Easter Treat Bag DIY

The nights are getting lighter, the shops are full of chocolate eggs, and I’m in definite need of a long weekend; it must be Easter! Although it’s not H’s first Easter, this year she’ll actually be able to have a little bit of chocolate.

I wanted to make something to make her first Easter egg even more special, and this treat bag is the perfect size. The DIY is super simple, and could easily be tweaked for a birthday gift bag too!

You will need:

  • 1 x plain fabric bag (I used a mini fabric shopper bag)
  • Iron-on vinyl in 2-3 different colours
  • Pen (I used a brush pen)
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Optional:

  • Cutting machine
  • Hole punch

Instructions:

  1. Using your pen and paper, write out your text. I wrote mine out 3-4 times to get it looking perfect! If your handwriting isn’t that neat, you can also look for brush lettering fonts online.

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2. If you have a cutting machine, scan in your lettering and cut your iron-on vinyl. If you don’t have a machine, simply cut out the letters and then draw around them on the wrong side of your vinyl. Don’t forget to flip the lettering so that your lettering comes out the right way when you iron-it on.

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3. Press your bag to get rid of any creases and moisture. Line up your letters and press them using an iron (or heat press if you have one!)

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4. Either using scissors or a hole punch, cut out lots of polka dots from your vinyl. This is perfect for using up those scraps from other projects!

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5. Add the spots to your bag and press again.

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6. Remove the plastic covering from your vinyl letters and spots.

7. Stand back, admire your handiwork, and stuff your bag full with Easter treats!

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Top tips:

  • This make is great for using up leftover bits of vinyl, use as many colours as you like! I like to mix textures too; I used a flock for the letters, and glitter for the polka dots.
  • If you’re using a hole punch for the spots, remove the plastic covering on the vinyl first so that it’s easier to cut.

If you do decide to give this a go, please do share your make on Instagram, and don’t forget to tag me so that I can see!

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