Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blog-Hop Day Three: Quick Treat Pouches


Welcome to day three of the Back to school blog hop! Feel free to scroll down my page to see day one and day two of the hop, just follow these links:


Day One - Bookmark Reading Logs 

Day Two "Monster Booklets”

 Leave a comment on each and you'll be entered in the contest for blog candy!! I'll draw a name on August 16th, 2010 and notify the winner (so be sure to leave your contact info for me).

Today the project is these super quick and inexpensive treat pouches. I'll tell you right now, aside from punches and stamps, all of my supplies for this craft came from my local Dollar Tree!!

First you need a pack of basket style coffee filters (my pack came with 160 filters for a buck).
Second, pick up some hemp cording, this is Crafters Square brand in white and has 30 yards!!


The next supply is a bag of candy (any kind), yep,
I got that from Dollar Tree too!

Okay, now to the steps:
Step 1: Grab two coffee filters and fill with a small pile of candy (I have four in each).

Step 2: Tie your coffee filter up with the twine (5-6" is usually fine)


Step 3: Punch out some circles for a tag, I used a 2" scallop circle, 1 1/2" circle, and 1" circle.

Step 4: Stamp your image on paper and then punch with your smallest circle. I used and apple stamp in red and then a "A+ Student" stamp in black
(these are KI Memories, "Back to School Icons")


Step 5: Layer up your punches and add a small hole for stringing your tag on to the pouch ( I used my 1/8" punch from my Crop a Dial).


Step 6: Add you tag to the pouch.

Step 7: Fluff up your coffee filter by separating the layers of the paper (see last picture).


And that's it!! You can make a classroom full of these pouches for under five bucks!! I love it!

Check back tomorrow for day Four of the blog hop, I'll have another project for you!

Thanks for hopping along this blog hop. To win some blog candy from CardsbyCG, please become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this posting. I look forward to hearing what you think of this project! The blog candy drawing will be held on Monday, August 16th, 2010.


If you want an additional blog candy entry, go back to my post announcing the blog candy and leave a comment there:
http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-to-school-blog-hop-blog-candy.html











Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.

Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations

Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels

Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)

Jen at Purplescrapbooker

Carri at abusybee

48 comments:

Coachfans said...

You have to love quick, easy and inexpensive. These are awesome! I never would have thought about coffee filters since I do not drink it. I have used the filters for art or science, but now I can expand.

Thanks,
Georgiana

Janice said...

Your idea is so cute and really packs a lot of "punch" for little money. That's something teachers really love.

Yvette said...

Super cute and simple. I love them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kath said...

Thanks! I love cute, easy, inexpensive ideas. The tags could be made to say anything - perfect.
bobkatfree@yahoo.com

JD said...

Coffee filters... I would never have thought! They are so cute! I don't have any kids in school... but oh the endless possibilities... bridal / baby showers, Halloween treats, Christmas goodies for my nieces/nephews. Thanks for sharing!

~ JD ~

Justine said...

I have what seems to be thousands of coffee filters and this is a great use for them for Halloween, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

beejay said...

Crafty & thrifty, way to go! These would be perfect little treats for a child to share at school. (Dont you just love finding different ways to use coffee filters!!)

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

That is really adorable... adni have 2 boxes of coffee filters, since i bought the wrong kind for my machine...adn I now have a use for them! Thank You

Melia
wifey7799@gmail.com

Hope said...

Love this quick and inexpensive treat bags! But your right on so many possibilities with all the upcoming holidays!! THANK YOU!

MeMe said...

Another great use for coffee filters. I LOVE it.
plweir@satx.rr.com

Marionment said...

Inexpensive and cute. What more could a person want. Luv it.

AJoy said...

Can't beat $5...and cute too.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Love it! TFS!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kerri said...

This is the perfect easy, inexpensive treat bags that one can do! I will be scraplifting this for my class!!

Kerri
www.caresofkerri.blogspot.com

Celeste B. said...

I love it!!! It gives me so many ideas for my daughters Kindergarten class. TFS!!!!

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com

~Heidi said...

Cute. Would be a perfect way to send a treat anytime such as Hallowwen, Valentine's, birthdays. tfs

Krissa Brown said...

I am a big fan of quick, easy and inexpensive! These treats definitely fit that. You did a great job! TFS!

scrappinmomma said...

Such a cute idea and seems so simple to make. thanks for the inspiration


http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

4kids4 said...

What a great simple, quick and easy idea for a treat. This is another project I could easily use for my CCD students. TFS!

Belinda said...

These are very cute!

Belinda
http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

These are so nice and so creative, thanks for giving me the opportunity to win!!

VeronicaA said...

What a quick and inexpensive way to make treat containers for an entire class of students. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Got2BCrafting said...

Now I know another use for all my old coffee filters I no longer need!! yeah! You gotta love the fast, easy and inexpensive gifts. TFS.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Cristi said...

What a super cute and great idea!! TFS
Hugs

Jean said...

These are super cute and I love how easy they are to make! Great project!

Court said...

Nice project!

courts crafts blog at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Very cute :)

Brenda said...

oooh, the Dollar Tree, my second favorite store in the world. Great inexpensive treat bags. Wonderful idea. Fabulous work.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

What a great tutorial and project for back to school. My students would love this.

Patti B said...

What a great idea. Can be used for many holiday treats as well thanks again.

*Star said...

I love that these are so super cute, simple, and inexpensive. TSF and have a great day!

star24601 at gmail dot com

cowbelleru said...

What a great idea! You could use this idea for any occasion. Love it.

Theresa99 said...

A completely LOVELY little gift! And, so good for ALL ages of kids...even mine in middle school! And, like you said...nothing cheaper then coffee filters!
Theresa99 :)

Deanna said...

Great for snack day!
msdjmyers AT yahoo DOT com

Connie Gail said...

Oh very clever! One could adapt this to any season/and or celebration! I think I'll use this idea for the ladies in my card class....:O) Thanks for sharing a cute but thrifty craft!

Kerry said...

Another great project. This would be great for Halloween too. TFS
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Such a quick and simple idea. Love those.

Cathy said...

Cute incentive 'treat' bags, could be filled with any number of things. The options for tags are endless. And what coffee drinker doesn't have a bunch of 'wrong sized' filters stashed away. Thanks for the idea.
Cathy S.

Carolyn Ruiz said...

Oh, this is a great craft that is budget friendly! I never used my coffee filters for treat bags before. What a great idea! I will be making this come the next class party! TFS

Scrappin' Sista said...

These would be wonderful and quick for a birthday treat. I especially like it for kids whose parents may not be able to afford to celebrate their birthday. As a teacher, you could make a batch real quick and then they won't be embarrassed because their parents didn't come to school on their birthday.TFS

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

how easy is this to do for a guick to give to anyone... now I just have to get coffee filters...

Thank you so much for sharing...

The Scrapbooking Queen

www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

Carrie said...

Wow - another great idea! Thank you for sharing!

emspel said...

Thanks for sharing! This is a cute, quick and cheap idea for an easy gift!

Liz said...

TFS! You have some awesome ideas on your site!

Shana said...

what great ideas. may have to do this one for halloween, thanks.

shanasewing@yahoo.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable! love using coffee filters in crafts

Ashley A. said...

SUCH a great idea!!! TFS! :)

Ashley

uberartist @ hotmail.com

Nicole said...

These are a wonderful, quick, inexpensive idea! LOVE IT! How cute would these be for a back to school treat. Thanks for the idea!