Treat Bags

December 27, 2007 - 6:06pm

Treat Bag

Difficulty:
Difficulty 2/5 (2/5)

Supplies

  • York Peppermint Patties
  • Adhesive
  • Paper cutter
  • Various colors of card stock
  • Pattern paper
  • Scallop punch
  • Round punch to fit inside the scallop punch
  • Stapler
  • Plastic baggies (I got these at JoAnn Fabrics and they were 5"x4")

Treat Bag Supplies

Instructions

  1. Punch out two of each color of card stock (8 scallops total) that you want to use with your scallop punch. Then punch out 4 circles from the pattern paper...one for each piece of candy.
    Treat Bag
  2. Use your adhesive to attach the 4 circles to 4 of the scallops. Use one of each color.
    Treat Bag
  3. Apply adhesive to the tops of 4 York Peppermint Patties and attach the scallops with the pattern paper to them. Center them as best as you can.
    Treat Bag
  4. Now attach adhesive to the bottom of the patties and place the coordinating color of card stock to the patties. It makes them look like little sandwiches!
    Treat Bag
  5. Put all 4 patties into your plastic bag and seal the ziplock on it. The bags don't need to have a ziplock on them, but I liked the size of these and it ensures that what I have inside the bag won't fall out or can be saved to eat later depending on what you put in the bag.
    Treat Bag
  6. Cut a piece of pattern paper 3" by slightly wider than your bag. Mine was about 4 1/4" by 3". Then fold the paper in half lengthwise. You will have about 1 1/2" of overlap on each side of the bag when it is finished.
    Treat Bag
  7. Place the paper over the top of the baggies so the top touches the crease in the paper.
    Treat Bag
  8. Staple the paper to the baggie. I used 3 staples....one in the center and two on the sides.
    Treat Bag
  9. Before you attach the top piece of paper, you could always stamp on them with words, attach ribbon (which could be done after as well by threading it through the paper and the bag), or any other embellishments you would like.

There are limitless possibilities to this project. I attached some pictures of ones I did for Christmas to give away. On the first one, I stamped swirls and "very merry" white paper and then used my Cuttlebug to emboss it before I attached it to the scallop. It gave them a very festive look. You could really put anything inside these bags and decorate the top. They look very professional and make great gifts!

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Enjoy! Have fun with these and I would love to see your creations.

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These are ADORABLE Andrea!

Posted by Charmaine (not verified) on December 28, 2007 - 11:10am

These are ADORABLE Andrea! What a great little treat!

Very cute!

Posted by Jane (not verified) on December 28, 2007 - 10:25pm

I posted a card on my blog today using a circle and Cold Play today...after seeing these I may have to go back and make some mints to match the card! I think these would be adorable with a plain white circle with the snowman face on it.

Thanks for sharing.

Jane

my finace's mom has a cricut

Posted by meghan (not verified) on December 2, 2008 - 4:15pm

my finace's mom has a cricut machine and she just made spiders like this..cut two out the size of the pattie and glued one to each side..they were a huge hit! I love the versitility of this project and the top of the bag really pulls it together and gives it a more finished look..these may even work for my wedding!!

wow... really cute ;)

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 8, 2009 - 3:11am

wow... really cute ;)

Help please!

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 30, 2009 - 1:32pm

I am having a hard time finding this scaollop punch! I thought I found one and then I got it home and it was much much smaller. Can you tell me the brand of yours or where you got it? Thanks!

Scallop Punch

Posted by Andrea on June 1, 2009 - 7:45am

This punch is from Stampin' Up!. If you go to the website, you can find a demonstrator in your area and they can get it ordered for you. Unfortunately, for this exact one, you won't find it in stores. You may be able to find it on ebay or another site where someone is selling their craft items. Good luck!