was able to purchase sets of 15 bubbles and little skateboards for under $3!


These easy birthday treat bags were done as part of my participation with other bloggers in MyPinterventures Pinterest challenge. For each challenge, we are to find a pin that inspires us and go from there. Feel free to check out the wonderful pins or my fellow bloggers and my other challenges:

Feburary Pinterest Challenge: DIY Painted Accent Walls

March Pinterest Challenge: DIY Natural Brass Cleaner

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DIY Easy Birthday Tag

In this blogging journey, I found that CANVA is amazing! I do not get anything for saying this, I just truly love the app and am finding more and more reasons to use it, like creating birthday treat bag tags! Also, I recently starting exploring using on my laptop, instead of phone or tablet. I can’t believe that it is a FREE design tool. As a DIY girl, I am ALWAYS looking for inexpensive and FREE!  You can upgrade to the paid version, but I haven’t had to yet.

Search the Templates to Create Tags

One could spend hours searching and trying new templates in Canva. Make sure that the free logo is on the templates you want to use. Trust me, you will be able to find one that will fit your birthday theme.

For my son, I simply found this adorable mustache one that said “A stache of thank yous” and change it to add “for celebrating my birthday and for being my friend”.  This probably only took me 5 minutes to create and mainly because I was “shopping” around and looking at all my options!

Next I downloaded the image from canva to my camera roll and added them to my pages app (mac’s word program). Then, I was able to resize and fit as many birthday tags on a page as I wanted. After that, I hit print and I was ready to cut them out.

Since I am a DIY nut, I always need simple ways to cut any cards I make. This personal rotary trimmer sure comes in handy for some of my simple paper projects!

DIY mustache birthday treat bags being cut for treat bags

Add Birthday Treat Bag Items

There is an endless array of options for here. I was able to find beaded necklaces and jumpy frogs at the my local dollar store. In a few of the bags that were for the kids at the babysitter, I even ordered these small wooden cars that kids could decorate themselves. I tried to stick to non-food items. However, if cooking is your thing, I am sure kids would love to have few treats in the bag.

Treat Bags with Mustache thank you for celebrating my birthday

Treat Bags for any Occasion

I was so happy with how these easy DIY birthday treat bags came out that I had to share this simple project here. I know that these were only “kind of” DIY, but if you really wanted to you could completely make everything in the bag. Since I was able to find such good deals, it really wasn’t worth it to make all the little treats! My son sure had a smile on his face when he came home from passing these out to his friends for his birthday!

Birthday Treat Bags with Use this amazing FREE design website wording

Now let’s go check out some of the other wonderful creations from this month’s challenge!

To join next month’s #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ May Pinterest Challenge

Let’s meet this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts!Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop

My Pinterventures •  Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Sew Crafty Crochet •  Sum of their Stories
The DIY Nuts •  This Autoimmune Life  •  Love My Little Cottage
Across the Boulevard •  Home Crafts by Ali •  Farm Girl Reformed
Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After •  Our Good LifeSuzerspace
Mom Home Guide •  Our Unschooling Journey •  Purple Hues and Me
Intelligent Domestications •  Teadoddles •  Alayna’s Creations
Renewed Projects •  Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Decorate and More with Tip  •
 Stone Cottage Adeventures

Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓

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Thursday 16th of May 2019

I love Canva too! It's always great when you can diy and save money for party things. Great job!

Roseann Hampton

Sunday 21st of April 2019

How fun for your son to be able to pass these out to his friends!

Leslie Susan Clingan

Friday 19th of April 2019

What fun!! I know your son was so proud of these cute treat bags. Hope his birthday is as big a success.


Saturday 20th of April 2019

Thanks Leslie! He was so excited! It is crazy how just a simple treat bag can make their day!


Thursday 18th of April 2019

How fun! It's always great to buy seasonal items that can be used with some changes for various occasions!


Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Thanks for the tip regarding Canva. Your treat bags are very well done!

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