Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cocoa Treat Bag with a Glittery Clothespin!!

Here's one of the projects we made in my class tonight. It uses the 3" X 1.75" X 5.5" brown bags that a│s carries. I love this size of brown paper bag - big enough to be able to stamp on it but small enough that it can hold just the right amount of something to be a good gift.  :) 
This bag actually holds a bag of cocoa and two mini candy canes. YUM! The design was inspired by a Halloween bag that Lori Barnett created. It's so cute that I had to make my own version for the Christmas holidays. :)

To start, I cut off about an 1" or so off the top of the bag. I didn't want my bag way longer than my cocoa packet but if I used a longer cocoa packet, I would have kept the bag as is. :)  The closure on top is made from the largest Labels 3 die. The candy cane paper is FABULOUS for a bag topper! It's cream and cherry red colors go well with the black and cream polka dot paper and the vanilla circle.

The red/white baker's twine ties around the topper and then a mini glittery clothespin holds the tag to the bag. Note, the clothespin doesn't come glittery. The mini clothespins are tiny little wonderful clothespins. I LOVE them. They're just soooo cute!!! And, to glitter them up is super easy. Take a 1/8" piece of super stick tape and cover the top of the clothespin. The tape is almost exactly the same size as the mini. Then, simply dip the clothespin in cranberry glitter and voilĂ  - a glittery mini wonder! The great thing about using the super stick tape is that you don't have to wait for it to dry. The clothespin is ready to use immediately. I love that! :)

The mug and sentiment (from Holiday Tags) was stamped in memento ink and colored with a lipstick red copic. Then, the quickie glue pen was used to trace the snowflake and the lip of the cup (to create a sugared rim look) and cranberry glitter was added. Clip the sentiment to create a "flag" to go off the edge and then clip the tag to the bakers twine with the glittery clothespin.

A fairly quick and simple gift to brighten up the holidays. These would make great party favors, classroom gifts, co-worker gifts or even placecards - just add the name to the bag. I think I'm going to add some of these to my craft fair creations for the the upcoming craft fair. What do you think?

Have fun creating your own little bag treats and hope you make some glittery mini clothespins to finish off the look!

All products used were A Muse Studio. Shop online anytime:

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Have a wonderfully creative day!!!


Susan said...

So cute, and it was fun to make!

Glittered Paws said...

Wow - totally cute - okay now have to add another item to my order!!!

Deb said...

oh Seleise, this is so cute, love paper bags!
have a great day, Debxx

Laurie Unger said...

this is extremely cute! Thanks for sharing!

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Chris said...

What a great treat bag! Love it :)

Ambiance Special Events said...

I am a room mom for my son's class. For his winter party we are using cocoa, Hershey kisses, and candy canes as take home treats. This is just what I needed as a packaging idea. Thanks!