Hi everyone! Laura here to show you how to make a quick and easy Treat Bag Cover!
Start with a piece of heavy-weight cardstock cut to 4.25" x 11". (That's half of a standard sheet of cardstock, so you can make two of these from one sheet!) Score the cardstock at 1", 5.25", and 6.75" as shown below.
The second panel from the left will be the front of the treat bag. On this section, use a punch or die to cut a circle from the center of the panel. (I've decorated the front of mine prior to cutting.)
Next, we need to cut a notch in the top of the treat bag. Fold the score line between the 1" panel and the front panel, and mark the center. Using a 1" circle punch or die, cut a half-circle notch.
Another half-circle notch needs to be cut at the opposite end of the cardstock, so that the unassembled Treat Bag Cover will look like this:
Turn the cardstock over, and add a strip of Scor-Tape to the 1" panel as shown.
Now it's time to fill your Treat Bag! I use the Wilton brand Clear Party Bags for these. They measure about 4" x 9" and fit perfectly inside the cover. Fill the bag about halfway with the goodies of your choice, then twist the top of the bag and insert it through the circular notch. Fold the cardstock so that the half-circle notch meets up with the circular notch at the top. Fold the 1" flap down over the back and adhere.
For birthday party favors, holiday treats, even homemade cookies, these little Treat Bag Covers are very versatile, and so simple to put together!
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by today!