Sunday, March 2, 2014

Craft idea: Goodie Bags

If you're like me, you like to give your baked goods to your friends and family.  I have struggled with how to package up my baked treats…I've used paper plates covered with foil, disposable plastic containers, zip-top bags, etc.  I think these cellophane goodie bags are so cute, and are SO versatile.

For this project, you will need:

A clear cellophane bag (for sale at craft stores and Amazon)
Scrapbook paper
Hole punch

To begin, place your baked goods in the cellophane bag - I'm using oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in my example.

Cut your scrapbook paper to the width of the cellophane bag (or a little bit wider), and six or seven inches long.

Fold your paper in half, starting on the long end - you will end up with a tented piece of paper that can be placed over the open end of your cellophane bag.  I've laid the bag down in this photo, so you can see what I mean:

With your hole punch, punch two holes side by side, making sure that the hole punches all the way through the paper and the cellophane bag.  If you have a larger ribbon, you can make the holes bigger with your hole punch, like this:

Hold your ribbon on the side that you have picked to be the back, and push the ends of the ribbon through each hole.  Turn the package around, and tie the ends in a single knot.

Have fun and experiment with different paper and ribbon combinations.  You could match birthday party treats to the theme of the party.  Baby shower treats would look adorable with sweet baby papers and pink and blue ribbons, or you could do an elegant ivory scheme for a wedding.

This craft project is super easy and really adds a bit of flair to your baked goods!

- Sugar Baby


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