Yesterday I shared with you this Easter Cookie Gift Bag that I made as part of the CRE8TIME Creativity Movement. We are encouraged to be creative for an hour a day for 8 days in a row. If you missed that you can read more about that in yesterday’s post: CRE8TIME Easter Gift Idea. Today I sharing how I made it and offering you some free Easter printables.
Today I am sharing with you how to make some of these for yourself so that you can use them to be creative and to share your creativity with others. They are really simple to make. I love to give gifts that come in pretty packages.
Sometimes the easiest way to get exactly what you want is to make it. I found all the supplies I needed to make this project at Michael’s, who I partnered with in this project.
I took a photo of the paper I used just in case some of you are interested in the names and Brands. I also purchased some Vellum so that you could see the cookie inside of the cookie envelope. I came up with a pattern for the cookie bag and then cut out the paper using two different coordinating patterns for the front and back of the envelope.
I glued the cookie envelope together with a glue stick and put the flaps on the inside of the envelope. And I glued the square of Vellum on the inside of the front of the envelope.
I have provided the pattern for your use if you would like. Simply click on the image of the pattern and you will be taken to the free pdf download to print. It also comes with the pattern for you to make this Easter Bunny head that I attached to the top of the bag with a mini clothes pin. The bunny nose is a black brad that you can find in the scrapbook supply aisle.
Then I cut out a simple banner and added some black letter stickers to spell out the words Hoppy (or Happy) Easter. I attached them to a string and then attached that to the insides of the envelope through a tiny hole.
For the “hoppy” I simply cut out a 1.5 inch circle and then a 2 inch scalloped circle with some paper punches, which I then attached to the envelope.
You can fold the top of the envelope over the top or tuck it in like I did.
Then simply slip in your favorite cookie. I made my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and added in some crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs…I know!
My family raved about how great the cookies were. And I would have to say that I am sure they were amazing…but unfortunately I am unable to eat them any more due to my food allergies (womp womp).
Click here for the envelope patterns: Easter Cookie Envelope Patterns