If you love a custom party like I do, or you’ve viewed some of my Party Decor Tutorial Videos, then you probably love DIY decorations as much as I do! And favor tags are one of my favorites. Giving away themed-favors at your theme party is the icing on the cake! And of course, if you have a Cricut cutting machine, then I’m sure you’re excited to decorate all your parties with DIY decor. So let’s talk about How To Make Party Favor Tags With Your Cricut.
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If you’ve been to my Etsy Shop or created a custom party with me, then you know favor tags are a fun way to include your theme in your decorations.
What You’ll Need to Create Party Favor Tags With Your Cricut
First, here’s what you’ll need to have in order to make these favor tags with your Cricut.
- A Cricut or another cutting machine, like the Silhouette.
- A PNG or SVG Favor Tag like one from my Etsy shop.
- High quality printer paper to print and cut your image.
- Quality cardstock paper for the backing of the favor tag.
- A hot glue gun and glue sticks.
- 1/8 Ribbon.
How To Make Party Favor Tags With Your Cricut
Working In Design Space
Firstly, it’s time to prep for your cut.
- Download or create your own favor tags (typically a PNG or SVG) and open Cricut Design Space.
- Upload the PNG or SVG by clicking “Upload” in the left hand menu.
- Make sure the “Print then Cut” option is checked so you can see the design on the favor tag. Click insert.
- Size your favor tag down by pulling on the corner to make it smaller. (I like my party favor tags to be about 2.5 x 3 inches.)
- Duplicate the tag by right clicking and selecting “duplicate”.
- Under “Fill” in the top menu, select “no fill” in the dropdown menu.
- Change the color of that backing to whatever color you want the backing to be.
- Right click and click “move to back” on the backing.
- Now adjust the backing piece so it’s a bit bigger than the tag. I should be equally outlined on all sides. To do this, click the lock button to unlock the dimensions and then use the arrows to make it the correct size.
- Select all and duplicate as many times as you can fit on one page.
Printing Your Favor Tags
Secondly, it’s time to print.
- Turn on your Cricut Machine and adjust the paper setting to whatever paper you’re using (I typically select cardstock, unless it’s very thick.)
- In Cricut Design Space, click “Make It”.
- Click on each of your cutting pages to select what size paper you have.
- Click “Continue”.
- Select the “Print then cut” favor tag page and click the “Send to Printer” button.
- Select your printer and print.
Cutting your Favor Tags With Your Cricut
Thirdly, cut your favor tags.
- Place your printed favor tags onto your cutting mat.
- Align your mat on the Cricut between the two brackets.
- Press the arrow button on your Cricut to load the mat.
- Press the C button to start cutting.
- When the machine finishes the cut, press the arrow key to unload the mat.
- Carefully peal off your favor tags from the mat and discard of the excess paper.
- Place the paper you’re planning to use for the backing of your favor tags on the mat.
- Repeat steps two through five.
Finishing Your Favor Tags
- Grab one of the printed favor tags and use a heated glue gun to place some glue on the back of the favor tag.
- Align the favor tag to one of the backing pieces and secure it so the holes match up.
- Tie a ribbon through the hole. And you’re done!
Want to see this tutorial on video? Watch the tutorial video below or on Youtube.
Examples of Party Favor Tags Made with a Cricut
Below are a few examples of Cricut party favor tags. There are so many options and it’s so much fun! Take a look at a few I have made for past parties that I’ve worked on.
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