Monday, December 5, 2011

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Blog Hop!

It is my pleasure to start off the first day of this 12 Day Delight of Christmas Crafts and Projects with a Trio of Treat Totes for you. These handy handbags hold candy kisses, candy bars, and other treats for presentation with a flair.
Let's make these darling bags for giving goodies to all of your family and friends!
I will be giving three sizes here, according to the photo, 
green, burgundy, and red.

Begin with a 9 inch square, 6 x 8 inch paper, or  6 inch square of paper.
Score at 3 and 6 inches, 2 and 6 inches, 2 and 4 inches.  Rotate paper.
Score at 3 and 6 inches, 2 and 4 inches, and 2 and 4 inches.
On the four CORNER SQUARES score diagonally from the corner to the scored intersection, cutting the section into two triangles. On the two SIDE squares (plain ones) score 1/2 inch straight in.  Now score diagonal lines, creating an inverted "V" to the intersections.   Fold on all scored lines.
Cut off one half of each outside corner, from solid line to solid line... (see photo below) this removes extra bulk from the project.

For flaps, cut 4 x 2 1/2, 3 x 4, or  2 x 2 1/2 .
Score at 1/2 and 1 inch, creating a flap to attach to the back, and a flat top.
Punch two 1/8 inch holes in the top, and thread 5 to 6 inches of ribbon through them.
Secure with glue dots or hot glue.
If you wish to decorate your panels, cut them 1/8 of an inch smaller than the panel, and glue in place.
Stamped and matted messages in the bottom of the bags are a special surprise! 
Add a small hook and loop tape set to the inside of the flap, and press closed, transferring the half to the front of the purse.
The 6 inch size is perfect for holding four Hershey Kisses :)
You can also add two ribbons down the back, instead of a handle across the top, to make a backpack (thanks, Tyler, my creative Grandson!).

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Celebrate Woman said...

Looks really simple. I gotta attempt it.

lisa808 said...

Cute treat holders. Thanks for the directions.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

There is a dimension missing from your directions. Could you please let me know what that is. Thanks

Sharon said...

love your purse

BettyBee said...

Sandy, thanks for lettimg me kmow the "6" was gone! It is back now, and you should have no problrm making your purses now :) Happy crafting ~ Betty