Homemade Food Gift Packaging: 5 Ways to Dress Up Brown Paper Bags

Homemade Food Gift Packaging: 5 Ways to Dress Up Brown Paper Bags

Cambria Bold
Dec 4, 2013

Planning on giving homemade goodies as gifts this year? While you can package your goods in pastry boxes or wrap them furoshiki-style, the easiest (and cheapest) way is just using a plain ol' brown paper lunch bag. But that's not very festive, you say. True — which is why you'll want to spruce it up with one of these five ideas!

5 Ways to Dress Up a Brown Paper Bag

1. Cut a square of fabric to the width of the bag, then make a smaller label to fit on top of it. Attach both to the bag with a clothespin! → See more at Country Living

2. With the help of a single hole punch, you can make just enough room to thread pretty ribbon and other trimmings, like evergreen clippings, through for a very pretty presentation. → See more at Sheri Silver

3. Fold a white paper doily over the top of the bag and attach a gift tag, then sew the two together (or tape, if you don't have a sewing machine). → See more at Serving Pink Lemonade

4. Never underestimate the power of twine, a big gift tag, and a little metallic trimming! → See more at this post on The Kitchn

5. Take an patterned edge hole punch and cut along the top of the bag for a delicate, scalloped edge. So pretty! → See more at The Party Studio Blog

How do you dress up brown paper bags for food gifts?

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