Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day Treat Bags

For this Valentine's Day we are making these cute little treat bags to give away to family and friends.   My six year old will take some to exchange with friends in his kindergarten class, but we will fill those with Valentine's Day themed erasers and stickers because of the nut allergies present in his classroom.  My three year old has decided on these handmade alien valentines for his friends :o)

I picked up some of the classic Hersey's Chocolate Kisses and some red heart jube-jubes from the local bulk food store.  I also grabbed a 50 pack of 2oz lollipop bags for about two dollars.

I trimmed the lollipop bags down about 2 inches since they were too long for what I needed.  I measured the width of the bag and used that measurement to cut my cardstock.  To add a little bit more detail to the cardstock, I used my scalloped edge scissors to make a cute trim.

Then I drew pictures onto the cardstock.  My oldest boy loves trains, so of course I had to draw a few of those ...

... but I am so used to doing boy-themed drawings ('cause I have three boys after all) that it took me a minute or so to think of things that would be nice for little girls to receive :o)

I even included a couple of snowflake ones just for fun!

 I colored in the drawings using pencil crayons.  I have loved pencil crayons ever since grade school and so every opportunity I have to use them, I do!

We wrote cute little messages on the cardstock... things like: "You're Sweet" for the cupcakes and candy ones, and "I Choo, Choo- se You!" for the trains.  Anything goes!

Stuff the treat bags with your goodies then fold over the top of the bag and secure with tape.  I attached the cardstock to the treat bag using double sided tape (LOVE that stuff!).

Hope you try these for yourselves ... I have to admit that I did indulge and had a "few" of the candies while I was making them - oh my :o)

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- Kristin -


  1. These are adorable! I love your drawings! :) M*

  2. Love these! I think I'll be using this concept for my son's school Valentines. Thanks for sharing!

  3. these are super adorable! If you ever have a chance I'd love for you to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. oh & p.s come enter my giveaway for an inspirational dog print :)

  4. So fun! What a creative way to go! I love it!


  5. What a cute idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment:)

  6. Cute bags! I love that you drew them yourself! I hope you'll stop by and share them at this week's Pretty Packages Party!


  7. Kristin, your drawings are sooooo cute. They look so dang professional. Your train is adorable, choo choo!!!

    I also love coloring, but then again my kids do too, I bet I could just draw the pics, and they could color, or they might even be able to draw it themselves, better then me, what am I saying, he he.

    Thanks for finding your way to my blog, I'm so happy you did, and I am your total newest follower.

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    Did you see my post about making a card for our soldiers??? You should really see if you can help out with this, I bet you could come up with something really special!!! Read about it HERE.

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  8. Thanks so much for linking to the Pretty Packages party! Your treat bags are just precious!

  9. I love to give people valentines treats because mostly they just get cards. I think people appreciate treats more then cards.


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