Mini Treat Bags

by Debby Hughes

Make a cute treat bag for a holiday gift or place setting.


  • Sturdy cardstock for bag (Neenah Desert Storm 100lb used here)
  • Die cutting machine and cutting plates
  • Scoring tools and bone folder
  • Punch for handle opening (Stampin’ Up! Word Window punch used here)
  • Adhesive and foam tape
  • Marker-friendly cardstock for accent pieces (Neenah solar white 80lb used here)
  • Patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather & Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love used here)
  • Steel wafer dies (Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Feast used here)
  • Stamps (Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater and Sweater Words and Appliques, Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain, Simon Says Stamp/Clearly Besotted Winter Friends used here)
  • Inks (Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, and Simon Says Stamp Black used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Copic Markers, Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Stickles Star Dust glitter glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, and baker’s twine used here)


  1. Step 1

    Die cut accent pieces from white cardstock. Stamp images, and color and embellish as desired. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Die cut 2 goodie bag pieces from sturdy cardstock (see instructions beginning in step 5 below for making the bag without dies). Cut banners from patterned paper, and sentiment banners from white cardstock.

    Stamp sentiments in black and assemble banners with foam adhesive.

  3. Step 3 (Optional)

    Stamp a background pattern onto the bag.


    Use Post-It notes to mask areas you don’t want to stamp.

  4. Step 4

    Crease all the folds of the goodie bags with a bone folder and then run adhesive along the tabs.

  5. Adhere the two sides of the bag together.

  6. Step 5

    To make the bag without a die, cut cardstock to 5" x 8 1/2". Stamp if desired, then score at 1/2", 3 1/4", 4 1/2", and 7 1/4" along the long side. Along the short side score at 1 1/4" from the bottom.

  7. Step 6

    Cut along the lines from the base to the horizontal score as shown to create tabs for the base. Use a bone folder to sharpen the score lines.

  8. To create gussets on the side panels of the bag add a score line part way down at 3 7/8" and 7 7/8", then score at angles from the end of the score line to the bottom corners of the panel so that the bag can be pinched closed. Fold in and adhere bottom tabs.

  9. Step 7

    Using foam adhesive, attach the banners to the front of the bag. Tie closed with baker’s twine.

  10. Step 8

    Fill with a holiday treat for a party favor, hostess gift, or place setting.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Mini Treat Bags. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thanks for this Debby! Love these mini bags. It's just what I was looking for to put hand-made soaps into! xx
Harvey's mum  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 4:45 AM
Very good tutorial, Debbie. Made sense from start to finish. Can hardly wait to try it.
Meg LaRue  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 8:03 AM
Lots of great tips for making these cute bags (and crafting in general). It all made sense to me, too. I appreciate the instructions for making the bag if one doesn't have that die.
Carol Melancon  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 8:53 AM
Very nice tutorial and so easy to follow along! Thanks so much for the dimensions on the bag without having the die.
Mabel  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Thanks for your wonderful tutorial! I'm glad you included instructions for the scored one, I don't have the die and can't wait to try making one. Also, thanks for the tip on tying the twine, now I know!
Donna Whitten  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Thank you for the detailed instructions. They're all just so so cute, excited to give it a try.
Kristine  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Debby, this was a well done and easy to follow tutorial. I can't wait to make more for the holidays.
bensarmom  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 8:11 PM
Hi Debbie!

I'm so glad you made another video! I really love your cards and your videos are just awesome!
Carolinah  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Thank you for an awesome tutorial- you're always over the top inspiring!!
gabrielle howey  |  Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 10:25 PM
ok I would have to make lots of these bags for our dinner so if you could provide me with the die used to cut out bag I would greatly appreciate it please Thanks
Jeanne  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 7:34 AM
Hi Jeanne! The full supply list is at the top of this page! Tell me what to bring over for your dinner! smile
lydia  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM
Set a place for me too Jeanne!
Debby Hughes  |  Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 4:36 PM

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