I've entered this is the Most Wanted Christmas DIY Challenge http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/
This is another idea I used last year and thought I would post again, but this time offering a A4 pdf file of the humbug striped paper (below) that I have designed for it this year. If you would like the file please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it to you as soon as I can. It looks really good when printed on a light brown/beige paper.
I have put some instructions together and just hope that I have got them in the right order. It's quite fiddly making something and photographing it at the same time.
Turn the card/paper over and put a line of double sided tape (or glue) along one long and one short edge.
With striped side facing up roll the paper/card to make a cylinder.
And then flatten the bottom end.(see below)
To complete the carton/bag squeeze it together in the opposite direction to the bottom of the bag (I hope that makes sense) to form a triangular shape.
Now, is the time to fill your bag with humbugs.
When bag is filled, glue the two sides together and hold in place with a few clips until well stuck.
All that’s left to do now is decorate it with a tag or label. I’ve just done a bit of mat and layering, with my own handwriting and sprig of holly.
I am really pleased with how it’s turned out.
You could put sweets, toys and a motto/joke and make these in Christmassy colours as an alternative to crackers or as a different sort of goodie bag for children’s parties.