holiday crafts with the help of hefty

A big thank you to Hefty for sponsoring today’s post and providing a fun way for my kids and I to create treats for their friends!

treat bag toppers

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, which means the malls are full, the wrapping supplies are out, and the menu planning has begun. Most of the gifts have been bought, and now, you just need a few small treats for your kids’ friends, unexpected company and as a favor for the kids at your Christmas celebrations next week. With the help of Hefty, I created these easy DIY treat bags, and I’m sharing the how-to here today!

Supplies Needed:
Hefty Quart Storage Bags
ribbon or twine
treat topper templates (there are THREE different designs!)

Step 1: Print out your template(s) of choice onto cardstock, and cut out. Fold along middle line labeled “fold here” (I told you this was easy!)

hefty holiday crafts

hefty bags
Step 2: Using a hole punch, punch out the two holes directly over the holes printed on the template. Feed a piece of ribbon or twine through.

hefty bags

treat bag toppers
Step 3: Fill your Hefty Quart Slider Bag with any treats you choose (I chose popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate, but any yummy treat will do)! Glue or staple treat topper over the top of the bag. Tie your ribbon into a bow.

treat toppershefty bags

Easy, right? You can find other Hefty holiday tips and craft ideas on their site, such as this creative way to store ornaments, this tip for freezing cookie dough, Hefty homemade ornaments, and this adorable snowman project!

Happy crafting!

mason jar christmas crafts

christmas crafts
Is there anyone out there NOT in love with mason jar crafts? I didn’t think so. And when your mason jar crafts center around Christmas, well, the possibilities are just endless. Today, I’m sharing 25 of my favorite mason jar (and lid!) craft ideas!

via damask love

via capturing joy

Peppermint_Mocha_Java_Jarvia the gunny sack

car-with-tree-in-mason-jar-christmas-decoration-2-2_thumbvia it all started with paint


via classy clutter


via yesterday on tuesday


via sugar bee crafts

shake-and-pour-pancakes-jar-mix-skiptomylou.org_via skip to my lou

Christmas+potpouriir-stonegableblogcomvia stone gable blog

snow globevia the creative mama

HomemadeSaltScrubGift_thumbvia mad in crafts

Glitter-Jar-amp-Ornament-Giftvia the crafted sparrow

SONY DSCvia canary street crafts

christmas jarsvia please note paper

Mason-Jar-Christmas-2685via house of hawthornes

soupswuarevia she uncovered

fun-mason-jar-crafts1via jaderbomb

downloadvia make-haus

mason jar lid ornaments labeledvia diy on the cheap

Mason-Jar-Printable-for-Christmasvia blush and jelly

IMG_7426via modern girl blitz

DSC_1955via the pink doormat

Poinsettia-Beeswax-Candlesvia garden therapy

Mason-Jar-Vase-4-copyvia crafts unleashed

Christmas-Adventvia cherished bliss

24 last minute christmas gifts to make

last minute gifts


Anyone else’s Christmas shopping decidedly NOT done? Have no fear, today, I’m sharing some easy gifts to MAKE! Perfect for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list–there’s something here for everybody!

doily canvas bags from under the sycamore 

 hoop ornament tutorial from burlap+blue

diy bath fizzies from martha stewart

mason jar pincushions from stolen moments 

labeled bath jars from the idea room

instagram photos into cards from say yes to hoboken

diy soap bottles from the idea room 

chalkboard coasters from crazy wonderful

tshirt braided headbands from make it & love it

stenciled animal mugs from country living 

rice heating pad tutorial from the green wife

decorated clipboard from skip to my lou

diy silhouettes from the anderson crew 

yarn ball bookmark from design mom

etched hot cocoa jar from oopesy daisy

diy monogram mugs from design mom 

fabric covered notebooks from between the lines

candy cane sugar scrub from jacolyn murphy

glitter candle holder from house of earnest 

diy custom coasters from fellow fellow

salted caramel hot chocolate mix from pennies on a platter

anthropologie-inspired candle from life in grace

diy vanilla extract from bake at 350

felt coffee cozies from the purl bee