There are some things that are just easier to buy because time-wise, they just aren’t worth making yourself. I thought these were worth it though, mostly because they took about 15 minutes to make (minus cut out time) and I already had the burlap so they were free! So let’s see how I made these Easy Burlap Treat Bags!
- Stencil or cardstock to make your own
So the first step is to cut the burlap. To make it straight and easier to cut, pull out a strand of the burlap where you want to cut it and then it will be both. Factoring in the seam, I cut these 5″ x 12″. Folding in half I stitched the sides together, making sure that the stitch length is smaller so that it keeps more of the pieces together.
To add the area for the drawstring ribbon, I folded the top over about 1″ and stitched around, leaving a little bit of room to add the ribbon. There are a number of ways I could have done it but this was quick and easy, which is what I was going for.
You can see the small opening on the red heart below. That is where the ribbon will be inserted. For the hearts, I took some chipboard (thicker than yardstick but not quite as thick as cardboard) and cut out the heart as my stencil.
I placed another square piece inside the bag to block the paint from going through to the backside. Taking a round flat foam brush, I dabbed the paint all inside the stencil, making sure to keep it still so it didn’t smear.
What would you use these for?