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Valentine treat bags, inexpensive and fun to make

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Hi everyone! Tammy with you today with a easy way to create these fun Valentine treat bags with the Mini Bowdabra. My daughter and I love to make her Valentine’s Day gifts for her classmates, so we came up with these cute gift Valentine treat  bags made from ordinary brown paper bags, and they turned out so cute! Here is how we made them…

Valentine treat bags


Mini Bowdabra

Bowdabra gold wire

Brown paper bag


Glue Dot Pop Dot

Plastic gem

Scrapbook paper


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Cut the Bowdabra wire about 18 inches long

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Fold in half and wrap edges around the Bowdabra to keep out of your way while you work.

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Stack ribbon in three rows, each a little smaller than the last to create a waterfall effect.

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Place ribbon inside of the Mini Bowdabra

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Wrap wire around the ribbon and tie into a knot

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Fold top of paper bag over and cut a piece of scrapbook paper to cover fold. Punch two holes in the top and thread the Bowdabra wire through the holes and tie in the back. Trim any extra wire.

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Add a Glue Dot Pop Dot to the center of the ribbon

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Add a fun plastic gem in the center, and that’s it! How easy was that!

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How cute are these?  These adorable treat bags are sure to be a hit in any classroom, party or get together. They are great for any age when you fill it with age appropriate trinkets and candy.  You can add any treats inside and trim the paper bag to be any size you like. I hope this has given you some creative ideas on how to use your Mini Bowdabra to make Valentine’s Day treat bags of your own :)

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