Sunday, January 19, 2014

Valentine's Day Treat Bag Tutorial

Painted vinyl stencil
Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
By: Tanya Alley
I painted up these adorable treat bags for Valentine’s Day. As promised I wrote up a quick tutorial to show you how I did it.
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Supplies:Sweet Cheeks Elements
Linked Shaped Mats v.o1
Round Countdown Numbers
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine
Transfer Paper
Muslin Treat Bags
Weeding Tool
Scrapper tool (or old credit card)
Acrylic Paint
Sponge Brush
Here’s how I did it:
Step 1: Select your pattern, I used the digital elements from the digitial kits listed above to make my bags, But you can also create a design in Photoshop or other designing software and cut it out with your cutting machine . Weed the vinyl with your weed tool.
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Step 2: Apply the transfer tape and use your scrapper tool to make sure that the transfer tape is down really good.
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If you don’t have a scrapper tool, an old credit card will do the trick.
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Step 3: Apply to your bag and carefully remove the transfer tape.
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Step 4: Now dab your paint brush into the paint and apply to the bag.  Be careful not to put too much paint on at one time.
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Step 5: Let it dry completely and then remove the vinyl.
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There you have it!  Fill your bags with some small treats of your choice and dress it up with a little matching ribbon. Great for class treats or for a dinner party!
Give it a try –
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Your bags are adorable! I'll have to try this, I've only used heat transfer on bags like these.

    1. Thanks Glenna. I'm the opposite. I really need to try HTV. I'll have to get some pointers from you!

  2. Great project! I always forget about using vinyl as a stencil for fabric paint! Now I have another project on my to-do list LOL! Thanks!

    1. I know! Every time I see another project, my little notebook of ideas gets bigger and bigger! LOL

  3. LOVE this idea Tanya! I will have to get brave and try my hand at using some vinyl and try this technique. Thank you for the great tutorial!

  4. Thanks Sheila! If I can do it, you can too. I have to admit, the more intercut designs take a little more patience for sure!

  5. Tanya, thank you for showing me the simplest tutorial ever of weeding and transferring ever! And it was in pictures no less. I use Square1 instead of vinyl but none the less you just took the fear right out of me!!! Thanks a new friend.

    1. Oh my, your making me blush.....THANKS so much for the kind words. I'm soooo glad that my tutorial helped you! Have a BLESSED day my friend!


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