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.
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:
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.
Please for give me, I forgot to take a picture of the hole punch but he will appear later in the post.
First, cut your cookie bag toppers to a size that will fit your bags. I like mine to hang over a little on the sides.
Next, 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.
Once 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.
Next, 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.
Now, 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.
Next, slide your ribbon into each hole from the back of the topper. Pull it so the ends are about the same size.
Now, 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.
Once you get your knot tied, fold the ends of the ribbon in half and snip them off to make it pretty.
You 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)
See 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.
So Pretty! I should definitely spend more time packaging my cookies like this, it makes for a perfect little gift!
I would say you do have wicked mad skills!! I LOVE to package treats pretty!
First — “pretend there is a hole punch here” ha ha ha ha. I LOVE IT!!
Second — THANK YOU for showing me how to make CUTE little end cuts in the ribbon!!! I have ALWAYS just tried to cut the v by doing it one side at a time. And it always looks awful. I can’t wait to try the whole “folding it in half” thing. LOVE it!
Thanks for the info!! – I believe that Packaging make a big difference as well!! I Always enjoy reading your posts!
Love your Kisses, Lisa!
They turned out great even if you think you don’t have “wicked” skills!
Love them!! Toppers like this just add so much to packaging – very nice job and thanks for the basic how to.
You make me smile, Lisa. I love how paper punch joined the party. 🙂
Cute toppers. You’re very skillful my dear. And I love how you photograph each step and put so much wonderful Lisa into every post.
Thank you for sharing.If i were making these i would probably make a template to be sure all the holes were punched the same distance apart.Thats just me and, the reason everything takes me twice as long as everyone else.Looking forward to your next idea.
You’re packaging is gorgeous, thanks for all the great ideas and the entertaining way in which you present them !:)
Great post, Lisa!!! Love the packaging :0)
Tell Alan you DESERVE a heat sealer! XOXOXOXO