Holiday Treat Bags

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Holiday Treat Bags

December is the “take-treats-to-the-class-party” month. It just is. So plan ahead a bit or make some cute little bags at the last minute.

Either way, you can make the treats cute enough that the kids might just enjoy the packaging a little before they dig in to the yummy stuff! If you’re planning ahead, take your time, enjoy the process, have fun with the little details involved in this project. If you are doing the last-minute treat thing, make them a little simpler – skip the extra stamping and the decorative borders, maybe. You can still go above and beyond with these adorable little treat bags, whether you get to take your time or not.

Instructions:

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1. Arrange snow stamps on long stamping block, load with ink, and stamp repeatedly on the front of the paper bags.

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2. Using the Everywhere Punch™ Window System Circle, punch a window in the center of the front of each bag.

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3. Place a clear bag of treats inside the bag so that the contents are visible through the window.

4. Fold the bag top over, cover with topper.

5. To create bag topper, cut coordinating patterned papers to pieces that are 5 inches by 4 inches. Fold in half so that the toppers are 5 inches long. Chose one snowflake to stamp on the patterned paper a few times. With the Apron Lace Border Punch, punch a border from white cardstock and adhere it under the patterned paper. Fold toppers over bag tops.

6. Using the ¼” Circle Hand Punch, punch two holes in the top of the bags and tie ribbon through the holes.

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7. Stamp a scalloped snow design on white cardstock and punch out with the coordinating Seal of Approval Squeeze Punch. Punch a hole on this piece and tie to the bag with hemp cord or ribbon. Stick a gem in the center of the tag.

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Tips:

1. Use a variety of coordinating patterned papers for the toppers so the bags will not be identical.

2. To add even more variety, use several colors and patterns of ribbon.

3. The lower the window on the bag, the easier it is to see what’s inside, especially if your treats want to settle to the bottom of the bag.

Supply List

Patterned paper - Bo Bunny Winter Joy
Self-adhesive Rhinestones
Solid cardstock
Ribbon
Glitter
Ink
Paper bags, clear bags