Cookie Bag Topper Tutorial

Growing up, I was never a “girly girl” because I was to busy fishing, climbing trees, riding my bike, and playing football. I liked to catch bugs and watch them for a few hours and set them free. I never played with anything that had a bow until now. On this cookie journey, I need to be a bit of a  “girly girl” when it comes to packaging cookies. Let’s face it, presentation is everything. Placing cookies in bags with a cute cookie bag topper is so simple that even this tomoby can do it.

Cookie Bag Topper Tutorial

I want to post more packaging ideas and hope I can get past my rustic tomboy ways long enough to make so really cute cookie containers. After all our hard work on making cookies, it will only make them look better if we have cute packages for them.

Supplies for Cookie Bag Topper:

Hole Punch
Bone Folder
Bag Toppers Printed on Card Stock
A Bag of Cookies

Begin by making a cookie bag topper that will compliment your cookie design. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own using  PicMonkey. I also use Photoshop Elements but, PicMonkey has a lot of free features. If you want full access, it doesn’t cost that much and it worth it in my openion.

Cookie Bag Topper Tutorial www.thebearfootbaker.comPlease for give me, I forgot to take a picture of the hole punch but he will appear later in the post.

Cookie Bag Topper Tutorial www.thebearfootbaker.comFirst, cut your cookie bag toppers to a size that will fit your bags. I like mine to hang over a little on the sides.

Cookie Bag Toppers www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, fold the toppers in half and use the bone folder to make a nice edge. If you don’t have a bone folder, don’t run out and buy one just for this but, it is a handy little tool for making toppers and cards.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comOnce you arrange your cookies in your food safe bags, fold the top of the bag over and tape it down. Make sure your topper will cover the tape so you don’t see it later. Fold the bag over about a 1/4″ so the topper, doesn’t cover the cookies.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, slide your topper into place. Since you taped the top of the bag, you don’t have to worry about it moving around when you are trying to attach your topper.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comNow, find the center of the topper, move a little to the right and punch a hole. Next, go back to the center and move a little to the left and punch the second hole. This will put your bow in the center of the topper. I punched these a little to far apart so the bow was hard to tie and it didn’t look as good as the others. More on that in a minute.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, slide your ribbon into each hole from the back of the topper. Pull it so the ends are about the same size.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comNow, tie it. This is the part that was hard for me because the holes were to far apart. I punched closer for the next bags and it worked like a charm.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comOnce you get your knot tied, fold the ends of the ribbon in half and snip them off to make it pretty.

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comYou are all done! This is the way I package my cookies now, but they are not air tight.  I give them away really fast so they won’t be stale. I think I have almost convinced my dear husband to buy me this amazing heat sealer so my cookies will stay fresh! If I get one I will let you know how it works! (So Alan, if you are reading this, you would make me really happy if you buy me one! hint, hint)

Cookie Bag Topper www.thebearfootbaker.comSee how nice the first two ribbons are? They are laying down perfectly! The last one is the one with the holes that are to far apart. No matter what I did, it would not look as good as the others. But the kiddos ate it anyway.

Bear hugs,