Gingerbread Paper Treat Bags

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The festive season is upon us; we all know what that means! It’s time to bring out the aprons, mixers, and sprinkles to whip up some delightful Christmas baking. But as we all have realized, presentation is just as important as the treat itself. This year, why not give your holiday-baked goodies in style while on a budget? Introducing the wax-lined brown paper bags, aka the “gingerbread paper treat bag!” Not only are they perfect as Christmas bags for baked goods, but you can also unleash your creativity and decorate them to look like delightful gingerbread cookies. I love that these are an affordable option versus the regular Christmas tins – who needs to spend that much money to buy those tins, let alone store the ones you’ve been gifted?

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Freshly baked cookies inside a greaseproof gingerbread paper treat bag.

Why Choose Greaseproof Paper Bags?

If you’ve spent hours in the kitchen, the last thing you want is for your beautiful creations to be delivered in festive packaging without spending a fortune. That’s where brown greaseproof paper bags come into play. Plus, these bags are ideal for drawing designs with white paint pens, creating a festive gingerbread house appearance. The greaseproof liner ensures your Christmas cookie bags and boxes maintain a neat and tidy appearance, just as when they were first packed.

Christmas cookie bags and boxes decorated with white paint pen designs.

DIY Treat Bags for Christmas: Making the Gingerbread Paper Treat Bag

Start with the Basics

  • Purchase greaseproof paper bags. They come in various sizes, so pick what suits your treats best.
  • Grab a white paint pen. This will be your magic wand to transform these bags into adorable gingerbread mimics.

Get Creative

  • Channel the classic gingerbread cookie design, or invent your own. Think about swirls – lollipops, dots, snowflakes, or cute icicles.
  • Let your handiwork dry properly to ensure no smudging when you handle them later.
Holiday cookie gift bags tied with festive ribbons and tags.

Packaging Your Baked Goodies

Once your bags are ready, it’s time to think about the best cookie packaging ideas. Consider using festive napkins inside your holiday cookie gift bags to provide additional protection (and decoration). Not only does this keep the baked goods fresh, but it adds an extra touch of care and professionalism.

DIY treat bags for Christmas showcasing creative gingerbread-inspired artwork.

FESTIVE IDEA: Use this idea on DIY Gift Tags using Brown shipping boxes! Learn more here.

A Thoughtful Touch for All Your Treats

The beauty of these DIY treat bags for Christmas lies in their versatility. These bags have covered you, whether it’s cookies, brownies, or even a slice of cake. The greaseproof feature and your unique designs make them the perfect Christmas bags for baked goods.

Final Touches

Once your treats are safely inside, seal the deal! Punch a hole in the top of the bag and use festive ribbons or twine to tie up your bags. Attach personalized tags, greenery, or little bells for added charm.

Assorted Christmas bags for baked goods, ready for gifting.

The Perfect Holiday Cookie Gift Bags

As we embrace the spirit of giving this festive season, let’s make it memorable and budget-friendly. The gingerbread paper treat bag is not just another one of the cookie packaging ideas; it’s an experience with budget and eco-friendly ideas in mind. An experience of creativity, love, and the joy of gifting. So, dive into the world of DIY treat bags for Christmas and spread the festive cheer!

Remember, it’s the small touches that make the biggest difference. Happy Holidays!

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