A Sweet Treat: Cute Spring Carrot Bags

These cute carrot treat bags would be an easy project to mass produce for Easter gifts, teacher gifts and more. They came together really quickly-once I gathered all of the supplies! Surprisingly, the hardest part for me was finding orange colored candies in bulk. I used Reese’s Pieces. I had to pick out all of the orange ones, and then my family helped me eat up the other colors. They are helpful like that!

Cute Carrot Treat Bags in a Decorated Easter Basket

Here are the supplies you will need:

Let’s get started!

Take a 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Vintage cardstock in green. Cut two 3″x12″ strips. Cut one of the strips down into 4″x3″ sections. (This will be enough cardstock to complete three carrot treat bags and also the basket, as shown in the above photo.)

Carrot Treat Bags - Cardstock Cuts

This is the first time I have used the Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors. Let me tell you…they are awesome! I often make my own paper shred for small gifts, and these scissors are going to save me tons of time! They cut through heavy cardstock like butter, and they are fabulous on tissue paper as well.

Using the fringe scissors, cut the paper strips, leaving about 1/2″ uncut at the bottom.

Carrot Treat Bags - Using Fringe Scissors

At this point, you can run the cut strips through a paper crimper.

Carrot Treat Bags - Crimping Paper

Open your treat bags. These treat bags were larger than I had anticipated. They could easily be used as disposable frosting piping bags! I was pretty excited about that. They would also be cute to wrap cotton candy (in cones), or ice cream cones filled with candy. Lots of ideas brewing in my head…

Carrot Treat Bags - Unembellished Bags

Fill the plastic bags with candy.

Carrot Treat Bags - Filling with Candy

When the bags are filled as full as you would like, tie them off with a small section of string. Cut the string short, so it will not show later.

Carrot Treat Bags - Tying with String

Apply adhesive to the inside, bottom, of one of the three shorter sections of green cardstock.

Carrot Treat Bags - Gluing the Carrot Tops

Wrap one of the cardstock strips around the top of each treat bag, overlapping the strip until it is completely adhered.

Carrot Treat Bags - Attaching Carrot Tops

Trim excess plastic bag from the top.

Carrot Treat Bags - Trimming Carrot Tops

Tie with green ribbon! Repeat with each treat bag.

Carrot Treat Bags - Tying the Bow

Next, take the larger strip of cardstock, liberally apply adhesive to the outside bottom strip, and adhere the strip to the inside rim of the basket.

Carrot Treat Bags - Adding Paper Grass Basket Liner

I could not be happier about this basket fringe idea! One of the things I can’t stand about Easter is the plastic basket grass! It seems like I am vacuuming up that grass for an entire month.  Not this year!

After you get the grass glued in well, go ahead a crumple or curl the “grass” as desired.

Carrot Treat Bags - Curling Liner Paper Grass

I am going to quickly show you how I created the tag for the basket.

You will need a bright yellow Core’dinations tag, and punches of the following shapes:

Oh, and google eyes. I love google eyes!

Carrot Treat Bags - Basket Tag Pieces

The retro flower punch is going to be the bunny ears. Cut it down as shown:

Carrot Treat Bags - Bunny Ears for Tag

Using pink ink, or chalk, edge the all of the punched pieces and also the inside of the bunny ears.

Carrot Treat Bags - Making Bunny Face for Tag

Assemble the bunny as shown. I used pop-dots to raise the cheeks a little.

Add the google eyes, and attach it to your yellow tag.

Computer generate your sentiment tag.

Trim it down to a “tag” size. Leave extra room on the front and back of your tag.

Carrot Treat Bags - Tag for Basket

I wanted to share with you a technique that I often use to “fancy up” my tags.

Take your cut tag, and line it up inside a border edge punch. Make sure it will punch evenly on both sides of  the tag.

Carrot Treat Bags - Adding a Decorative Tag Punch

Look at your fancy custom tag! You can add an eyelet, or punch the backside, and make a fancy label!

Carrot Treat Bags - Finished Decorative Tag Punch

Here is a close-up of the finished basket tag:

Carrot Treat Bags - Finished Basket Tag

Now all you need to do is choose a lucky person to give your treats to!

 

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).

Comments

  1. Love the idea but you didn’t say how to make the bags.

    • I did not MAKE the bags. I purchased them in the shape that they are. There is a supply list at the top of the tutorial that will link you to a source for purchase. HTH! :)

  2. I looked at this last year and ‘saved’ the link….just sooooo cute!!! I’m thinking orange jelly beans could work as long as you don’t mind not having ‘chocolate’!!! :-)

  3. This is cute, cute, cute!

  4. Shaunte, this whole project is cool, but I LOVE the idea of using the fringe scissors and green Core’dinations paper to make Easter basket grass! So cute, and so much neater than the regular stuff. I’m definitely using that idea at home!

  5. Kathy, the basket is a paper mache basket from ConsumerCrafts: http://www.consumercrafts.com/store/details/catalog/basics-paper-mache-specialty/2872-80

  6. Marie Sellers says:

    These are the cutest thing for Easter treats. I plan to make some as soon as I get the supplies together.

  7. kathy popke says:

    I just love it! Where did you get the basket at?

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