Friday, 29 December 2017

Blast From The Past - New Years Smiley Face Favour Bags

I like to make something to “bring the New Year in” on the first day back at work after the Christmas break  …….
….. and as soon as I saw these Thorntons Smiles on a 3 for 2 offer I knew they would be perfect.
So I bagged up nine to a pretzel bag, three of each flavour, I wasn’t being mean, I just didn’t want to be overly generous, as, no doubt, everyone will be on a diet!!!!
I made the tags using punching a large scalloped circle in gold mirror card, and putting a printed calendar tags that I have had for years and really need using up, on one one side and a handwritten New Years message on the other.
Finally, I attached the tag, and a matching ribbon to the bags and trimmed off the excess on the bag. with pinking shears.
The calendar tags are brilliant as you can highlight the date on them.
I tried to look for more pretzel bags on e-bay as I only have a few left, in the past I have only been able to find them from one seller and unfortunately on this occasion couldn’t find them, which means that I am going to have to try out some bookmark bags instead, they are a little wider 65mm as opposed to 50mm, but perhaps they might be a little more versatile, we shall see.


Cheryl W said...

I'd be happy to track down some pretzel bags at Michael's, use one of my discount coupons to purchase them and then send them to you, if you like. Just let me know!

SueF said...

What a lovely idea - I've got some of those calendars, must dig them out and use them


tilly said...

a good offer and more stash busting... well done

Susan said...

You must be everyone's favourite colleague! Happy New Year! Confession: I've just chomped my way through an innocent-looking leftover bag of chocolate coins. Oh dear, an extra 2 miles to walk today.

marc said...

fab make hun love the tags

KraftyKaren said...

These are fab - I have had to source different bags now for the Liz Shaw mint sets - I always use to follow the link that you gave in your original post but did manage to find almost the same size on eBay,I bought a load so I don't run out anytime soon!! I am sure your work colleagues appreciate such a thoughtful gift on their return to work x

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. What a kind gift to receive, your work mates are very lucky. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Great happy gift for starting the New Year with ....those smiley faces are the perfect choice! always, lovely presentation ......Dianne

Cheryl W said...

Another "sweet" idea!