A few weeks ago I shared the Easter Baskets I made for the upcoming Easter markets. I made a few cute treat holders for the markets too. I have been wanting to show you the project for a couple of weeks but with Easter and Sale-A-Bration there were so many other projects to show you. 🙂
These are really quick to make and you can use them for any small treats. Here I have some little sherbet straws for the kiddies but you could add a chocolate treat or coffee sachet. I have used some retired Designer Series Paper.
Aren’t they fun and colourful?? I have simply decorated them with some ribbon (retired) and cut the “enjoy” (which is in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set), from black card to add to the front. Really they probably took all of one hour to make. I didn’t have a lot of time but wanted something cute but inexpensive to add to my stall.
Do you want to know how to make them?
SKINNY MINI TREAT BAGS
1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) a little larger than the large section of your ‘Mini Treat Bag Thinlits’= 10.5cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″). Cut the piece out on your Big Shot.
2. Score the large section in half vertically so at approximately 4.6cm (1 7/8″). The photo below shows the DSP piece with the right side facing up. Cut off the left hand side on the bottom tab section.
Place your piece on your Paper Trimmer with the narrow side tab at the top. Line up your zig zag edge at 2cm (3/4″) and score a line from the top edge and just to the score line in the middle.
Cut off the small tab on the top left with your scissors. (Which I hadn’t done yet in the photo). I like to taper the end of the long side tab to give a neater finish when you fold.
3. Fold on all the score lines and open out again. At the top cut down on the middle score line to where it meets the 2cm (3/4″) score line running across.
4. Fold again on the score lines so the folded flap piece is at the front and the taller section is at the back. Place adhesive on the right side (the outside) of the long tab and fold to adhere to the back of the bag with the tab section on the inside. (It doesn’t matter too much if it is adhered to the outside. Just for a neater finish I like it on the inside).
Place adhesive at the back of the small bottom tab and fold over to the back to adhere down. (I wasn’t worried that this was on the outside at the back). Place adhesive under the front flap to adhere down.
Decorate as you like and fill it with treats you would like to give.
I hope this is easy to follow for you. Please let me know if you any questions.