February 02, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a quick and easy gift bag tutorial on how to make these Valentine’s Day treat bags. I used them to wrap up special Valentine’s Day treats, but they could easily be used as wedding favors or for bridal or baby showers, birthday goodie bags or anytime you need a pretty and simple packaging idea!
What you will need:
Start off by embossing the bags. I used the “Heartz” Texturez plate by Sizzix with my Big Shot, but you could use whatever embossing tool you like best. If you are using a Sizzix, here is the “sandwich” order: Multipurpose Platform open to Tab 1, Texture Plate with the design you want facing Up, Kraft Paper Bag, Silicone Mat, Black Embossing Plate. Once you have your sandwich set up, crank it through the Big Shot.
I experimented with trying to do more than 1 bag at a time and you really lost some of the texture, so I found it better to do it 1 bag at a time.
Next grab your wooden gift tags, stamp and ink. I am a big fan of Versacraft because it is so versatile. You can use it on paper, wood, fabric … it has beautiful, rich color and dries pretty quickly. Stamp your tags with the image of your choice.
I wanted a pretty “rustic” look, so I left the tags with their natural finish, but you could easily rub on some beeswax polish or the stain/sealant of your choice for a more “finished” look. Now it is time to fill your bag with goodies!
Once you have filled your goodie bag, fold over the top of the bag about 0.5″-1″ towards the back. I used a mini-hole punch to put two small holes in the center of the folded top but you could use a regular size punch.
Thread the Baker’s Twine through the holes, tie on the stamped wooden gift tag, tie a pretty bow and you are done!
There are so many embossing plates out there that you have lots of options for personalizing these bags to your needs. You can also rub them with a chalk ink pad or colored pencil to bring out the design, add personalized labels… the possibilities are endless!
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