Thursday, October 1, 2009

Decorated Sandwich Bag for Treats

I know the previous post talked about decorating header bags that come with your clear stamps, but I realize you may not find those types of bags so here is another option.

You can use generic sandwich or snack bags and fill them with treats. Halloween is just around the corner and if you need something for a party or you want to give out individual bags, you can add a bit of a decoration to a sandwich bag and be the "cool" house on the block. These are great projects to work on with the kids and they will get a joy out of filling the bags.

First measure the size of your sandwich bag on the bottom. Mine was 6-1/2". I wanted to have a flap of 2" so I cut a piece of card stock 6-1/2" x 4" and then scored at 2" on the 4" side.

Staple your card stock to the bottom part of the sandwich bag. You can staple along the middle or down toward the edge of your card stock because you will be covering the staples not matter where you put them. You are stapling at the bottom so you can put your goodies in when you are finished.

Cut our your pieces you want to use to decorate your treat bag. Here I cut out pieces for layering.

Then decorate your bag. Use your clear rubber stamps to add additional images. I did some layering to bring out some additional colors.

Here is the same concept used with a patterned Halloween Ziploc bag. I put the card stock at the top and attached it to the front side above the closer. You can open the bag in the back to fill with treats.

I used clear rubber stamps from our Bigfoot & Pickle Face Creations Farm Collection to add additional decorations to the bag. These clear rubber stamps are great because they can be used for any theme. I used the child safe/washable ink stamp pad in black to stamp the images and then I colored with a combination of colored pencils and markers.

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