3 Step DIY Snack Bags

3 Step DIY Snack Bags

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I am "that" parent. You know the one...the overachiever who brings personalized goodies for the whole class at Christmastime and who works to find just the right teacher appreciation gift. Well, I'm okay with that. What can I say? I love crafting and cooking and gifting, so why not bless others with that gift? So today I'm going to show you something I make occassionally to put those little treats and snack in.

These cute goodie bags are perfect as wedding favors, birthday party takeaways, Valentine's Day snack bags, or just because. I love how versatile they are and they're super easy to make!

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First, you'll need to get this tool, some paper, and adhesive. Any thin paper will work, but I prefer this fun and colorful glassine paper. The glassine paper is perfect for foods since it has a waxy under layer, but you could also use non-glassine paper if it's not going to contain a food product. I also prefer this adhesive applicator because it's neat and easy to use.

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Next, you'll decide on the size of paper you have. This tool can create 4 different bag sizes, depending on the size of the paper you use. I like to use square papers for mine. Here is the size chart of your reference:

  • 12" paper width = 5.5" folded bag width
  • 10" paper width = 4.5" folded bag width
  • 8" paper width = 3.5" folded bag width
  • 6" paper width = 2.5" folded bag width

The tool has 4 different pieces to it. The size of the paper used determines which pieces you'll be using. Use the included instructions to determine the correct pieces you'll need.

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Next, you'll line the tool near the top of one end of the paper. Working your way in from one side and then the other, gently pull up on the paper while pushing down on the tool and tear the paper against the grooves. It will create a wavy tear line across the top of your paper.

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Next, move the tool close to the bottom edge of the paper and repeat the process from above.

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Then, you'll use the straight side of the tool to help you fold one side over, then the other side, and then up from the bottom.

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Once the three sides have creases in them, fold the two sides in and apply the adhesive to the overlapping section. Repeat this process with the bottom flap.

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Now you've created your first snack/goodie bag and you can fill it up!

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If you'd like to see more tips like these, follow me on Pinterest!

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