Thursday, October 18, 2012

DIY Holiday Treats Bag

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?  

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Lil Red Wagon - Bow-dacious
Enjoy the rest of your day!  I'll be enjoying the rest of the chocolate ;)



Dot said...

Lovely treat bag you are sharing with us, and thanks for the tutorial.
Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

Lacey Stephens said...

Great project!! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun challenge starting tomorrow. We hope you will play along again soon!!
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

Carissa said...

Such a wonderful creation. Such a clever project.
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carissa :)