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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