Today we’re going to be making these small treat bags that can be used anytime of the year. Just slide a fun size candy treat inside and they will brighten up anyone’s day.
And in hopes of brightening up your day, I have a free template to offer at the end.
So let’s get started. Here is what you will need:
- Blush Taffeta by Danielle Engebretson
- Hole Punch
- Ribbon – cut 5 inches
- Scallop Punch
- Circle Punches – 1″ and 1.25″
The measurements for the bag and the scallop piece are as follows; bag – 6″ x 2.75″ scallop piece – 2.75″ x 1.5″
You will score at these intervals, 2″, 3″ and 5″ – I scored my bags all at once before I finished cutting them all out.
Take a scallop punch and punch the edges.
Cut all your pieces out. At the 5″ score mark, adhere the scallop piece and punch two holes for your ribbon.
Cut your ribbon 5 inches long.
Flipping the bag over, take your adhesive and add a little to the outer edges. Insert your ribbon.
The last step is seal your bag. I flipped my bag back over and placed adhesive at the bottom of the paper, you then adhere it right at the 5″ mark. Your paper should edge up right near your holes for your ribbon.
This is what your bag should look like once assembled. Now you’re ready to finish decorating your bags.
I printed some flowers and made two 4″ x 4″ squares of patterned paper to use with my circle punches. I punched the brown paper with my 1″ punch and the zig zag paper with my 1.25″ punch. I added my punched circles to each bag and slipped a little candy into each one. If you don’t want the candy to slide out, just use a glue dot and you’re all set.
I’ve included a template to make your own treat bags. Click on the picture. I was able to print 3 on one sheet.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you use my template, I’d love to see your treat bags so make sure to come back and link me in the comment section!
Other Articles by Christy:
- Flip Flop Card - June 13th, 2012
- Tootsie Treat Box - May 7th, 2012
- Pretty Spring Mobile - April 16th, 2012
- Mini Journals - March 28th, 2012
- Easy as 1, 2, 3! - February 22nd, 2012