I have something really fun to share. A fun little project for anyone needing some treat bags, Fall style. These bags were kind of geared toward 'kiddie' treats. You can of course use them for whatever you want. Think about stuffing them with bags of popcorn (you know, the ones in the cellophane; prepackaged), or Cocoa packs. Ooooooo many options.
They were SUPER easy to make (really). Here are your supplies:
- Brown paper bag
- Rubber stamps and ink (here I used Baroque Motifs and Chocolate Chip)
- Wide oval punch
- Card stock (really, whatever colors you want).
- Eyelet border punch
Now, there are several ways to do this. Basically, fold up the base of your paper bag and staple the side to hold it together. The staples on my bag are underneath the decorative Chocolate Chip eyelet border. I also used the same punch on the top of the bag. It really adds a little bit more whimsy.
Stamp your flourish in ink over the bag. Add orange flowers using Pumpkin ink (this flower is also from the Baroque set). Punch three wide ovals using the "wide" oval punch of course (really, any oval punch would look great); sponge the edges and adhere.
Place 5/8" green grosgrain ribbon under the pumpkin top using a glue dot.
Use your 1/2" circle punch and make two holes in the top of the bag (this is where you'll attach that striped pumpkin ribbon). Below is what the holes look like and the length of ribbon I used for the bag (notice it's the length of your bag from top to bottom)?
Now, I've added that corduroy brad (SU!), BUT, if you're giving these to kids, I might suggest you skip that (b/c we ALL KNOW it's gonna wind up in the garage). Unless of course it's going to one of MY kids....they would save it b/c they KNOW mom saves ALLLLLLLLLL, lol!!!
OK...there you have it! I want to see some creative bags you guys. After I've finished my chicken and sausage jambalaya, I'm going to make some more of these with different embellishments. That'll get your creative juices flowing.