Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine Treat Bags!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all staying warm and out of the snow! Today I am sharing this project over at She's A Sassy Lady blog... be sure to stop by and check the blog out! Sheila has a large team of guest designers that offer up a new tutorial every day! I have learned so much already from the other ladies on the team.... I'm sure you will too!!

Now... on to my project! My daughter likes to take treats to every person she knows for every holiday. This year for Valentine's Day, we thought we would make these cute little treat bags!
These are simple to do and something you can do with your kids! 

Supplies Needed:
Patterned paper
Solid Color Cardstock
Ribbon
Satin Fabric
Brads
Clear Bags
Lighter
And of course, your adhesives of choice!

I used the one of tags from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge. The tag on the left is the one I started with. I altered the height and width so it would fit my clear bags. My bags were 4 inches wide so I went almost 4.5 inches so that I had a little room on each side of the bag. The height was set around 3 inches. This is the one I cut on the patterned paper. I took the same shape and made it slightly larger and cut it again using the red cardstock so that I could layer them.

Here is what it looks like when they are cut. I was careful to fold these so that when they were layered they lined up correctly. I used my Martha Stewart scoring tool for this. I also went ahead a placed a piece of ribbon around the top layer and taped it on the back before adhering the layers together.

I needed a little embellishment for this darling little treat bag so I raided my daughters fabric stash and found this beautiful pink satin fabric. I cut 3 circles... each one slightly larger than the one before. These do not need to be perfect circles... in fact they look better if they aren't!

If you remember my post from a few months ago, you may remember my fondness for flames!! I used the lighter to singe the edge of each circle. You do not want the flame to touch the fabric, just get it close enough that it melts the edges.

When the edges start to melt, the circles curl up a little which makes it perfect for flowers! Here are the circles stacked and ready for a brad.

I added a brad to the center and used a glue dot to adhere it to the paper.

And for those of you who are afraid you are going to burn down your house, I have another option for you! Instead of melting the edges (you can tell from this picture that melting this fabric didn't work so well.. I actually started to burn it!! Ooops!!) you can add a little glue and these Martha Stewart microbeads. I added 3 brads to this one just to make it a little different!

And here is the final project! I'm sure we will be making some cards to deliver with these! I hope you enjoyed this project and got some new ideas! You can find sassy's blog HERE! Thank you stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with a new Frosted Designs challenge!

13 comments:

mforquer said...

Barb - this is fantastic - I love how the heat makes the edges of the fabric turn up a bit!! That red flower is just amazing! Great little goody bags - thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs
M

Audrey Frelx said...

Saw these on Sheila's blog -- soooo cute!!!

Jocelyn said...

Love these and thanks for the how to's!!! I make bags for Evans class every year...

He has a large class this year...so I better get cracking!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day sweet friend!!!

Fern said...

Hi Barb, wonderful treat bags and the tutorial is fantastic... very detailed.. I'm going to be making more of my flowers this year and this one is so sweet!! TFS!!
They keep telling us it's going to get really cold here... upper 20's but so far still in the low 30's!! Which I can take!!! Stay warm and healthy!!! Hugs!!!

Lisa B said...

Oh Barb! These are darling!!! I wouldn't want to give them away!!!!! Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

Scrap It Girl said...

these bags are super sweet! I love Valentines Day & giving treats to my friends, great Idea, thanks for sharing!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Barb, this is adorable! what a great inspiration.... thanks for sharing!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Saw these at Sassy Lady today. Awesome tutorial and adorable project. Love those flowers. :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh and I'm loving your new blog look. Adorable. :)

Heather said...

Great idea. I love the flowers. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

Pat said...

these are adorable!!

Diana said...

These are adorable, I may make them for Natalie's class. Thanks for the Tutorial.

Becky B. said...

These are SUPER cute! I am gonna have to try my hand at making those ribbon flowers - they are just gorgeous!

 
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