Learn how to make these Christmas treat bags for party favors or as a small "thank you" gift to everyone in your life.
Sometimes you want to go the extra mile and make your gifts a little extra special. Instead of just bagging up your goodies, you can make these pretty Christmas treat bags with different decorations to hold all your wonderful treats.
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Christmas Treat Bags
Start by cutting the fabric with right sides together slightly bigger than the bags you want to put inside.
The cellophane bags I had on hand were 4 inches wide by 7 inches tall. So I cut out pieces that were 6 inches by 10 inches. To make it a bit easier, fold your fabric with right sides together so the fold will be the bottom of the bag. That way you only have to sew each side.
Use pinking shears if you have them. They make a pretty edge and prevent fraying.
Next fold over the top, front and back about 2 inches. This gives the bags a nice finished top, and inside.
Then sew a 1/4 inch seam on both sides.
Turn the bag right side out and fill with your treat bag.
Can You Make these Christmas Treat Bags without sewing?
Yes! You can use fabric glue or stitch witchery to hold the side together instead of sewing. In this case, fold under the raw edges of the sides and top to the wrong side. Place the glue or fusing material on half of each side. Then, fold over the other half and press into place.
How to Decorate Christmas Goodie Bags
This gift bag also has some fresh cedar and a sprig of artificial berries. Use whatever you have on hand or in the yard. Then add a little tag stating Merry Christmas or perhaps instructions for whatever you have placed inside.
Feel free to use any of these free Christmas gift tag printables for your bags.
Lastly, I used some of the homemade drop cloth ribbon from last year and tied on a cinnamon stick. Then I add a dried orange slice with a piece of thin jute. Learn how to dry your own orange slices here.
What do You Put in Christmas Treat Bags?
Dried Soup Mix
Dry dip mixes
So if you plan on making some homemade treats or if you simply buy your favorite mix, why not consider dressing them up by placing them in a pretty Christmas treat bag this season.
DIY Christmas Treat Bags
- Sewing Machine
- pinking shears
- Red Ticking Stripe Fabric 1 yard will yield about 1 dozen bags
- Cello bags for your treats
- Various ribbon and decorations
- fold your fabric with right sides together so the fold will be the bottom of the bag. That way you only have to sew each side.
- Cut the fabric slightly bigger than the bags you want to put inside. My cello bags were 4 inches wide by 7 inches tall. So I cut out pieces that were 6 inches by 10 inches.
- Fold over the top, front, and back about 2 inches.
- Sew a 1/4 inch seam on both sides.
- Turn the bag right side out and fill with your cello treat bag.
- Decorate with ribbons or natural twine, fresh greenery, or berries.