I’m back again with another Christmas make…this time for some little stitched Christmas treat bags. These would make the perfect little bags to give gift cards, treats or tiny presents…and how cute would they be hanging on a tree?
The treat bag die was released a year or so ago at Halloween time, but I love using it for other holidays too!
I combined it with the new Deck the Halls and Alphanumeric Classic Upper thinlet sets. I added some simple stitches to the letters prior to adhering the bags together. Hand stitching on paper is fun and adds that little extra something to your handmade projects. I painted a couple idea-ology tiny bells and added them to the bags with a mini pin.
I started by creating some patterned paper with a stamp set (Lumberjack CMS384), Kraft cardstock, Picket Fence Distress Paint, a Splatter Brush, Picket Fence Distress Ink, Clear Embossing Powder and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
You can cut out the treat bag prior to stamping or create the papers and then cut…I did a little bit of both. 😉 To emphasize the white, I blended the woodgrain bag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I cut out the letters for my words then adhered them to the bag (all of the done before adhering the bag together) and with a needle tool punched the holes into the areas that I wanted to stitch.
Then I stitched where I had punched the holes with red thread.
I punched a couple holes into the side and front of the bag, looped a piece of jute and tied a knot to create a handle.
I cut the holly leaves from the Deck The Halls thinlet set with a couple different papers that I created with Distress Spray Stains, Oxide Sprays and the Perfect Plaids Stamp Set (CMS383).
Here’s the recipe for the paper…
Old Paper and Weathered Wood Distress Spray Stains + Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Sprays, spritzed onto Distress Watercolor Paper, then the paper was spritzed here and there with water, dried with a heat tool and dabbed with a towel.
I randomly stamped one of the plaids using Black Soot Archival Ink.
and then cut out the Holly leaves..
I painted the tiny bells with Candied Apple Distress Paint, attached them together with a jump ring and attached them to the bag with a mini pin and added the Holly Leaves.
The bag without the stitched words was embellished with a Christmas Token that had been rubbed with a Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I stuffed the bag with paper shreds and tissue paper and with that, the treat bags were complete…
Thanks so much for stopping by..see you soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Perfect Plaids CMS383, Lumberjack (CMS384)
Tim Holtz/ Sizzix- Deck The Halls, Treat Bag, Alphanumeric Classic Upper
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Tiny Bells, Christmas Tokens, Mini Pins, Jump Rings
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Black Soot Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink- Picket Fence, Walnut Stain
Distress Spray Stains-Weathered Wood, Old Paper
Distress Oxide Spray Stains- Crushed Olive, Frayed Burlap
Distress Paint- Picket Fence, Candied Apple
Distress Crayon- Picket Fence
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium
Other- Needle and Red Thread, Jute