Easy valentine treat bags

easy valentine treat bags

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but you know that already.  You’re probably neck deep in chewy red candies at this point and I can’t say I blame you, we get as much Valentine’s candy as we do trick or treating loot around my house.  The kids already have it pouring out of their pockets and we’re still a week out.

There’s only so much a mother can do, you feel me?  And that is to say, not much.

I’m pulling it out of the wash by the handful.

DIY favor bags


Abolishing vast amounts of candy from your life isn’t what I’m preaching today.  Today I’m here to share a quick way to make some easy valentine treat bags.  And by easy I mean you can practically make these bags in your sleep.  Make them for your significant other, your partner, your mother, your sister, your boyfriend, your kids’ class at school.

Make one for your nasty coworker, and one for each of your frenemies, it’s better to keep the sketchy ones close.

valentine's treat bagsSupply list for easy valentine treat bags:

  • heart doilies {you could use plain circle doilies but it’s for VALENTINE’S DAY}
  • plain brown lunch sacks
  • scissors
  • Elmer’s glue
  • hole punch
  • decorative scissors
  • 1/2″ ribbon

Let’s break it down {insert 80’s rap here}.

easy valentine treat bags

Step 1:

Cut heart doilies in half.

Step 2:

Use tiny dots of glue around the edges of the doily and glue it to the bottom 2/3 of the paper bag.

Step 3:

Use decorative scissors to cut off the top of the paper bag.

Step 4:

Now fill the bag to the brim {not really, fill it about 1/4 of the way full} with mouth watering Valentine’s candy.  I added a mascara and an eyelash curler to each of my bags for my friends because everyone should look hot on Valentine’s Day.

valentine's candy

Step 5:

Fold the top of the paper bag over and punch two holes 2-3″ apart.

easy valentine treat bagsStep 6:

Thread a 6-8″ ribbon from front to back through the holes you just punched, like so.

how to easy valentine favor bagsStep 7:

Get tricky for a minute and thread the ribbon across the back and through the two opposite holes.  Pull it through the front and you have some fancy business.

favor bags

Whaaaak!  How clever are you?

Bonus points if you get the Tina Fey reference.

easy valentine treat bags

You guys!  You just made the easiest Valentine treat bags in the history of ever.  Now go turn on some Randy Travis love songs and get your Valentine on.

Just kidding, unless you really love Randy Travis {I kind of love his old stuff, I’ll be honest} but this is your day of love, not mine.



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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Marie :

    These are too cute. Love the half heart, and doilies are the best!!

    • Allison :

      I don’t know how I’ve lived without them my whole life!

  2. Kami :

    What is it about heart shaped doilies?! I just love them!

    • Allison :

      Seriously Kami, I channeled you when I bought them. I think it worked, almost!

  3. Christie :

    Thank goodness for this post. Now I know what Eden and I will be putting her friends’ candies in! :)

    • Allison :

      Oh good, I’m glad you like it! Easy peasy.

  4. Carol :

    This looks like a fun project! It could be filled with little toys for my 2 Grands I take care of 3 days a week! Fun!!!
    Thanks Allison!

    • Allison :

      Carol, no problem! It’s super fun to make and I can almost guarantee your grandkids will love the little sacks. Have fun.