Monday, March 11, 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow

St. Patrick's Day is this weekend so I came up with this cute yet super simple treat to give to Cam's little playgroup friends.

As with most things in crafting, my idea worked out perfectly in my head but when I put it all together in the treat bag it just didn't have the effect I was looking for.

The marshmallows and Rolo (cloud and pot o'gold) were loose and rolling around/moving out of place in the bag. Disappointed, I put the whole thing aside to mull over different ways of packaging it or even just scraping the idea and doing something different.

It occurred to me that if I could somehow seal the bag in the middle it would create two sides containing the marshmallows on one side and the Rolo on the other. It would also provide a bit of support for the sour rainbow ribbon.

After coming up with a few different ideas I realized that I could use an old vacuum food sealer thingy that we had sitting in our basement. It's pretty old but has never been used.

So I dug this puppy out from the depths of our basement.

It worked perfectly. I just stuck the bottom of the bag part way into the sealer and voila... instant divided treat bag! For the top I changed the color, clip art and text in the Illustrator file I used to create the paper toppers for my sister-in-law's baby shower.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  1. This is so cute, I can't stand it!

  2. OMG! such a great idea with the goodie in the bag too cute and the topper is adorable!!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  3. This is sooooo cute!! What a FABULOUS idea you had to use the food sealer!! (of course, my BIG question is "why have you never used that??? it's my favorite kitchen appliance!! LOL)... These turned out perfectly, and I bet they were a BIG HIT!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog! A new challenge started today -- I hope we'll see another project from ya!! :)

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  4. Wow - such a cute treat bag. So creative to use the food sealer. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.