About 10 years ago when we had just moved into our brand new house, money was tight and I was looking for colourful, cheerful and cheap ideas to decorate our tree. This idea originally comes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine (Australia) and was a big hit with all and sundry. We had a small Christmas tree growing in a pot at the time and the stems were fairly groaning with bounty.
Different coloured tulle
(What I've used is probably better described as netting, it's very rough).
Ribbon, curling ribbon, twine, whatever takes your fancy.
Start by cutting out squares of tulle about 36cm x 36cm (14" x 14") depending on how much bounty you want each person to consume. Put your bounty in the middle of the tulle square.
Pull the corners and edges of the tulle in together and gather, holding in one hand. Tie ribbon (you need a fairly long piece of ribbon) or twine around the centre of the gathered tulle, making sure all the edges are in otherwise the bounty is going to fall right out. An extra pair of hands would be useful!! :)
Knot and then tie the ribbon in a bow. Tie another knot at the end of the long tails to form a loop to hang on the tree.
How do you like my impromptu Christmas tree limb? :)
All that remains to be done is have fun with colour schemes and maybe put a name tag on these little treat bags.
They look rather nice grouped together.
You could use cellophane paper for this project or scraps of Christmas fabric too. Happy crafting.