Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SImple Easter Treat Bags

Here is a quick and easy way to present Easter treats.  These are inexpensive to put together but look more special than just placing the candy in an Easter basket.

Here are all the pieces you need for these treat bags.  I get the 3 x 4 inch zip top bags at Michael's.  If you can't find this size just adjust the size of your pieces to fit the bags you are using.  I cut the backing piece at 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches to allow room for the candy to fit in comfortably.  The topper can be cut at about 3 1/4 inches x 4 inches and folded in half.  You can make this narrower or wider and adjust the height according to the punch you are using.  I used the Martha Stewart Double Loops border punch from the Punch Around the Page set.

I found these cute foil wrapped chocolate chicks at our local Concord candy store, Priscilla's, on Walden Street.  They have lots of delicious treats and I often find cute things for gifts there.  These three bags were part of the "extra" surprises that went in the Blogoversary celebration boxes.  I wanted to wait until the three winners would have received their boxes to post these photos.

After your topper is punched you may need to trim the punched area to neaten it.  If you prefer a perfect edge, you can design the topper with one of the many borders from a Cricut cartridge of your choice.

Here are some similar bags I designed for Valentine's Day - you can read all of the details about how to design these toppers at THIS POST.

Once you have assembled the bags, you should punch two holes to thread the ribbon from the front to the back.  The ribbon is about a foot long.  It helps to use a binder clip to holder the pieces together once they are punched.  For more detailed directions on assembling the bags, please see THIS POST.

Next, insert the ribbon ends in the opposite hole and bring the ribbons around to the front.

You could just pull the ribbons tight and trim the ends, or continue on to tie a bow as I did for these treats.

The cardstocks I used for these bags were from a DCWV Spring Glitter Stack from a couple of years ago - you may also have some of this hanging around if you are a paper collector like me!

I'll be heading back to Massachusetts just a few days before Easter so there will be a flurry of decorating when I get home!

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  1. Super cute and the piece of patterned paper on the inside really finishes them off. Hugs- Glora

  2. Very cute. I love the paper behind the treats. It really looks festive. TFS

  3. I have zero time for crafting--but you have "forced" me to lose sleep to make these! Awesome project! TFS!!!

  4. Those are so cute! I might make some like that for my neighbor's little girls!

  5. Suffice it to say that Amber found this little item first in the box :) Her comment was, "These are mine." Of course she will get one of them, but I'm going to enjoy at least one of them also. I am so glad you posted the way to make these. I think I will make them for her class at school. Going through the box, Amber decided that she wants at least one sheet of each of the papers in the stack and some of each of the ribbons. She is so excited about this. I will share a picture of something that she makes with them as soon as she gets a project finished. Thanks again for the box of items and for the inspiration of your blog. I love this blog!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  6. Oh, Diane, my eyes light up when I saw your post! The treat bags are "double cute" when you see them in person! I saved the topper to use as a pattern -- of course, the chocolate chicks are going fast! I love how you do your ribbon and the paper backing adds that special touch and keeps the candies organized. I remember your Valentine's Day bags--so cute. Safe trip back to MA and have a blessed Easter. TFS.

  7. I love making treat bags...these are very cute. Love that border punch! And I must add that those chicks look yummy!! :-)

    ~Sharon C.

  8. I love your idea on how t add the ribbon. The paper backing is also a great touch. Have a safe trip and a Blessed Easter.

  9. These are great treat bags! I really like the paper insert to offset the candies. TFS

  10. Hi Diane,

    These are really cute treat bags! The DP is really cute and its always nice to have something around that works perfectly for the job! How did you keep from using it for that long? Its so cute!! LOL

    Have a safe trip and remember to take some pics as you decorate when you get back home.


  11. Thanks for sharing these treat bags ~
    I had made something like that for cookies at Christmas time but forgot about them and was looking for something to put my kids treats in for Easter. I will post my versions of goodie bags on my blog tomorrow.
    The chick candies are too cute...Thanks again

  12. Your goodie bags are so cute, especially the chocolate chicks. We always have an egg hunt for all the neighbor kids so I'm going to make some of these bags to add to the hunt. You are so clever.
    Thank you

  13. Great treat bags! Love how you added the paper in the bag. Adds a little something extra.


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