Friday, 15 January 2016

Valentine Bunting Pillow Box Bags

Continuing on my Valentine candy heart theme - here are easy-make handbag-style pillow box goody bags - great as party favours.

Here are your free print-and-cut files:


To make - cut out digitally (with a Silhouette machine) or by hand. If cutting out by hand, punch holes at the dots. Score the folds with a fine-point embossing tool held against a small metal ruler. Pay particular attention to the curved folds. Pre-crease all the folds. Glue the handle tabs onto the front top- use tacky PVA glue applied with a cocktail stick. Now for the fun part: the bunting. Fold each flag in half. Put a piece of d/s tape right below the opening on the inside back. Cut a 30cm (12in) piece of craft thread. Stick three flags of your choice, catching in the thread. Thread the string through the holes and knot the ends. Fold in the side flaps, applying d/s tape. Stick in place. The top closure pops into place. You may wish to use sticky pads or glue dots to secure the seal.

Make up a batch of these as party favours. Sweet treats to all!