1. Select the patterns of paper to be used. This project used dotted paper however the Tim Coffey Papers (for K&Company) works wonderful too.
2. Punch out maple leaves using the maple leaf punch. To get the maximum amount of leaves from one 12” X 12” piece of paper methodically punch in rows cutting off excess paper before starting the next row. Each bag will require 12 leaves. 10 glued around the bag and two on the handle
3. Using a coordinating marker draw in three simple leave vein marks.
4. Tip the edges by rubbing a coordinating colored ink pad along the edges of the leaf edges.
5. To give a 3-D look to the leaves fold inward on the vein lines. Always add a bit of pressure when creating the crease folds. Glue 3 on each side and two leaves on both ends.
6. Select the order in which the leaves will be placed onto the bag.
Begin hot gluing leaves to the bag opening edge. Do not glue flat
rather glue around the folds to enhance the 3-D effect.
7. Remove acorn and squirrel stickers from the release paper. Alternate the acorn and squirrels stickers in-between the leaves.
8. Fill bags with treats and tissue paper
9. Tie the handles together with ribbon about 6”. Hot glue two leaves over the ribbon. Finish with a squirrel or acorn sticker on top of the two leaves
Partner these gift bags with our Pumpkin Place Cards to complete your party decor.