Valentine goody bags for school.

Posted by Michelle on January 30th, 2012 . Filed under: Design Team Work, Gift Packaging, It's in the Bag!, May Arts, Valentine's Day .

Happy Monday!  Monday, really?  And happy? *pfft*  We’ll just pretend 😉
Starting off this week where we left off last week with some Valentine goodness.  This weekend I finished up the goody bags that’ll be for the kids’ school Valentine parties.  Mass-producing gets really old after a while, so this time I took full advantage of child labor – heh.

I started with some little brown paper sacks from my shoppe.

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And then I had the littles punch out hearts from all my old 6×6 paper pads – anything red, pink, mauve or even remotely Valentiney they were to punch a heart out of.  And when they were done, we had a beautiful little pile.

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Which I then took and stitched across the bottom of my little bags.  I could have organized them in like order or colors or patterns, but meh, that would take too much time and I ended up loving the randomness of them all.

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And then it was time to fill them up with sweets and treats.  If you have ever been to my blog on a Sunday, you know that I’m a couponer.  Scoring a deal and being frugal is my thing.  On a recent trip to Cost Plus World Market I saw that they had their Christmas treats 90% off.

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They had little red and white mint candy balls, and little red and white peppermint twists.
Hello Valentine theme at 90% off!

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I also bought some Christmas Snickers on the super cheap too – sent the green ones with my husband to work, and kept the red and silver ones for Valentines.  That’s a thinker right there 😉

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The littles had the bestest time helping me stuff the bags…..

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….and tying our bows.

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Because my colors were so varied from different shades of red and pink and even some lavender, I chose to go with a soft pink that was still Valentiney, but soft enough to complement any of those colors.  This pretty satin ribbon from May Arts looked lovely on the kraft, and brought all my colors together.

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7 Responses to Valentine goody bags for school.

  1. Dawn Easton

    Those turned out awesome! Love the row of stitched hearts along the bottom!!! Fabulous idea! I need to borrow that for a card idea!!! TFS!

  2. carol aka krillsister

    Love the bags. So creative to stitch those hearts together. I do the same thing and buy discounted Christmas candy/wrapping paper that has red to use for Valentine’s Day.

  3. Marybeth

    Love the sweet bags,I think the sewing would mess me up and take forever even though i know how to sew. I love the random hearts . These turned out fabulous,and great treats to boot!

  4. Marybeth

    Ps loved all your cards in CARDS Mag. You seem to have the most cards always, wtg .

  5. lisette

    What a cute idea. Love the row of stitched hearts along the bottom

  6. Michele aka Derbylea

    Super cute! And love that you use the Christmas candy! good idea!

  7. Jessie McLaughlin

    Michelle another cool idea! I have yet to sew on any paper! I am just afraid to use my sewing machine for that! I so need to try! Hope the kids enjoy their treat bags!!

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