I don’t know about you, but when I think of spring, I think of BASEBALL SEASON! I’m sure there are more “baseball moms” out there who feel exactly the same way. You’re trying to decide if (even though they are a bit tight) your kid’s cleats can make it through one more season before you have to replace them, your boys are out throwing a tennis ball against the garage again and you are now spending your weekends at double headers and applying sunscreen like it’s your job.
Before you know it the season will be over and there will be a fun baseball banquet to celebrate all of the amazing accomplishments your team acheived this season. Here’s a little trick: Volunteer to do some baseball goodie bags for the boys to take home after. You will get full credit for being a good little baseball mom and “helping” with the banquet and you’ll have the best and easiest job ever! How? Because I’ll show you exactly how to make them, where to get the stuff to make them and there’s even a free printable for those baseballs to make it even easier! Get supplies in your team’s colors and you’ll be set!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Goodie bags (I used the Middy Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics)
- Baseball printable (download yours HERE!)
- 2″ circle punch (or you can cut the baseballs out freehand with scissors)
- Twine (I used Black Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics)
- Tags (I used the Large Colored Tags from Whisker Graphics)
- Not pictured: small hole punch and scotch tape
STEP ONE: Fold top of bag down and punch holes, evenly spaced, along top.
STEP TWO: Fill bag with whatever you’d like and then refold top so holes line up again. Thread twine through holes to mimic a “baseball stitch” type look. TIP! Wrap a piece of scotch tape around end of twine for easy threading through the punched holes and so you won’t end up punching someone in the face out of frustration! 🙂
STEP FOUR: Print baseballs and punch them out with 2″ circle punch. Adhere them, along with a tag* (optional) to bag using loop of scotch tape.
*I’m sure there are many tutorials out there on how to print onto a tag. The long & short of it is, I measured the tag and then created a new image in Photoshop Elements that exact size. I then put the text I wanted on the image and then printed it out. Using the printout as a guide, I adhered the tag over the top of image with a small piece of washi tape (easy to remove later) and then ran the paper through the printer again. Worked like a charm!
I think these are perfect to satisfy and crafty mom’s desire to make cute goodie bags but manly enough for some rough & tough baseball players, don’t you? Plus we all know those boys just care about the candy inside anyway. 🙂
Happy Spring Baseball! #baseballmomsunite