DIY Christmas Treat Bags

DIY Christmas Treat Bags - Great for presenting cookies One of the dilemmas when giving homemade cookies to friends and family over the Christmas, is how to present them, keep them fresh and how to make sure they don’t break, especially when sending via the post. This is a quick and easy idea I came up with earlier, that keeps the cookie firmly in place – so it’s less likely to break, keeps it fresh and looks really pretty too!

As you can see, I’ve used these treat bags to wrap up some homemade gingerbread, using this recipe (minus the moomins!)

DIY Treat Bags

You will need… DIY Christmas Treat Bags

  • Cellophane
  • Cardboard or thick, sturdy card
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape


  1. Cut out a piece of card big enough to fit your cookie on. Cut out a piece of greaseproof paper the same size and place the greaseproof paper on top of the card.
  2. Cut a strip of cellophane to wrap around the card (leaving lot’s of room at the top and some at the bottom.) Keep the cellophane wrapped tightly and secure with tape.
  3. Fold the bottom up and secure with tape.
  4. Gather the top of the bag and secure with a ribbon. Use scissors to score the ribbon to create ringlet effects (optional) and chop off any excess cellophane at the top.

To post, wrap around some bubble wrap or plenty of tissue paper and parcel up! I used an upside down lid from a box, wrapped in thick bubble wrap and brown paper.

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Do you ever send cookies in the post to family and friends? How do you usually package homemade treats?

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PS. I’m off to Ireland for a few days, so I may not get around to responding to comments and messages for a while. But will as soon as I can. Enjoy the holidays everyone! x

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  1. says

    I actually really look forward to reading your latest blog posts,,,if you haven’t guessed already!
    I’m not crazy I swear haha! This is SO adorable, perhaps something I can do in exchange for not having the Moomin cutters! I am a tad obsessed too, my brother has the cutest little moomin babygrow and my Dad has one to match..since I moved out something went wrong hahah! xx

  2. says

    Great ideas (you know how much I adore cute packaging!). ; ) I’m generally very afraid to ship cookies so I stick to delivery I can make by car. This could change because your idea is very do-able and looks very sturdy yet pretty altogether.
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      • says

        Hi Aimee, just wanted to let you know I put your tips to good use. The sturdy cardboard idea is really great. I’ve saved a few cardboard pieces during Christmas and I finally got my act together and sent a friend of mine a care package..some brownies, shortbreads and other treats. I wrapped my goodies up and put sturdy cardboard on both sides of the packaged treats inside their bags. I think that’s going to provide great cushioning. Thanks! :)
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  3. says

    What a wonderful idea Aimee! I love how sturdy it keeps the cookies :) Love the cute packaging and your adorable gingerbread cookies, the recipients who get these are very lucky :)

    • says

      It rained the whole time – surprise, surprise! Did you get to try it out Consuelo? Hope it worked well and I hope you have a faaaaaaaaaaabulous Christmas! x

  4. says

    Genius idea on the greaseproof paper and these cookie men are cute. I’m no baker ;( I wish I can make cookies all the time and most of my family/friends live faraway :( so it is expensive to ship int’l. I like to package my homemade treats in beautiful mason jars…they are handy to have use and they can be reused by them! Speaking of Ireland, have a wonderful time there… my bf has fond memories there, but Ive never been there, haha, I imagine it is also a lovely country and of course… plenty of liqueur to try!

  5. says

    So cute, love these! I would love to receive a cookie like this, I have been making my Christmas gifts this year…..little tree decorations, I think a handmade gift is way better, more personal!
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