St. Patrick’s Day Goodie Bags

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When I was in elementary school, I remember having a blast celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  The teachers would take us on a hunt for the leprechaun throughout the school, and we’d follow his little green footprints until we found his pot of gold.  Then we’d all get to go back to our classrooms and color while eating the delicious chocolate he had left for us.

As I got older I had a lot of fun walking through the halls and watching the younger children go on that hunt.  You’d always hear squeals of delight when they found the goodies and then see them happily chatting as they made their way back to the classroom.  Watching that made me miss Kindergarden, but it also really made me crave chocolate.  Too bad our teachers were a little more strict with the sweets once we got older!

I don’t know what made me think of that story, but remembering it did give me a fun idea for a St. Patrick’s Day craft!  And, I was able to use my brand new silhouette portrait to make it so I was pretty excited to get started.  So, if you have a sweet tooth like I do and love some chocolate I hope you’ll enjoy this easy St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Materials

  • Scrapbook paper (multiple pieces and colors!)
  • Brown paper bag(s)
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Double sided tape

St. Patrick's Day Goodie Bags

I made the tags for the bag in the Silhouette Design Studio, bought the scalloped shape and the large shamrock from the Silhouette store, and cut everything out with my portrait.

Sidenote: that glitter cardstock was a pain in the butt to cut!  My advice is to set your blade to at least 8, click double cut, and if it still doesn’t seem like it’s coming up off the mat after one cut do it a few more times!  I think I had to cut the glitter cardstock three different times to make sure it would come up off the mat!  (note to self, adhesive backed cardstock probably wasn’t the best choice for that…)

To attach everything to the bag I just used double sided tape and a piece of foam mounting tape to make “kiss me” stand out a bit more from the bag.  It was pretty easy to put the entire thing together, and I may have munched on a few of those kisses while I assembled the bag.

St. Patrick's Day Goodie Bags

 

While we don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in my home, I’m more than happy to have a few of these goodie bags around the house so I can casually munch on them throughout the day.  It would also be fun to make these the “pot of gold” at the end of a scavenger hunt if you have children at home!  I mean, I don’t know about you but I love any excuse to have sweets in my home.

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Teresa is a stay-at-home housewife and an amateur photographer. She spends all her free time cooking, crafting, organizing, and studying photography, and loves a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and Disney animation. Her creative side came alive five years ago when her mother-in-law got her interested in designing homemade cards, and it's been a fairytale romance ever since! Besides crafting she loves to travel with her husband Chris, and Disney World has quickly become their favorite vacation spot. They try to go at least five times a year and love sharing their experiences and tips with others. Crafty Wife was started in 2012 as a way to share crafting triumphs and failures, but it has grown into a place where she can share all her hobbies and interests with others (which, are a lot!).

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