Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

Here’s an example of the Valentine’s Day treat bags I’m making for my son’s class.  I bought some cellophane goody bags with hearts on them at the dollar store which measured 4″ wide by 4″ long.  This was perfect because it allowed me to cut out bags with my Cricut machine that were 12″ long by 4″ wide.  This way I could fit 3 on a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock.

I ended up making my own paper bags using the basic shapes available in SCAL.  I used the rectangle and the heart, which was super easy.  I got my toppers though from svgcuts.com from the Sweet Treat Bags SVG Kit under the boxes and bags category.  In this kit you get 9 bag svg’s which have cutouts for various holidays, as well as 9 toppers to choose from.  Had I have known the bags were just a rectangular piece of paper then I probably wouldn’t have bought the kit, but the toppers were worth it.  You could easily make you own topper with a border punch though.  (SVGCuts does have lots of really nice svg kits available though for cheap.  This Sweet Treats collection was just under $5.00) And for my toppers, I made them at 4″ wide by 4″ long.

I filled the inside of my goody bags with all the things shown in the photo, and put a little double sided sticky tape on the inside to keep them shut.  I then added sticky tape to the top and bottom inside edges of my 12″ long cutout and attached it to my cellophane bag.  My cellophane bags have hearts all over, so they show through the heart cutout in my SCAL cut.  (Just a note, I scored my paper at 5″ and 6.5″ from the bottom with my score-pal so my bags would stand up).
I then added some double sided tape to the inside of my topper and attached it to my bag.  At this point your bags are all done, all that’s left is to decorate them however you like.  I added a couple strips of paper to my topper, gems, some hearts that I punched out, stamped and glittered, and I also added a cute little clothes peg that I found at the dollar store.  This way I can also attach my son’s Valentine’s Day card to his goody bag!

I’ve used a lot of tape and have to go out and get more.  One way to avoid so much taping would be to use staples to attach your bags and topper together all at once.  The staples could easily be covered up with some sort of decorations on the outside.  Thinking about it now, I don’t know why I didn’t do that.  It would have saved LOTS of time!

So have fun decorating.  I would love to see photos from other people to share in my Viewer Projects category of any Valentine’s Day craft ideas!  It’s a great way to show off your projects and share ideas with other crafters!  You can email photos to me at krista@craftycanada.com.

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