Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial

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Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For this episode of Throwback Thursday, I have a Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial to share with you.  We’re playing with our Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Collection, Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tags, G45 Large Tag Die, Prima Autumn Sunset Flowers and bits and bobs from my stash.

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These little treat pockets are quick and easy to make, which is always nice during a busy holiday season.

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Each tag is filled with a tea party for one.

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These make adorable place cards on a Thanksgiving table.

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If you are hosting a Thanksgiving buffet, the pocket is a great place to put napkin and silverware.  You could tuck in a little Andes Mint treat along with the flatware to make it extra special.

The tutorial below will show you how to transform that large kraft tag into a nifty pocket.

Quick How-To Guide and Measurements

You are going to love how easy this project is to make.

  • First, place a G45 Large Kraft Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
  • Now score the tag at 5 1/2″ and again at 6 1/2″.  Fold and burnish the scored lines. Fold the bottom end of the tag up to form a pocket without sides.
  • Then die cut patterned paper with the G45 Large Tag Die.  Try to use paper that has a non-directional pattern on the back side.
  • Now cut the tag liner at 5 1/4″.  Adhere the top half of the liner to the tag base.  Trim 1/8″ off the bottom piece that has the square corners.  Then place the rounded corners on the left hand side of your scoring tool and score at 2″.  Set this piece aside.
  • Next, cut (2) 2″ squares of heavy kraft cardstock.  Score 1/2″ flaps on both sides.  Fold and burnish the scored lines. These are the sides for your tag pocket.
  • Then adhere the 1/2″ flaps to the back side of the pocket flap and to the tag base.
  • Now line up the rounded corners of your tag liner with the rounded corners of the pocket and adhere.
  • Finally, decorate your tag with ribbon, flowers, ephemera and charms.

You could easily use this same design for  Christmas party, Baby Shower, Birthday or Bridal Shower, too. One of the other things I love about this project is that you can use up scraps of designer paper to dress up the tea party goodies.

So dig into your stash of fall papers, and let’s get started making these clever tags!

Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube


I hope you enjoy making these tag pockets.  I can think of so many fun ways to use them.  What will you do with yours?  I’d love to hear in the comment section below.

Happy Throwback Thursday!




9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial

  1. Helen Budz

    This is a fabulous idea, one I know I’ll be trying with alternative papers and such. Maybe I’ll be able to get the papers…have most of everything else. These will make great table favors and little gifts for my co-workers. Your selection of items for the pocket are “classic Kathy”…the way you incorporate them into the overall design always fascinates me. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  2. Susan Steele

    Simply adorable Treat Tags for Thanksgiving! And such a great idea for a Throwback Thursday creation too! I too can’t seem to throw away any of my scraps either …and these would practically use such tiny pieces of scraps. Just luv this idea! Thanks for sharing another great tutorial Kathy! You sure are the Queen of Paper Creations! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  3. lynn legge

    kathy i love these tags…my mailbox is empty hint hint
    they are so fun and colorful. as always perfectly done. have a great day friend
    hugs lynn

  4. soozyb2013

    Beautiful bags and anyone would be delighted to receive one of these Kathy! The only thing about Halloween around here are the fireworks, even though they are illegal really without a permit, here in the trailer park on the reserve, fireworks are going off already and my wee Chihuahua girl hides and shakes as do a lot of dogs around here. I do love Halloween I just wish there were no “bangers”.

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – these tags are beautiful!! You have such an eye for the perfect details, whether it is a tag, card, banner or folio and I love to see your creations – gorgeous!!

  6. MaryH

    Another great Throwback Thursday video and make! Those tags make very charming hostess gifts or tags for a Welcome to the neighborhood basket or even a “gift Christmas tree” for those entering your home for the holidays. What a wonderful remembrance of happy times for your guests. I can see these tags filled with “glad you came to stay with us” items (miniature soaps, tooth paste, nail files, glass cleaners, quip tips, etc.) placed on their beds. Such adorable quick makes and best of all easy way to get rid of all those scraps which I just cannot abide to throw away. LOVE IT!

  7. Cathy

    Love everything you make! Thanks for your great tutorial. Can you please share where you are able to find all of your beautiful little spoons. They look like they are new. Thank you so much.

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