Saturday, November 11, 2017

11 November: St. Martin's treats

Today we have a special childrens festival in The Netherlands
that is called St. Martin's Day and you find all info about it HERE.
It is a bit like Halloween, kids go with paper lanterns 
and sing after knocking  at the doors in the neighberhood and get 
candy treats. So this is what I came up with for this year:

Two kinds of packes.
The first one is a cover for a lollypop.
It starts with a strip of cardstock of 9 x 2 inch of your color choice.
Then score the long side on: 3 5/8 - 4 3/8 - 8 1/8 - 8 1/4"
On the top you make a little whole between the two thin
lines for the sticks. Next I stamped the circle of Michael Strong
in red on blue paper. Next cut it with a circle die.
For decoration i found an image of paper lanterns on 
google and printed it on copy paper and cut it to size 
to glue to the front and the back of the treat bag.
To finish the paper lanterns I glued tiny black strips
on top and bottom, made a whole in the top for a piece
of backers twine,

Here you see the finished paper lanterns that go on
the treat bag with a piece of foam tape.

Finished bags with lollypops inside. 
On top the message says Happy St. Martin's Day.

Side view!

One more side view.

These are the other bags I made . It is a 6x6 inch piece
of designers cardstock just folded into a square package
with candy inside and tese cute Love Cynthia digital
images on the front. I have printed them and cut out.
The moon is made with a circle punch.
In the corner of the pouch I made a whole to put a ribbon
through with either a wish attached or a bat.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


~amy~ said...

What a wonderful tradition...thank you for sharing it with us!
Your projects are wonderful, the children will LOVE them.

Trix said...

Je hebt er weer veel werk van gemaakt, Hetty!
Het ziet er allemaal weer geweldig uit.
Ik mis Sint Maarten na 35 jaar nog steeds, want ik heb er goede jeugdherinneringen aan.
Met mijn jongens gingen we altijd naar mijn moeder in Amsterdam-Noord, waar nog wel Sint Maarten gelopen werd.
In Nieuwegein krijgen we jammer genoeg nooit kinderen aan de deur.
De lampions + stokjes die je hier bij de Bruna ziet, worden misschien gebruikt door kinderen die met de optocht van een (voormalig) Buurthuis meelopen.
Maar dat is niet echt Sint Maarten. :-(

Jill P said...

very cute treat bags.
the kids should enjoy the candy too

scrapin' GA peach said...

I love your treat for the kids Hetty :)
Happy St. Martin's Day :)

CarlavdM said...

Bij ons kwam er ook niks langs, hier wonen ook meest oudere mensen.
Wat een leuke traktaties heb je gemaakt, dat is toch leuker dan een doosje smarties of een mandarijn ;o)

Shelly Schmidt said...

How wonderful Hetty! I love your lantern treat boxes, and your Halloween images on the next package. Wonderful!!!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! WOW these are wonderful gifts for the children, bet they love coming to your door to get something different in their bags.

Laura said...

Beautiful treat bags, Hetty! Thanks for the tutorial.Love how you crimped the circle stamped with the pretty cloisonne design! And such pretty printed papers! THanks also for the link to learn about St. Martin's Day! Your blog is so fun and informative!!!