Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs

Simple Kraft Treat Bags

Hello, crafty friends! Marie here again on the blog with a super quick project that is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day or for any occasion where you want to give some treats away! I made these treat bags with just a few craft items I have on hand, and the Canvas Corp kraft cardstock was perfect for this project!

Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs
SUPPLIES: 
    • Plastic treat bags
    • Scoring Tool
    • Paper Trimmer
    • Hole Punch
    • Stamps, dies, inks, and other items for embellishments
    • Foam adhesive and tape runner adhesive
  • Variety of candy

To begin this project, I took my 12×12 piece of Kraft cardstock and cut it into 3 equal sized strips. Then, I took those strips and scored them down to create the basic body of my treat bag. Since my strip of paper was 12″, I scored at the 11″ line which left 1″ to be folded over the top as the closure flap. Then, I scored the remaining 11″ in half, so one score line at 5.5″. Then, to create a wider base, I also scored at 5″ and at 6″.

All the scoring is shown in the video above, so if the written text seems confusing, please take a look at the video for more detail on the scoring part!

Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs

After my strips of paper were scored down and folded, I needed to punch some holes in the top in order to thread my Jute Cord through. I made sure to line up the holes on the closure flap, as well as the piece that folds underneath. Then, I took my plastic treat bags and measured them against my scored and folded kraft bags. My plastic bags were too tall, so I simple trimmed them down to fit inside the kraft bags.

Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs

Then, I filled the plastic bags with several pieces of chocolate candies, and then stapled the top of the plastic bag to the kraft cardstock side that folds under the top flap. It’s important to staple it to the underneath piece, so that you wont see the staples once your bag is folded closed. It just makes for a more finished look!

Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs

Then, it was time to embellish! I took some floral dies that I have in my stash and I die cut them with some red and white cardstock. You could use any color cardstock or any dies you have, and totally change up the front of your bags. Customize these gifts to whoever you are giving them to!
I then also die cut an oval out of white cardstock. I placed the oval into my MISTI and stamped out the sentiment with some black ink. Once my oval was stamped out, I adhered it to the front of my treat bag.
Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs
With the sentiment adhered down, I then added the die cut florals on the bottom of the stamped oval. I used foam adhesive for the flowers in order to pop them up and add a little dimension. I think this just makes things a little more interesting! I finished off the front by then adding a little glittery heart.
Simple Kraft Treat Bags- Canvas Corp Brands- Marie Nicole Designs
I hope this inspires you to try a few treat bags of your own! These were so simple to do and I was able to make several in a short amount of time! Get a head start on this year’s Valentines and hand out something that will be sure to say, “I love you!”. These would also be fantastic gifts for classmates or teachers. If you are concerned about food allergies, ditch filling the bags with candy and add something different, like dollar store toys, school supplies, stickers, lotions, lip balm, or anything!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
Marie Nicole


Marie Nicole is currently a Domestic Engineer and does crafting, DIY, home decor, photography and blogging in her spare time.


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