Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas treat bags

Good morning everyone,
I hope your weekend went well.
It's my turn again to create a project for Creative Craft World's
Christmas Countdown.
I like to make the children's teachers a little handmade gift at Christmas,
so this year I thought I would make some pretty packaging for some chocolates.
and here they are....
They are very easy to make!
You just take a cello bag (it's better if you can get one with a gusseted bottom or one with card in it like I have) and fill with chocolates.
It's very tempting having chocolates on my desk and I have to say they are YUMMY!!
For this bag, I just tied the top with ribbon and then made some toppers
with snowflakes cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.
Next, I cut two wooden skewers to size and coloured them with Copics.
Then layered the snowflakes with the stick in the middle and finished it with a button and some gems.
The banner with the sentiment was also cut out with the Silhouette,
wrapped around the stick and held in place with wet glue.
Regular readers of my blog may recognise this little gingerbread man from HERE.
I used the same cutting file and just reduced it in size before cutting him out of kraft card.
I layered two lenghs of Christmas paper together (one narrower than the other) and wrapped them around the bag, with the join at the front.
I covered the join with the gingerbread man, popping him up with foam pads.
The banner was made with matching paper with the sentiment on one side
and the to/from details on the other side along with a matching button.

 This 'Merry Christmas' ribbon is available to buy at Next!
 The back of the bags
The little banner - on one side 'Happy Christmas', on the other it's personalised with the teacher's name.
A wooden skewer, trimmed to size and coloured with a red Copic pen.
Supplies list
cellophane bags ~ with a gusset or a firm bottom (teehee...)
I got mine from a chocolate factory.
chocolates ~ I used Thorntons Praline melts and Caramel melts
wooden skewers
various Christmas papers
buttons and gems
I hope you have enjoyed these little treat bags today,
and if you pop back tomorrow I'll have a link to Lou's blog where she will have a tutorial for a Christmas journal.
I'll also have a little project of my own that I made way back in the summer
but I'm only able to share it now, as it had to be kept secret!
Once again, thank you for stopping by today,
and I'll be catching up with you all later :)
Take care,
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:
MIM ~ always anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network ~ Christmas anything goes
Forever Friends ~ ribbon and/or twine 


Caroline said...

Sarah these are gorgeous I love the little images what a fantastic gift idea. Caroline xxx

*Nora* said...

Love these! Can be made for any occasion that requires fun gifty bags too! Thanks for sharing Sarah! xx

Sue said...

These are wonderful Sarah. I love the banners and snowflakes.
Your children have very lucky teachers!

Hugs Sue

susibee said...

Such a simple idea but they look so gorgeous:)

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous treat bags

MiniOwner said...

Oh I wish Phoebe had been in my class when I was a teacher - these are fab, Sarah, and any teacher would be thrilled to receive one.
Sue x
PS Is Phoebe over her spots?

Christine L said...

They are fabulous Sarah and I'm sure the teachers will love them!

Christine x

Chris said...

Hi Sarah, saw this on MIM and came over for a better look! So glad I did- these bags are just gorgeous, such a brilliant idea (and one I will definitely be pinching!!!)

Unknown said...

These are adorable Sarah! I love this idea and just in time for Christmas gift giving. ;) Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at Make It Monday.

Vicky Hayes said...

I knew you wouldn't disappoint Sarah - these are fabulous! I love the little flags and it's a great idea to colour a wooden skewer. Vicky x

Pumpy said...

These are lovely, Sarah, what a good idea to make some for our guests. I saw it over at MIM. I think I made a mistake earlier, postged in the wrong place.

Trish said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous Sarah, and such a good idea!
Trish xx

Tracy said...

I love them and the little banners!!

loz said...

These are Fabulous Sarah. Saw them On MIM..Loz

Anonymous said...

These are totally fab Sarah!
Helen x

ger76 said...

Brilliant love these :D

Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

luv Ger x
We have a design team call please check out the page :D

Andrea said...

what fab gifts I saw it in MIM and hopped over for a closer look,love the fab colours and designs you have used they are so simple yet so wonderfully cute I love them what a fab idea x
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Sue from Oregon said...

What fun!!!

Diane Louise J said...

Gorgeous projects and pretty ribbons. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Ribbon/Twine Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. We have a DT call running at the moment, pop back to FF for more details.
Hugs Diane xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah these are fabulous and I'm sure the Teachers will love these love your wee banners just fab!!
Hugs Sarah x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wonderfully effective and oh so pretty. Your children are going to be very popular with their teachers! Hugs, Lesley

Ger said...

Gorgeous Christmas projects! Love the banners. Lucky teachers! Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
Geraldine M

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