Hello there! It’s Mendi here today popping in with some sweet little Valentine’s Treats perfect for your child to exchange with classmates. As soon as I saw the sheet of 12 little Valentines I knew I wanted to find a fun project to use them on! I was looking for a project that would be easy to mass produce for a class of 24 children and could include some candy. What’s Valentine’s day without candy, right?
I decide on these sweet little sleeves filled with Sweethearts candy. Best of all I was able to get a 2 lb. bag making this a really affordable project to hand out. 🙂
Step 1: To create these, start by cutting your 12×12 paper into 4-inch strips. (you can get 3 treat bags from each piece of paper so including the sheets of cutout, I used 10 sheets of paper to make 24 valentines).
Step 2: Score your paper at 5″, 5.5″, 6″ and 11″. This will form the accordion fold at the bottom of your treat bag and the flap at the top. If you have a print that has a definite top and bottom, make sure to have the top of the print face the zero score line so that the patterned paper design will be upright when folded.
Step 3: Fold the treat sleeve along the score lines and add the 3×4 inch valentine to the front.
Step 4: Adhere a line of scor-tape just below the fold line of the top flap. Fill a small 4×6 clear bag with candies and fold over bag and adhere to tape. I calculated the 2 lb. bag gives each kid 25 to 30 candies for a 24-student classroom.
Step 5: Using a ruler, find the center of the bag and punch two holes in the top flap, punching through all the layers.
Step 6: String the holes with twine and tie a bow. A little trick I figured out to make the process quicker was to thread a fat needle with a long piece of twine so that I could easily thread the holes without my twine unraveling. This allowed me to tie 4 or 5 bows quickly before repeating the process.
There you have it! Easy and really fun to make! I decided to finish off mine by adding a little die-cut border to my flap for an extra detail, but they are cute either way.
WE GO TOGETHER WE GO TOGETHER DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER SENDING LOVE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER XOXO DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER U R SWEET DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER ROSES ARE RED DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER BEST FRIENDS DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER SWEETHEART DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK
WE GO TOGETHER BUDDING ROMANCE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK