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Easy DIY Cookie Packaging in 5 Minutes

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

This post is sponsored by Elmer’s and X-ACTO.

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.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

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.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

The technique takes 5 minutes and would be perfect for birthday party and baby shower favors too.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

The wax paper gives the treat bag a snowstorm-y effect that really highlights the cookie as it comes out of the bag.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

And sadly no, these aren’t the cookies we decorated. These are from our favorite neighborhood bakery with their festive Rudolph holiday window decor:

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Elise and I both loved the window! And the cookie was delicious.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Supplies for making 5-minute cookie treat bag packaging:

  • Cookies
  • 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

Thanks to Elmer’s and X-ACTO for sponsoring this post. All product opinions are my own.

How to make easy cookie treat bag packaging:

Step 1: Cut a piece of wax paper large enough for your cookie packing

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.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Tidy up the edge using running your X-ACTO knife along the edge of the metal ruler on a self-healing cutting mat.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Measure about 1/2 wider than your cookie and cut.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Step 2: Fold up the bottom edge of the cookie treat bag

Fold up the bottom edge. Mine was 5″ tall with a 2″ flap.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Step 3: Add tape to the sides of the cookie bag

Using Elmer’s Repositionable Designer Tape, tape along the edge 1/2 on the wax paper and 1/2 on the cutting mat.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Cut being sure not to cut through the bottom of your cookie treat bag.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Repeat on the other side.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Step 4: Flip and fold the tape in half to secure the sides

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.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Fold the tape in half over the other side of the wax paper.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

It’ll look like this:

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Step 5: Add tape to the top of the cookie treat bag

Now repeat the process on the top flap edge.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

And less than 5 minutes later the bag is pretty much done.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Step 6: Tuck your cookie inside the bag

Slide your cookie into the treat bag.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Step 7: Tape the cookie bag shut

Slice a 1-1/2″ piece of masking tape.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

And tape the edge to close the bag shut.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

And it’s ready for holiday giving.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

Allow adorable photoshoot helper to eat the cookie.

Easy Holiday Cookie Treat Bag Packaging

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Janann Anderson

Monday 7th of April 2014

Really cute idea. I will try this for Easter. Thanks for the very detailed instructions too!

Kathy Beymer

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Thanks, Janann! Would love to see a picture of your Easter version!

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