A couple weeks back I had the pleasure of sharing these easy Patriotic treat bags on the Pebbles blog and today I thought I would share them with all of you! :) I made them when I was requested to come up with some Memorial Day gift ideas, but in the back of my mind I was thinking I would love to make something that would also work to hand out to my friends and family over the 4th of July. The Fourth is a special holiday in our home so I was excited to use one of my favorite Pebbles collections from the past year: Americana!
To dress up my bags I cut out a fun handled topper from patterned paper using a cutting file designed by Lori Whitlock (available for purchase in the Silhouette store HERE or as an SVG file HERE) and embellished with some fun pinwheels, ribbon and sentiment stickers from the collection.
I also created a clear window in my bag to show off some patriotic cookies. In hindsight I may or may not have been regretting that decision. LOL! I was really trying to make THESE beautiful cookies I found on Pinterest to show through my little window, but I should have remembered how little talent I actually have in the kitchen. Somehow my white dough got lost in the middle and I ended up settling for more of a marbled look.
To create the window in my glassine bags I centered a scalloped circle die from the Homemade collection approximately one inch from the bottom edge and secured it with washi tape to keep it from shifting while running it through my die-cutting machine.
I then slid a slightly smaller clear plastic party bag down the center to hold my cookie. It was super easy and yet I think the window adds a special detail to the project (particularly if you are a better baker than me). ;)
Here's one last look at the completed treat bags. I tried to keep them simple to make them easy to mass produce for my party. I think these would also make great take home treats for a child's birthday!
Before I go I wanted to tell you about a sweet sale that is going on over at Scrapbook.com today through June 14th at midnight PST. If you use the code EXTRA793 you can get an extra 10% your entire order! I think I just might need to place another order for a few more items on my wish list. ;)
Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com):