Treat Bag Cover

by Beate Johns

Decorate your cello bags with a cardstock cover.


  • One 3 3/8" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock for treat bag cover
  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive (optional)
  • Border Punch (optional)
  • Stamps, Unity's Believe in Fairytales used here
  • Ink
  • Ribbon
  • Crop-a-dile™, or other hole punch
  • 3" x 5" Cello Bag
  • Candy to fill your cello bag


  1. Step 1

    Score the cardstock at 4", 4 1/2", 5" and 9".

  2. Step 2

    Fold cardstock in half at the 4 1/2" score line.

  3. Now fold the 4" and 5" score line in the opposite direction to create the bottom of the treat bag cover.

  4. Step 3

    Fold the top flap down.

  5. Step 4 (Optional)

    Decorate the edge of the flap with a border punch.

  6. Step 5

    Stamp the cardstock.

  7. Step 6

    Decorate the front of your treat bag cover.

  8. Step 7

    Add a strip of Scor-Tape™ on the score line under the flap.

  9. Place the candy filled cello bag on the cardstock.

    Line the bottom of the cello bag up with the edge of the first score line, centering over the cardstock.

  10. Step 8

    Fold the part of the cello bag that extends over the score line of the flap down.

    Now fold up the cover front.

  11. Step 9

    Fold your flap down and punch a hole close to the center of the flap.

  12. Punch a second hole close to the first one.

  13. Step 19

    Thread a piece of ribbon through the holes.

  14. Tie a bow in the front. Your treat bag is done.



  1. No stamping
    Use patterned paper instead of stamping your cardstock.

    Add a window to the panel furthest away from the front flap.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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

Thanks for another great tutorial grin
FYI -- I think there's a typo in Step 19
Debby  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 5:26 AM
Fabulous! Thanks heaps.
Sandra K  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 5:48 AM
I just love this! Can't wait for my daughter, Hunter, to make these for her Valentine's party at school! Thanks so much!
Jennifer and Hunter  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 6:09 AM
It's a wonderfull bag, thank you very much for the tutorial !
Mirevan from Chambéry (france)
Mirevan  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 6:12 AM
where do you find the 3x5 cellophane bags? thanks for a great idea.
Barb  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 6:32 AM
What a wonderful bag. I will be using this often. Thanks for sharing with me. What good directions
Beverly Bayley  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 6:57 AM
What a simple, gorgeous idea! Thanks so much for sharing Beate, you always come up with the most wonderful projects. I look forward to trying this one out on my test subjects - oops, I mean family..wink
Lisa  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 7:41 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I have to do this - NOW... thanks so much.
Michelle H  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
This is so cute!! I would love to make these for Valentine's day!! Could you please tell me where I can purchase the cello bags?
Thank you once again for another great how to video!!!
Geri  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 8:19 AM
Find the cello bags, or similar at Michael's, JoAnn's, or Hobby Lobby, in the cake/candy making area of the store.
Shawn  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM
Where do you find the Dietress Ink Pad.
Cindy Starns  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM
What a precious idea! I love it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!
audrey  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM
I knew it was from Beate before I even looked at it! You always do a perfect job on every thing you make and every tutorial you create! Thank you so much for inspiring us all!
dawnsview  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 1:40 PM
A wonderful treat bag...gonna do it today! Thanks for sharing. A special thanks for the tutorial...great as always! I really look forward to the newsletter. Always something pretty and fun!
Bonnie Bancroft  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Beatie , you are awesome Thank you .
Cecile  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 5:47 PM
Just love this, looking forward to easter so I can make them for my friends at craft group.
I really look forward to the newsletter.Thanks so much.
Judy Everett  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 11:09 PM
i love this & can't wait to make some! thanks for another fantastic tutorial! i'm so thankful for the step by step walk-throughs & videos!l just the BEST!!
gabbe  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM
This was a great tutorial! so simple, easy and absolutely adorable! thanks for the great idea! its a perfect treat bag all year long for every occasion.
Karen  |  Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 6:32 AM
My daughter loved this idea, she will be making it for her classmates!!!
Melisa Sanchez  |  Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 8:25 AM
These are so cute, and perfect for so many occasions! Thanks for the great tutorial, Beate!!
Rose Ann  |  Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM

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