For today’s project, I want to share some treat packaging I prepared for my friend’s daughter to hand out to her class on Valentine’s Day. I wanted to keep the packaging simple and easy to assemble so that her daughter can help me put the treats together and be involved in creating these gifts for her friends.
I decided to use the 1″ x 8″ Cello Bags for the treat holders since they’re simple and easy to decorate. Plus, they hold more than just candy! I put some pencils and little erasers from the dollar section at Target in these bags.
Of course, I had to put candy in some of them 🙂 What can I say? I’m a chocaholic!
But my friend will ultimately get to decide what goes in the treat bags for her daughter’s class. I just wanted to give you a few examples of what you can use them for.
Now for some details! To create the bag toppers, I simply took a 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and folded it in half. To embellish the toppers, I used the Postage Stamp punch to punch out pieces of card stock in Pool Party and Primrose Petals. I inked the edges using Basic Black ink to give them a little more dimension. Then I stamped different heart images from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock using Pool Party and Primrose Petals ink. I cut the hearts out using the heart shape die from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits set. Some 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink gave the toppers a nice finishing touch. To adhere the toppers to the bags, I just used a piece of sticky strip and folded the toppers over the closed end of the cello bags (that way they can be easily opened without having to remove the toppers!).
These are super easy to make and assemble. If you want to do this project with your kids, let them punch out the stamp shapes and stamp the heart images. If they’re old enough, let them use the Big Shot to cut out the heart shapes too. Then help them assemble everything! It’s an easy craft that you can do in an afternoon. These would also be great to make for your coworkers or neighbors. I know I’ll be whipping up a few extra for my Aunty to give to her office mates.
Coming Up: Another fun way to package your Valentine treats!
Until next time…
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (Spring Catalog)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (Spring Catalog)
Tools: Postage Stamp Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies (Spring Catalog)
Extras: 1″ x 8″ Cello Bags, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink
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