Topped Treat Bag

by Becky Roberts

Convert a flat paper sack into a treat bag with a cute handled topper.


  • Flat treat sacks (Fun Stampers Journey® Romance Striped Treat Bags used here)
  • Cardstock (FSJ Black Licorice, Candy Apple, Whip Cream used here)
  • Punch or die for handle (Journey Rectangles Dies used here)
  • Stapler
  • Scoring tool or bone folder
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (FSJ products used here: Black Licorice and Candy Apple Red inks, Bug Love stamp set, Heart-Felt and Bug Love dies, Yummy Dots Embossing Folder, 1” Circle Punch, Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon, Wiggle Eyes, Journey Glaze, Bloom Tool, Foam Mat, Craft Glue, Journey Glue Dots, Journey Foam Squares, Journey Blooms, trimmer, scissors)


  1. Step 1

    Cut cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 3/4” (width may be adjusted to accommodate your paper sack). Score and fold in half at 2 3/4”.

  2. Step 2

    To create a handle, position a small rectangle die at the center near the fold.

    Die cut.

  3. Step 3 (Optional)

    Put each end of the topper in an embossing folder and run through the machine separately.

  4. Step 4 (Optional)

    Fold the topper in half. Insert the top corners into a 1” circle punch to round them.

  5. Step 5

    Fold the paper sack up about 1” from the bottom. Fold forwards and backwards.

  6. Open the bag and slide your hand to the bottom. Square out the bottom so the bag can sit flat.

  7. Step 6

    Fill the sack with candy. Fold the top over about 1 1/2” and staple the sack closed. Center the baggie topper over the bag and staple in a spot that will be covered up by an embellishment.


    Position your stapler so the flat side of the staple is to the back side of the topper.

  8. Step 7

    Tie ribbon or twine around the baggie topper about 3-4 times and tie into a bow. Trim the ends and slide the twine/bow to the right hand side of the topper.

  9. Step 8

    Embellish as desired.

  10. Step 9

    Complete the project.


NOTE: Skip ahead to 3:15 for instructions on assembling the treat bag.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Topped Treat Bag. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

***Please note - Internet Explorer/Edge is not a supported browser, and will not allow you to see the videos. Please use Chrome, Firefox or Safari to view our tutorial videos.

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Hello...I love these Treat Bags..they are very cute and I would like to make some for my Bible Study Ladies for next week. I enjoy watching the Tutorial Videos, however, am unable to open the above link...Help! :o)
Cindy Lou
Cindy Lou  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 8:58 AM
I think this is adorable. I had to make my own treat bag too because I didn't have any.

If you can't watch the video here, try going t YouTube and type in splitcoaststampers and you should be able to open it there.
muscrat  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 9:54 AM
Cindy Lou, what browser are you using?
dina  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 12:02 PM
I have the same problem, I can't view the videos. I am using Microsoft Explore.
Betty Ann Murphy  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 5:34 PM
Sorry, I forgot to say - I LOVE THIS Treat Bag!
Betty Ann Murphy  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 5:34 PM
I can usually just click on the video link and it opens so I do not know what is used. I have both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome on my Desktop.
Cindy Lou  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 5:54 PM
Did you try it in Chrome? Explorer is not supported.
dina  |  Wed Feb 7, 2018 at 6:13 PM
What a great video, Becky, and I love the sweet little bags! The ladybugs are adorable, and I loved seeing the FSJ products! Hugs!
Cheryl Scrivens  |  Sat Feb 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM
Like this topper.
Suggar  |  Sun Feb 11, 2018 at 5:26 PM

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