Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Treat Bags

Hi Everyone! It's hard to believe that Christmas is less than a month away now! I look forward to this time all year long, and I have some fun Christmas projects and recipes to share with you in the next couple of weeks, starting with these little Christmas Treat Bags! Since this month is filled with lots of holiday parties, gift buying, making and packaging, I thought they would be the perfect way to start off the Christmas season here on my blog!

CHRISTMAS TREAT BAGS

YOU WILL NEED:
1 cable knit sweater
Ribbon
Embellishments of your choice
Sewing machine or Hot glue gun


DIRECTIONS:
To make these, start by cutting your sweater pieces. For each bag, cut two pieces (mine were 6x10 inches big each) and hem the top parts that will be the bag opening. Then, place the two sweater pieces together with the outside sides facing each other, and either sew the three sides that you didn't hem together, or glue them together using some hot glue. Then, turn the bags inside out, fill them with candy or whatever else you want to stuff them with, add some ribbon and whatever embellishments you are using (attach them to the ribbon using hot glue) and you are done! For a similar idea, check out my Easy DIY Fall Treat Bags that I made a couple of weeks ago HERE!

Happy Crafting, Everyone!
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21 comments:

  1. Love these treat bags - they're beautiful! Clever idea to use a cable sweater. Thanks for the how-to.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! It was a fun "recycle" project! Hope you have a wonderful start to the Christmas season! :)

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  2. These are so beautiful! I am sharing them on my FB page tomorrow at 1pm CST. Thanks for coming by my blog - do you have a facebook page for your blog?
    http://thefirstyearblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Beth! I don't have a facebook page at the moment, but should have one soon! Hope you have a great week :)

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  3. These are gorgeous!!! I will have to hit up my local thrift stores in search of sweaters :)

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I had a bunch of old sweaters packed up in the closet and was so happy when I found them all... but a thrift store would be the perfect place to find some too! :)

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  4. These are so cute! i can think of a million things to do with them! thanks for sharing :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

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  5. what an amazing gift wrap idea! so adorable

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  6. These are so pretty and such a gorgeous way to give a gift. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  7. Christmas is coming, the latest michael kors bag here, good prices and quality, to introduce to you
    http://www.mirandamichaelkors.com/

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  8. These look great, nice and cozy place for a gift. Sounds pretty easy to make too. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Maria! I LOVE This! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! The party will be live in an hour or two. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. These are so pretty. I love them. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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