Thursday, August 9, 2012

Christmas Treat Bags

Here is how to make a quick Christmas treat bag to package goodies from your kitchen.

Take a brown paper lunch size bag. Cut off about 6 inches from the top of the bag (I used decorative scissors).  Ink inside edge of bag--optional.  Fold over about 1 inch at the top of the bag to form a cuff.  Punch some holes and thread with ribbon, yarn, or twine. Decorate bag as desired. I added vintage jingle bells to the twine. Fill with goodies from your kitchen.

I decorated my bag by stamping the Ginger Joy rubber stamp from Red Rubber Designs onto Kraft cardstock.  The "icing" is white embossing powder.

 The tag is stamped with a greeting from the Peace on Earth rubber stamp set also from Red Rubber Designs.  The bag is filled with chocolate chip cookies.


 I used the same gingerbread man stamp on this bag but made him look more like the good old fashioned gingerbread made with yummy dark molasses instead of some of the pale versions you sometimes see in stores.
The greeting on this tag is also from the Peace on Earth stamp set. This bag is filled with cinnamon popcorn.


15 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea and I love how you have coloured your little ginger bread men, specially like the idea of the white "icing".

Kate said...

Adorable little bags. The gingerbread is perfect for the front! I too like the white 'icing'. Very cute.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Cute bags and very practical -- everyone's got lunch bags on hand.
(Cookies look good, too!)

JoAnne said...

So cute!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is so cute Sarah! I especially love the one with the tartan bow! :) Have a great weekend!

Robin said...

These bags are just adorable, and the contents look almost as good as the decorated fronts! Cinnamon popcorn sounds wonderful, I hope I get one of these bags for Christmas :)

Hugs,
Robin

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Absolutely darling treat bags! Love the ginger joy boy on them. Great idea!

Debbie K. said...

This is so cute, Sarah. Love your color variations too!

Vicki C said...

Super Super CUTE bags Sarah! Hope things are well with you friend!

Red Rubber Designs said...

These are adorable! What a great gift!

Lynn Stevens said...

Just adorable. You and Louise will be all ready for Christmas early this year.
Yep, your making the rest of us look really bad. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Gaby Bee said...

What a lovely gift! Your little bags are adorable!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

Have a fantastic week,
Gaby xoxo

Wendy Zick said...

Love it!

Lori said...

Very cute idea! Love them, and the cookies! lol!

butterfly said...

What a great idea, Sarah - your little bags are delicious, never mind what's inside! Super gingerbread man stamp, love the colour variations!
Alison x