Can you believe that this treat holder is made from a basic brown paper Lunch Bag?

It is SO easy and affordable to make – you can pick up 50 of these brown bags for around $1 in any grocery store and you simply fold, secure and decorate – there is a pocket in the front to hold a little treat such as a Gift Card and then there is the big pouch in the back to hold another larger treat…

I used patterned papers from Deck the Halls to decorate my bag and trimmed it with a piece of gorgeous Seam Binding…I used my Scallop Edge Border Punch to trim the top of my bag and pocket and finished with a tag…

I stamped my tag using a stamp from the versatile set Perfect Punches, punched it out using my Scallop Circle Punch and then I tied it to my ribbon using Linen Thread…it is SO easy to make and what a fabulous way to present a gift card…

Want to see how easy it is to make one?  Here are those easy steps…

You take a lunch bag in the size and color of your choice and fold it…

You then secure the sides – I used staples but you could use brads or eyelets…

If you wish, you can shape the top edge of your bag using a punch – I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch on mine…

And you decorate as wished with pretty patterned papers, stamps, ribbons…whatever your heart desires…

I also trimmed the front pocket with a scallop border too – I didn’t want to punch through the thick bag there and so I simply took another lunch bag and cut off a strip to use to punch my trim – I then adhered my trimmed strip in place with Sticky Strip…

And now you simply fill your bag with treats – I put a Starbucks gift card in my front pouch and a bar of delicious chocolate and a peppermint stick in the back pouch – yum!!!


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30 thoughts on “Lunch Bag Treat Holder…

  • December 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    What a cute and clever idea. I like the fact that it’s very affordable. A great way to give a gift card. Thanks for sharing.


  • December 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    What a great idea! I love it!

  • December 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    What a great idea! A wonderful way to package up a “small token” for those “little something” gifts. I just love all your ideas!

  • December 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Another super cute idea. I wish I could be half as creative. Thanks for all the tutorials

  • December 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    What a great idea! TFS!

  • December 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    What a great way to make a treat bag–can’t wait to try it!

  • December 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    So clever,a quick easy way to share a gift. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • December 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I love this…you are very creative!

  • December 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    This is a great idea! I can’t wait to try it!!! Thx for sharing again! :)

  • December 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    You posted it right on time for me to make this as a holiday thank you gift for teachers.

  • December 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    What a simple, yet fabulous, gift holder! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • December 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Wow, how pretty and clever is that?? Thanks for the idea, Sarah!

  • December 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Love this idea! Very cute!

  • December 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Two pocket holder–I like the idea!

  • December 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Who knew a brown paper lunch bag could look so beautiful and be so useful as a gift? Awesome job and love the simple tutorial, Sarah!

  • December 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    You’re the best! Such cool & easy projects with instructions. It’s like Christmas every day! Thank you.

  • December 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Hi again Sarah,

    I LOVE this idea! It solved a problem for me, so tomorrow I’m going out to purchase paper bags.
    Now my gifts will look sensational. Thanks so much. I love your blogs and look forward to them, can’t believe your level of generosity or creativity.
    Thanks again.

  • December 10, 2010 at 12:01 am

    What a fun, fast and great project. Thanks for all you share. I’ll be trying this one for sure and just in time for Christmas too. Thank You…

  • December 10, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Another fabulous ideas – thanks for sharing! These would be great for classroom give-aways, especially with some of the smaller size bags.

  • December 10, 2010 at 5:52 am

    I love it! Not only is it easy and affordable to make, it is a great size for those bigger treats. I’m sure my kids are going to love making them.

  • December 10, 2010 at 8:07 am

    What a great idea! Just fold up the bottom! This is a real head slapper for me, I have like 200 lunch bags at home that I was getting tired of moving from one spot to another. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks!

  • December 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I have been making these for awhile but I never thought to staple I have been using scor tape. Love them.

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    This is a really cute idea which I plan to use. Thanks.

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm


    I love it! Another great design! Thanks for Sharing!

  • December 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    what a great idea, will have to give it a go.

  • December 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Wonderful Idea! What a great use of brown paper bags. Thanks again for all the great ideas. You are super special!

  • December 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The treat bag is just amazing! I love it! This will be perfect to give as little treats to the ladies in my office. Thank you for your inspiration!

  • December 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Just love your blog! I have lunch sacks on my grocery list! Can’t wait to make a bunch! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

  • December 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hoping you are OK since you haven’t posted since Thursday. Make it a great Sunday and Happy Holidays!
    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

  • December 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve seen these everywhere and wanted to know how to make them. Thank you so much for providing the instructions! You Rock!

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