These cute carrot treat bags would be an easy project to mass produce for Easter gifts, teacher gifts and more. They came together really quickly-once I gathered all of the supplies! Surprisingly, the hardest part for me was finding orange colored candies in bulk. I used Reese’s Pieces. I had to pick out all of the orange ones, and then my family helped me eat up the other colors. They are helpful like that!
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Cone shaped treat bags
- Paper Mache Basket
- Core’dinations Brights Tag (yellow)
- Core’dinations Vintage Paper Collection (green)
- Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors
- Martha Stewart Edge Punch (Doily)
- EK Success Retro Flower Punch
- EK Success 1″ Circle Punch
- Google Eyes
- Green Sheer Ribbon
- Paper Crimper
- Various (small) circle punches
- White cardstock scrap
- Pink cardstock scrap
- Pink ink or chalk
- Paper trimmer
- Orange Colored Candies
Let’s get started!
Take a 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Vintage cardstock in green. Cut two 3″x12″ strips. Cut one of the strips down into 4″x3″ sections. (This will be enough cardstock to complete three carrot treat bags and also the basket, as shown in the above photo.)
This is the first time I have used the Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors. Let me tell you…they are awesome! I often make my own paper shred for small gifts, and these scissors are going to save me tons of time! They cut through heavy cardstock like butter, and they are fabulous on tissue paper as well.
Using the fringe scissors, cut the paper strips, leaving about 1/2″ uncut at the bottom.
At this point, you can run the cut strips through a paper crimper.
Open your treat bags. These treat bags were larger than I had anticipated. They could easily be used as disposable frosting piping bags! I was pretty excited about that. They would also be cute to wrap cotton candy (in cones), or ice cream cones filled with candy. Lots of ideas brewing in my head…
Fill the plastic bags with candy.
When the bags are filled as full as you would like, tie them off with a small section of string. Cut the string short, so it will not show later.
Apply adhesive to the inside, bottom, of one of the three shorter sections of green cardstock.
Wrap one of the cardstock strips around the top of each treat bag, overlapping the strip until it is completely adhered.
Trim excess plastic bag from the top.
Tie with green ribbon! Repeat with each treat bag.
Next, take the larger strip of cardstock, liberally apply adhesive to the outside bottom strip, and adhere the strip to the inside rim of the basket.
I could not be happier about this basket fringe idea! One of the things I can’t stand about Easter is the plastic basket grass! It seems like I am vacuuming up that grass for an entire month. Not this year!
After you get the grass glued in well, go ahead a crumple or curl the “grass” as desired.
I am going to quickly show you how I created the tag for the basket.
You will need a bright yellow Core’dinations tag, and punches of the following shapes:
Oh, and google eyes. I love google eyes!
The retro flower punch is going to be the bunny ears. Cut it down as shown:
Using pink ink, or chalk, edge the all of the punched pieces and also the inside of the bunny ears.
Assemble the bunny as shown. I used pop-dots to raise the cheeks a little.
Add the google eyes, and attach it to your yellow tag.
Computer generate your sentiment tag.
Trim it down to a “tag” size. Leave extra room on the front and back of your tag.
I wanted to share with you a technique that I often use to “fancy up” my tags.
Take your cut tag, and line it up inside a border edge punch. Make sure it will punch evenly on both sides of the tag.
Look at your fancy custom tag! You can add an eyelet, or punch the backside, and make a fancy label!
Here is a close-up of the finished basket tag:
Now all you need to do is choose a lucky person to give your treats to!