I was in the craft store a few days ago and saw a kit from Martha's line for cute favor bags. They were designed to look like witch brooms and I thought they were adorable. But I didn't want to spend any money on them since I knew I could do the same thing with items I already had at home.
Here's what you will need (per treat bag) if you'd like to make some, too:
- 2 brown paper bags
- straight edge
- exacto knife and cutting surface
Flatten one of the bags. The picture below isn't the best because I didn't take one with the sides smoothed out. Basically, you want two layers to cut through so push out the sides and flatten.
Leaving about a two inch border of the bag uncut at the top and bottom, cut lines through both layers in the center portion. No need to be too exact, it's a witch's broom after all.
Place your goodies in the uncut bag and place within the cut bag.
Shmoosh down a bit and gather both bags at the top. Insert your twig* and tie with twine.