While at the craft store a few weeks back I saw these long, slim clear bags. I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate them into a classroom treat for Valentine's Day.
These are pretty thin, so you'll need small candies to fit in them.
I used M & M's and Sweetheart's candy. If you can find wider bags, candy such as Laffy Taffy would work great!
I also found adorable Valentine stickers like the cute animal ones above and the flaming heart ones below. I attached the flaming heart stickers to some black card stock and cut them out leaving a border, since the entire baking of the sticker was sticky. I then attached a pop dot to the back to mount it onto the white tag. The animal stickers had a pop dot attached to them, so I just stuck them right on the white tag.
It did take a little time to fill them with candy, since the clear bags were so narrow, but I love how they turned out! A great thing about these treat bags... they seal shut! Love that!
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make these super cute goodies...
- 1" x 8" Clear Bags
- 1-5/8 x 3-1/4 White Craft Tags
- Various Valentine Stickers (Your Main Sticker), 1 Per Tag
- Coordinating Ribbon
- Small Valentine Heart Stickers, 2 Per Tag
- Card Stock, Optional
- Pop Dots, Optional
- Double Sided Tape
- Various Valentine Candies, Small Enough To Fit In The Clear Bags
Begin by folding all the white tags in half. Cut your ribbon 3 inches long. String the ribbon through the punched hole in the tag. Using 2 of your small Valentine stickers, seal the ribbon toward the ends, attaching them back to back so they stick together. Place your 1 main Valentine sticker on the tag, just above the punched hole.
Fill and seal the bags, leaving some space between the candy and the top of the bag. Attach the decorated tags with double sided tape by sandwiching the bag in between the tag.
You can use the back of the tag to write who the treat is for.
* You will only need card stock and pop dots if the backing of your stickers are completely sticky. If so, mount them onto the card stock and cut them out, leaving a border. Place the pop dot on the back and mount on the tag, just above the punched hole.
A perfect Valentine treat for the classroom or as a party favor!
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