Thursday, November 4, 2010

DIY: Treat bag toppers

My son's baptism is this weekend and we are giving out Jacob's ladders as favors. His name is Jacob and the toy has a Biblical reference so we thought it was a perfect fit.
I bought the ladders from Rhode Island Novelty and they came individually wrapped in tissue paper. I wanted to package them in bags and attach a tag explaining the toy's history and also thank our guests for joining in the celebration.
Recently, I've seen a trend in favor packaging- bag toppers. After this project, I've realized it really is easier than cutting out a tag and attaching it to a bag with ribbon. I may just convert to using these all together. I also like them because it gives a more professional, pulled together look to the treat bag. For this project I used cello bags but I heard they also work with plastic sandwich bags.
This is a great way to repackage and seal bulk candy and small toys. There are several sites that offer downloadable templates for bag toppers but I decided to make my own. If you don't want to design your own label, cutting out pretty scrapbook paper that coordinates with your theme would also work nicely.

The back of the label

The front of the label

Here are some cute bag topper ideas I've found on other sites

Christmas candy bags from Stitchin' N Stampin' on Paper

Just in time for Thanksgiving from Yapha Stamping

I love these from the Celebration Shoppe

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on his baptism! The favors look great.