Late last night I needed a quick Valentine goody bag for the little things I got my daughters and also for the gift cards we got the teachers. I did a quick search on Pinterest and found this free printable: http://bethproudfoot.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-poster-with-multiple-uses.html
I had on hand some small 3.5×6 white paper bags and I decided to print the graphic onto them. However first I opened the graphic in Photoshop Elements and added names to the bottom. I printed each bag one at a time.
For the teacher bags I decided to go in a different direction. I picked up a great heart graphic from The Graphics Fairy, a really cool site full of free vintage graphics. I opened it in Photoshop Elements and added the text. Again I printed them one at a time.
After I filled the bags, I needed a way to seal them. As I mentioned before I was doing this late at night and I needed something quick. I knew I wanted something soft like fabric. My first idea of die cutting a fabric heart and adhering it to felt quickly went out the window when I looked at the clock. So I came up with ribbon; stapled ribbon at that. I have an addiction to Hobby Lobby 2″ wide printed ribbons. So I chose a few and cut pieces just a little longer than the bag’s 3.5″ width. I folded it in half length-wise and stapled it. Super fast!
Valentine’s Day was saved from disgrace and lack of goody bags at last! All is well.