Make your DIY efforts work double time by using paper bags as escort cards and favours. Practical and pretty! 

Nato Welton

Write your guest's name and table number on to a paper bag. Fill with sweets or anything you wish - you could even use them to hold cutlery and napkins. Add a border on the top edge by using a decorative punch and cut two holes from front to back. Slot a ribbon through and tie a bow.

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Paper bags, £2.50 for 100, www.pipii.co.uk. Decorative punch, £12, www.hobbycraft.co.uk. Ribbon, from £3 for 5m, www.johnlewis.com. Calligraphy, £1.80 per bag, www.calligraphycompany.com

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As seen in the November/December 2014 issue of Brides