GO! Create Kindness with these Treat Gift Tags

Feb 13, 2020 7:51:00 AM / by Terri Vanden Bosch

Hi there, from Terri at Lizard Creek Quilting and AccuQuilt. Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday! It's a time to break out of winters' bleak dullness into all the pinks, hearts and love of the Valentine season!

 

Today, I am going to share a quick and easy project my grandchildren and I made using the GO! Me Easy Fabric Project Maker along with the GO! Gingerbread Cookie die (55862) and in the process, they can learn the Valentine gift of kindness.

 

gift tag made with brown felt gingerbread man with a red felt heart on a bag of sweetheart candy on a whitewashed wood table

 

AccuQuilt Products and Dies Used:

 

accuquilt go gingerbread man and owl accessories dies on top of brown, pink and purple felt squares laying on a whitewashed wood surface

 

Additional Supplies:

  • Felt in assorted colors browns for gingerbread cookie
  • Felt in assorted colors for hearts and tutus
  • Pink cardstock
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • White school glue
  • Black marking pen
  • Clear cellophane 5" x 7" bags with self adhesive strip
  • Candy hearts
  • Stapler

 

TIP: Sharing and taking turns is a lesson learned working with children. Especially if children are sitting on the table to cut out shapes!

 

two kids sitting on wooden table using accuquilt go me next to a pile of felt scraps and squares

 

TIP: Felt is thicker than cotton fabric so use only 2-3 layers on the die.

 

Cutting:

  • Use assorted brown felt to cut desired number of Gingerbread cookies
  • Use assorted colors felt, place over just the heart and cut desired number of hearts.
  • Use assorted colors felt, place over just the scallop line and cut desired number of tutus.
  • Use 2-3 layers of pink cardstock, place over just the oval and cut desired number of gift tags.

 

accuquilt go owl accessories heart and flower shapes on top of a GO! Me with pink felt

 

The cutting involved lots of laughter and sibling rivalry deciding what colors to use and whose turn it was to crank the GO! Me.

 

Face:

hand holding paint brush in white acrylic paint with brown felt gingerbread man on lime green self healing cutting mat

 

Dip end of paint brush into white acrylic paint for each dot on the face.

 

hand painting white eyes on a brown felt gingerbread man with white acrylic paint next to pink paper pieces

 

Two for the eyes and 5-6 in a curve for the mouth. Acrylic paint dries fairly fast – so the first cookie should be dry and ready for the next step of decorating.

 

brown felt gingerbread man with lavender scalloped skirt with white paint circles for eyes and a smile next to paintbrush

 

Cookie decorating:

child placing glue dot on brown gingerbread man shape with a pile of felt hearts in pink, red and blues

 

TIP: Tell the grandchildren: "Dot, dot, not a lot," when using the glue!

 

Use white school glue to adhere either a heart or two scallop lines for tutu to each ginger bread cookie.

 

Gift Tag:

child writing the word love with a pen on pink paper oval on brown wooden table

 

Use black marking pen to write or draw desired sentiment on oval tag.

 

Candy:

teal bowl of sweetheart candies next to brown felt gingerbread shapes with blue scallop dresses and green felt heart

 

Fill each cellophane bag with ⅓ to ½ cup of candy hearts. Eat one or two to make sure they taste good.

 

Treat Bag Assembly:

collection of felt gingerbread cookie shapes with felt hearts attached to bags of sweetheart candy

 

Place oval tag under gingerbread hand and staple through all the layers onto cellophane bag. Fold bag to back using self adhesive strip to close. Fill tray with Kindness Treat Bags!

 

Share:

hands of a child giving bag of candy with felt gingerbread cookie shaped gift tag to hand of an older person

 

Deliver treat bags to local skilled nursing facility where Great-Grandpa lives. Share treat bags with all who live and work there.

 

child in pink jacket holding empty oval galvanized basket

 

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I hope this inspires you to create and share kindness with the children in your life. I would love to see your finished project so be sure to share your creations with us on social media. Tag me @lizardcreekquilting and @AccuQuilt on Instagram and always use the #AccuQuilt hashtag so we can see them! If you're not on Instagram, share with us on Facebook, too! Give us a follow while you're there and you'll be the first to know what we're making.

 

Until next time, peacefully quilting,

Terri

 

 

Topics: Valentine's Day, GO! Me Project Tutorial, GO! Getter

Terri Vanden Bosch

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