With two unique and festive designs, these DIY Christmas Cookies Bags are a great way to gift your holiday baking in style.
You’re in for a treat today, and it’s in the shape of these DIY Christmas Cookie Bags! And best of all, you can make the bags in just a few simple steps.
A couple of weeks ago when I was out shopping, I spotted some sweet cotton cookie bags. They were a bit pricey so I immediately thought about how I might DIY them.
Here’s what I came up with.
Aren’t they adorable? I’m kind of obsessed.
I took the hard work out of the process by having two fun graphics created. One is a bit more classic. It was inspired by the design I saw on the bags in the shop: “Homemade Cookies. Santa Approved.”
The second is something I dreamed up. It’s a line from my favorite Christmas movie, Elf: “I’m sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR.”
Whether you prefer classic or Buddy, either one of these would be a great design option.
How do you make these DIY Christmas Cookie Bags?
Yes, that’s all it takes!
I purchased these transfer sheets from Amazon. The instructions I’m going to provide are based on these particular sheets. (I assume the process is similar for other brands. To be on the safe side, be sure to read and follow the instructions that come with your sheets.)
Once you have those two items, you’ll need the graphics files. You can download them here. (Please see the note at the end of this post to learn more about the IBC Printable Library*.)
The download is two pages. The first page has the red graphic I designed and the second page has the green one. You can print one of them or both.
The transfer paper I bought is compatible with inkjet printers. Before printing, adjust your settings to the highest quality. You’ll also want to select the option that allows you to print the “mirrored version” or to “flip horizontally.” Since you’ll be ironing these transfers with the printed side down, you want the image of the graphic mirrored so it will read correctly when the paper backing is removed.
Here’s what they should look like after printing.
Cut out each graphic as neatly as possible, leaving a narrow white border around the graphic.
Next, set your iron on medium-high heat (polyester setting). Make sure the steam setting is turned off and that the water reservoir has been completely emptied.
Quickly iron the bag to remove any wrinkles. Then place the graphic on the bag so that the printed side of the graphic faces down. I positioned the graphic a bit closer to the bottom of the bag rather than in the center of it.
Using the iron, apply heat to the transfer for about 45 seconds. Press down fairly hard and be sure to move the iron around to avoid scorching the bag.
Let each bag sit for about 2 minutes or until cool before peeling off the paper backing.
And with that, your DIY Christmas Cookie Bags are complete and ready to be filled with delicious treats!
This size bag will hold 4-6 cookies, depending on their size. Just the right amount for a sweet gift.
I recommend placing the cookies in a small plastic food storage bag before putting them in your fancy new custom bag. This will keep the cookies fresher longer and prevent any staining of the fabric bag.
These Christmas Cookie Bags could also serve as a cute and creative way to present a gift card. You might even fill bags with candies or mini bottles of liquor. How you use them is totally up to you.
Bonus Idea: If you don’t want to mess around with the iron-on transfer, just print the graphic on cardstock. Then, cut the graphic out, punch a hole in the top of it, and tie it to a bag for a quick and easy gift tag!
Looking for more festive DIY projects? Try these:
- DIY Vintage Ornament Wreath
- Colorful Wood Christmas Trees
- Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
- DIY Wood Stockings
- Cookie Cutter Wreath
No matter how you make or gift them, I hope you enjoy these delightful little bags as much as I do.
Christmas Cookie Bags graphic Download.
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