Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easter blog hop

I love making new blogging friends.  I met Hani (of Haniela's) through Marlyn (of Montreal Confections - she is the talented artist behind my 10th anniversary cake and cookies.)  I love that dessert artists and paper-crafters can inspire each other!  Today, I'm joining Hani's easter-inspired blog hop with a set of stenciled muslin treat bags:

stenciled easter treat bags


The how-to is very simple:

stenciled easter treat bag

1.  Cut a bunny shape out of freezer paper (I used a steel die, by Papertrey Ink, but you could make do with a googled bunny shape and a pair of scissors).

2.  Iron your template, shiny side down, onto your desired fabric.  I stenciling onto muslin bags, but wouldn't this look so sweet on a baby's onesie?  or a little canvas tote?

3.  While you're at it, make a batch of them *grin*

4.  Grab your favorite fabric paint, and a sponge brush (ignore the fact that I'm a little ghetto, using the tupperware lid as my artist palette *grins*)

5.  Paint a few coats with ease - the freezer paper creates a bond so as long as you don't puddle your paint (thin coats are best), you'll get perfect results every time.

You can put Easter treats inside, just as is, or how about turning this into an Easter advent calendar?

stenciled easter treat bags

I strung them up with other fabric scraps in between.... the little pom-pom tails are the sweetest touch, especially when you see them in a row:

stenciled easter treat bags

stenciled easter treat bags

However you choose to do it, it is a sweet little project!

stenciled easter treat bags

Thanks for hopping my way!  Here's a shot of all the Easter inspiration that we have for you today.  Scroll down for the links.  (and ps, is anyone else cracking up over the fact that I'm presenting the only non-edible project? hee.)


Easter Treat Pouches by Elena - Just Me (you are here!)
I, Robot Egg Cookie by Hani - Haniela's


25 comments:

  1. Elena these are adorable! What a fun idea!!

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  2. What a great project for Easter. They would make the perfect little treat bags for an Easter egg hunt.

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  3. I love that your post is not edible we need cute packaging for our goodies, these little pouches are so cute anyone would love to receive these. BTW love your photos.

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    1. I agree! These treat pouches are perfect for packaging up all the yummy Easter treats! Well done. :)

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  4. You amaze me! These are so stinkin' cute, and perfectly done!

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  5. Oh my word. These are too cute! I love the little pom pom bunny tail!!!!

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  6. Lovely idea! I can totally see this as a Christmas Advent Calendar / treat bag too!

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  7. I love the look of these, I haven't stenciled for such a long time I forgot how cute you can dress something up!

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  8. So sweet! I love these! So simple and stylish!

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  9. So cute Elena! Great tutorial and such a fun bag banner!

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  10. So rustic and charming and perfect! And I have a chalkboard wall in my kitchen... Gotta do this.

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  11. Simply darling! I love the fabric!

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  12. Charming! Love the tails and the burlap fabric!

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  13. Elena! These are so adorable. I have some treat pouches, and I had no idea what to do with them,I got them as a gift and I've been neglecting them ever since, well until now. I really love this and your pictures are beautiful.

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  14. This is so cute! LOVe those little bunny tails!

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  15. I love the little pompom tails! So cute! (And my daughter's name is Elena, btw!!)

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  16. Love the little bunnies. A great alternative to the everyday cello bag for cookies!

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  17. Aww, these are so great - I love the vintage look with the little bunny tails :). Adorable.

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  18. soo sweet! love these and all of those cookies!!

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  19. These are absolutely adorable Elena. Love the feel to the bags and then the scrappy way you've hung them. And the pom poms = perfection. Actually came by to praise your PR eyeglasses card - but it's not here yet ;)

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  20. Those are seriously the cutest Easter treat bags I've ever seen! I'd love to have you link up to my Easter edition of Family Fun Friday! http://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2013/03/21/family-fun-easter/

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  21. I love your bunny. I used the idea for some candle holders, you can check them out here: http://angel-of-berlin.blogspot.de/2013/03/bakes-chicklet-cake-pops-for-easter.html. They were great Easter presents

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