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How to Make Treat Bags Safe for Food

Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to send a friend something sweet, treat bags are a great way to house your goodies.   A themed or decorative treat bag is the perfect way to really brighten someone’s day.   Not only am I going to show you how to make your own DIY treat bags, but I’m also going to show you how to make them safe for food with only a few basic supplies and a printer

The real star of this project is freezer paper.  Yep, the stuff you probably already have in your pantry.  By printing on this paper (yes, you can run it through your printer)! It becomes a decorative sheet of paper that’s FOOD SAFE and can be transformed into a DIY treat bag opening! This really opens up countless options for customization for your next party or event.  You could also pop one of these DIY treat bags into your kiddo’s lunch for an afternoon surprise. Check out the tutorial below to see how easy it is to transform freezer paper into DIY treat bags! 

Materials for Treat Bags

How to Make Food Safe Treat Bags

You can print on freezer paper which is a great way to make food safe projects! You’ll just want to be sure you’re printing on the matte side of the freezer paper!
 
Step 1: To get started making your DIY treat bags, trim down the freezer paper to measure 8.5”x11” 
Step 2:  Place the freezer paper in the rear part of your printer so the matte side is facing up and the glossy side is facing down. You want to print on the matte side of the paper. Print your patterned paper.  Be sure to select “US Letter Borderless”) this will make sure your pattern prints all the way to the edges.
Open Cricut Design Space and use the image – Pocket #M40501. This is perfect for your food safe treat bag. Resize it to 6.5” x 8.3” or another size that fits your project needs.  Add it to your machine to cut.  You could also use the We R Memory Keepers Journal Pocket Punch Board to easily make different sized pouches. 
Step 5: Fold the two sides in and add adhesive to the top of the bottom flap. Fold the flap up to secure. 
Step 6: Add your cookies or candies to the inside of the DIY treat bags. 
Step 7: Fold the top flap over and secure with a decorative sticker. 

Now that you know how to create food safe treat bags the door is open to endless possibilities!  There are so many YayDay patterned papers to choose from to fit any occasion, holiday, or theme. Just think of all the fun you’re going to have making your own DIY treat bags! 

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