With Easter fast approaching (heck, didn’t we just pack away the Christmas tree?!), preparing small treats for your child’s/children’s classmates might be on your agenda. Maybe you have neighbours, friends, or older family members you like to give little gifts to as well. This year, I’ve created a set of six bag toppers for you to fix to the top of little goody bags, as well as six egg-shaped gift tags in your favourite pastel Easter colours: mint, lemon, powder blue, lavender, sherbet orange, and pastel pink.
Easy Easter Gift Bags
These Easter gift bags are super quick and easy to make. Totally kid friendly, with a little help from a grown up of course, they’re a great weekend project.
What you’ll need:
- colour printer (or save the PDF and take it to your local print shop)
- thick paper (I used 200gsm)
- food grade cello bags
- string or twine
- bone folder/something to smooth the fold
- hole punch
- Easter eggs
Download and print your free bag toppers + bonus gift tags!
Cut along the solid lines to make the individual toppers. Cut around the shape of the egg gift tags.
Fill your cello bags with the desired amount of Easter eggs. I used Cadbury mini eggs…just don’t tell Alex that I’d been stashing them and slowly eating them, leaving only enough for this tutorial!
To fold your toppers in half with your ruler and bone folder (or something similar), place the ruler in the centre of the topper – printed side of the topper up, run your folder along the edge of the ruler to create a score line. Fold the topper in half. Place over the open end of the bag, and staple in place. I folded the open end of the bag over to make it a little easier to hold in place. If you manage to get self-sealing food grade cello bags you might find it a little easier to staple the topper.
With a hole punch – a star would look very cute – punch a hole near the top of the egg. If you are writing a name or a message on the back of the tag, write your message after punching the hole. Cut a length of string or twine, thread through the hole of gift tag, then tie around cello bag.
Voila! Your Easter gift bags are complete!
Print and cut as many as you need, share with your family and friends, and enjoy the 2016 Easter season! I‘d love for you to share with me how you use these cute printable bag toppers and tags. Share on Instagram with the hashtag #LGISEaster.
PS: if you enjoy beautiful Easter things, be sure to follow my Pinterest board filled with loads of craft, food, and decorating inspiration.