Hi there fellow crafters, it’s Terri from Veegstez Creates back on the blog today with a simple Christmas idea for you. Bonus – it’s also very generously a lovely free download!
There are a variety of different printables included in the download (including recipes for Snowman soup) but I decided to use these treat bag toppers for today’s project.
I wanted to use the blank bag toppers with no writing on them, so I was able to be more flexible with what I wanted to put in them and to show you more ideas! It’s so useful to have both options!
- Stocking Fillers Bag Toppers free download
- Cardstock – I used white alcohol friendly marker card, but these would also look fab printed onto Kraft card and coloured with coloured pencils
- Colouring materials of choice
- A paper trimmer / guillotine / scissors
- A stapler
Gather your chosen card stock and colouring materials and print out the desired bag toppers. They are perfectly sized on A4 sheets, so no resizing is required, making this a quite quick and easy make.
Next, trim your bag toppers down to their correct size and score them in half. I used a scoreboard for this, but you don’t need to if you haven’t got one as they are symmetrical.
Now the fun part in my opinion – colour away to your heart’s content! I coloured mine sat on the sofa over a couple of days. I really enjoy colouring as its so relaxing. These images are really easy to colour too. You don’t need to be an excellent colourist. That being said, they are lovely images to be able to practice your colouring skills as they are nice sized images. Not too small and fiddly or large and scary. I used my Copic alcohol markers, which are my favourite and then added in some extra depth and shadow using some coloured pencils.
Now your colouring is complete, you can attach the bag toppers to cello bags or just the bags themselves if the items you want to gift are in a bag already. For example, I put a 2 pack of thermal socks in a cello/card bag and stapled one topper onto that. It is easiest to write your personal message to the recipient on to the bag topper before you attach them to the bags.
Next I though a few nice stocking fillers would be some mixed nuts, so I just stapled the smallest bag topper onto the sealed bag of mixed nuts. As a child I always used to get an orange and some nuts in my Christmas stocking! I then found a small, lightly used plastic bag that clips closed at the top. I filled this with a few sweeties/candy and then stapled the bag topper length ways along what is effectively the side of the bag. That way, the topper fit perfectly and the sweets can be accessed from the side, thus keeping the cute bag topper attached to the packet. This could then be re-used in the future too!
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and will use the free download to make some cute little gift bag toppers. They are totally adorable and are sure to make recipients of any age smile and we want as much of that as possible at Christmas time don’t we!
Happy crafting and see you again soon,
Terri/Veegstez Creates xxx