Thursday, October 18, 2012

DIY Holiday Treat bags

Good morning crafters!  One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking homemade treats and sharing them with friends and loved ones.  In fact, it's the only time I bake anything that doesn't come from a box!   This year I have decided to create a treat bag for the cookies, rather than buying containers.   This treat bag was incredibly easy to make and I think people will really appreciate the special touch it brings.

To create the base of the treat bag, you will need (1) 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.  You will cut the 12 x 12 cardstock into (1) 6 x 12" paper and (1) 6 x 10" paper.  Using your Boxer Board, score the 6 x 12 " paper 2 1/2 inches from one end and 2 inches from the other end, as shown below.

On the 6 x 10 inch paper, you will make one score line 2 1/2 inches from one end of your paper.

Once you have scored the two pieces, you will glue the two papers together using the 2 1/2 inch scored sides for both.   Place your glue on the small 2 1/2 " scored section of your smaller piece.  You will then place the 2 1/2 inch scored side of your larger piece right on top it, making sure to line up all the edges.   This will be the bottom of your bag.

For my treat bag, I added a clear cellophane bag filled with Hershey kisses.  (It's too early for Christmas baking and I had a chocolate attack thinking about what to fill the bag with.)

Once you have added your goodies, you will fold up your bag.  The 1 " scored section of your larger piece will fold over the smaller one.

While the top 1" is folded over, you will punch two holes 1/2 inch from the top of your bag.  Make sure you also punch through the top of your cellophane bag as well.  Thread a ribbon through the two holes and make a bow.  This will keep the bag closed and nestled in your treat bag.

For the outside of my bag, I colored the versatile Swalk The Present stamp set, using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and matted the image with red card stock.  (Colors listed below image.)  The perfect sentiment, "For you at Christmas", was from the Humphrey Hello Rudolph stamp set.

Spectrum Noir colors used: Clothes and hair bows: DR3, DR5; present: CG1, CG2, DG2, DG4; skin EB1, EB2; hair and eyes: EB5, EB8; shoes: WG5, WG7.

Do you enjoy baking during the holiday season?  What treats are you most looking forward to indulging in this year?  

Enjoy the rest of your day!  I'll be enjoying the rest of the chocolate ;)



Trena in Naperville said...

Great idea Denise, and she's so darn cute! Great coloring!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

She is cute as can be adorning your treats...yummy idea

Kathy said...

Great bag and tutorial!! love the coloring and she is so cute, Great job!!

KYCrafter said...

Love the treat bags!!! Your colors for the image are great for Christmas!

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic idea and adorable, too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!