Video: Mother’s Day Treat Topper + Free Download + Recipe

Hello! I have teamed up with my dear friend Melanie Bauer from Melanie Makes for another special treat. Melanie came up with a yummy Strawberry Banana Muffin recipe… and I came up with a simple yet cute packaging for it. Check out my video to see how to use a regular sandwich bag along with a free download to make a fun treat for a mom!

Mother’s Day isn’t only about celebrating your own momma. It can also be about celebrating all the ladies in your life that work hard to raise good kiddos. Friends. Aunts. Teachers. Grandmas. Why not tell these folks how amazing they are? After all, it is important for us to encourage and lift each other. So I decided to come up with a fun little treat that I could give to several ladies in my life that I love and respect. Just to remind them what awesome mommas they are.

In the video I show how to take a simple sandwich bag and transform it into a bag perfect to hold a muffin or cupcake. (You could also purchase baggies that are intended for this purpose at Target, etc. but I didn’t have any on hand.) So easy to do!

The toppers are just as simple. Just download and print THIS free download.


All you have to do is score and cut and you are good to go! I used a fun die from Simon Says Stamp to create the flowers. However, you could easily create your own with any embellishments you may have. You could even create your own flowers from circle punches. (Just cut slits in along the edge of a punched circle for a funky flower. For the leaves, just punch a circle then put the circle back in the punch but offset… creating a leaf shape.)

THIS download could also be used to create mini cards or sentiments for regular cards. You could also use the basic design for occasions throughout the year… just stamp any sentiment.

If you haven’t been to Melanie’s blog, I highly recommend it! She has many tasty recipes. Be sure to head HERE for the Strawberry Banana Muffin recipe she created for this collaboration.


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  1. Colleen

    Thanks for this great idea and download. Our daughter just had their first child (our first grandchild too) and this would be perfect for her to give her grandmas and MIL for Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day also.

  2. Jeannine Brenner

    Fabulous idea! Great idea to improvise and use what’s on hand! Looks like a yummy recipe! Thanks for taking the time to create the topper download…you took the guess work out of a great gift idea! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  3. Gail

    Thank are very thoughtful!!

  4. Jan B

    Thanks so much for the great ideas. The recipe sounds awesome. I’m going to give it a try.

  5. Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Jennifer!
    What an ADORABLE treat for Mother’s Day! Thank you for sharing this amazing idea and the download to create are always so thoughtful! Have a wonderful day…Take care! :)

  6. Carol H.

    Love this! Love your videos too! They’re the best! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Such a fun project, Jennifer…I love it!
    Thanks so much for the video, and the download…you’re the BEST!

  8. Mary-Anne V.

    Adorable packaging. Will have to check out the recipe site.

  9. janet Wilson

    Fabulous, Jennifer! I am quite smitten with Melanie’s blog since you “introduced” her!
    Thank you, for the download – perfect :)

  10. Such a sweet idea. Hoping to surprise some of my local friends. :-)

  11. Christine Sudmann

    What a cute, lovely idea – thanks so much!

  12. TracyM #6773

    YOU are such a thoughtful & sharing person Jennifer!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and your printable too :)

  13. I’ve bookmarked the cake recipe, going to give that a try this weekend! The bag toppers look really pretty too :)

  14. Gotta try this recipe! Sounds heavenly! And what a wonderful way to treat those who tend to put the needs of others first! I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  15. Paula

    Thank you for the great video, download and link to a yummy recipe. The little treat topper is so cute. I will definately try.

  16. dot ferrero

    Great idea…I have so many friends who are wonderful Moms.

  17. Nancy Bowen

    Great idea!!! Love this…..the package looks so professional and special just like the person getting the gift!!
    I appreciate all you do for us thank you!! Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

  18. what a great tip for making clear bag. I am going to use this tip. thank you!
    stamping sue

  19. Laurie

    Love your videos. I always learn something. Keep em coming.

  20. Wonderful video! Thanks for showing the complete project and including how you created the little bag. So helpful. Thanks!

  21. Dorothy

    Thanks Jennifer. I wonder if you’ve ever used Pan Pastels for any of your projects and if you have, how do you like them? If you haven’t, would you try them some time soon? I’ve heard so much about them and would really love your comments on them. Thanks!

  22. Very cute! I love making desserts – just not dinner – so this is great!

  23. Loly Borda

    Love this idea Jennifer! I read the recipe too, sounds yummy! Thanks so much for sharing everything you do and for the free download.

  24. Petrin

    Oh, this is a clever and easy idea for those cute sweet things! and for a little $$! tfs! P

  25. Randee S

    What a fun gift bag for baked goods. Glad that you can use what you have on hand to make it. Thanks for tips.

  26. Karen Jones

    Hi Jennifer thank you for sharing this idea love it , I thought I could use this idea to take muffins to a Pink Ribbon Breakfast (for Cancer fundraising ) that I have been invited to this sat, thought it would be lovely to give the ladies like a treat bag for them to take home and a thank you for donating :0) my only problem I have I am not to good setting things out on my computer and was wondering if you still have the template would you mind changing the wording to Happy Pink Ribbon Day and putting up a link ? Thanks Karen

  27. JoAnne Micon

    thank you for tghe download..I can see many uses for this…

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