Tis the season for making and gifting cookies. Elise and I are decorating sugar cookies for our friends and neighbors and we’re going to package them in these 5-minute DIY cookie treat bags made from plain old wax paper and decorative Elmer’s masking tape.
Sure you could go to the trouble to buy cookie treat bags or you can make this cookie packaging from supplies you probably already have in your house. I used the X-ACTO Designer Series craft knife, ruler and self-healing mat and Elmer’s Repositionable Designer Masking Tape.
The technique takes 5 minutes and would be perfect for birthday party and baby shower favors too.
The wax paper gives the treat bag a snowstorm-y effect that really highlights the cookie as it comes out of the bag.
And sadly no, these aren’t the cookies we decorated. These are from our favorite neighborhood bakery with their festive Rudolph holiday window decor:
Elise and I both loved the window! And the cookie was delicious.
Supplies for making 5-minute cookie treat bag packaging:
- Wax Paper
- Elmer’s Repositionable Designer Masking Tape
- X-ACTO Designer Series Gripster Craft Knife
- X-ACTO Designer Series 12” Metal Ruler
- X-ACTO Designer Series 12” X 12” Self Healing Mat
How to make cookie treat bag packaging:
Gather your supplies. Pull and slice off a piece of wax paper that’s 2x taller than the size of your cookie + 2-3 inches for the flap.
Tidy up the edge using running your X-ACTO knife along the edge of the metal ruler on a self-healing cutting mat.
Measure about 1/2 wider than your cookie and cut.
Fold up the bottom edge. Mine was 5″ tall with a 2″ flap.
Using Elmer’s Repositionable Designer Tape, tape along the edge 1/2 on the wax paper and 1/2 on the cutting mat.
Cut being sure not to cut through the bottom of your cookie treat bag.
Repeat on the other side.
Peel the tape from the cutting board and flip the bag over. That’s what I like about this tape, it stays put when you want it to but is also easy to remove and reposition.
Fold the tape in half over the other side of the wax paper.
It’ll look like this:
Now repeat the process on the top flap edge.
And less than 5 minutes later the bag is pretty much done.
Slide your cookie into the treat bag.
Slice a 1-1/2″ piece of masking tape.
And tape the edge to close the bag shut.
And it’s ready for holiday giving.
Allow adorable photo shoot helper to eat the cookie.
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