Upcycled Dollar Tree Party Gift & Treat Bags

March 30, 2021


Photo of two plain brown paper gift bags
These plain brown paper gift bags were purchased at Dollar Tree at two for $1.

I upcycled them, along with a couple of children's treat bags with Dollar Tree supplies.

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Photo of a Dollar Tree stencil & Happy Birthday rub on transfer
The birthday stencil and birthday rub on transfer were both purchased at Dollar Tree for $1 each.

Photo of Happy Birthday rub on transfer on a gift bag
The rub on transfer fits these bags really well.  Here I have removed the paper backing and stuck the transfer on the bag.

I used my flat stick to rub on the transfer.  I always start rubbing in one corner and slowly raise the clear plastic layer, just in case I need to put it back down and rub some more.  A more detailed rub on transfer project can be found HERE.

Photo of plain gift bags with a rub on transfer & a stencil
I pounced the stencil on using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Barn Red.

Photo of a roll of polka dot ribbon
I also found this burlap/red dot, wire side, ribbon at Dollar Tree.  It has 9ft of ribbon on it.

I liked it with the brown paper gift bags.

Photo of making a ribbon bow
If you don't know how to make a bow, there is a great tutorial HERE.

I used this method to make my double bows, but I used fine jute twine instead of  tinsel cord.

Photo of a finished ribbon bow
Here's one of my finished bows with jute string ends to tie onto my bags.

Photo of decorated gift bag with bow
This is rub on transfer gift bag number one.

Photo of decorated gift bag with bow
Nothing fancy, but fun!

Photo of decorated gift bag with bow
The bow's dots match this paint really well.

Photo of decorated gift bag with bow

Photo of craft tote bag from Dollar Tree
I also stenciled a couple of Dollar Tree craft bags as treat bags. These bags are also two for $1.

Photo of a heart stencil from Dollar Tree
I chose this heart stencil for a girl's treat bag.

Photo of stenciling a Dollar Tree craft tote
I pounced on the stencils with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.
Photo of a stenciled Dollar Tree child's party treat bag
Of course you can fill the bag with candy and toys from the Dollar Tree too.

Photo of a stenciled child's party treat bag
The Happy Birthday stencil would work on treat bags for a child's birthday party!  Easy and inexpensive party ideas.

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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