I love elegant parties and showers!! And what could spell elegance better than handmade paper. I made the paper following these basic papermaking instructions. This treat bag and place card are from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. I used this pattern for the treat bag, and a 5″ x 3.5″ piece of the handmade paper, folded in half for a finished size of 2.5″ x 3.5″.
I printed the place card text on vellum. The finished size of the vellum is 2.75″ x 1.5″. I glued it to the folded paper with a couple tiny dots of liquid adhesive. After stuffing the treat bag, I tied the top closed with a length of tulle. Now I’m all ready for a party!!
I can think of several ways to use these darling bags at parties and receptions. They could hold mints at every place setting. They could hold grains and bird seed to shower a new bride and groom. What about a take-home gift for shower guests? Maybe a small bundle of empty bags tied with a ribbon for a stocking stuffer? How do you plan to use this sweet treat bag?