Need a cute paper bag for your party favors this Halloween? This mini paper bag will do the job! And you can make it yourself using my free Halloween Photoshop brushes and my free mini paper bag template!
If you don’t have Photoshop you can still make these cute bags by purchasing scrapbook paper at your local hobby shop and using my free mini paper bag template.
These bags are 2.75″ wide, 4.75″ tall and about 1.5″ deep.
Free files you will need to make this cute Halloween project:
Make Your Paper Using my Free Halloween Photoshop Brushes
Unzip my free Halloween Photoshop Brushes and load the brushes into your Photoshop program. Use the brushes to create pattern and designs you like, then print. I used standard white printer paper 8.5″ x 11″ to print my designs.
Transfer the paper bag template onto the back of you Halloween paper designs. To do this, I stuck the paper back into the printer to print on the reverse side.
I can’t tell you how to do this because each printer is unique. Be sure you know how your printer pulls paper so that you don’t print on top of your design! Also, if the paper bag template is not facing the right way, your designs could end up upside down! I recommend marking your paper and running a test print with a single word on the page to make sure you understand which way you’ll need to insert the paper to get it to print right.
Or you could avoid the whole issue and have your pages printed by a professional print shop!
Mini Treat Bag Assembly
Cut out your paper. Cut on the solid black lines. The dashes are for folds.
Follow the images to fold and secure your bag. The folding process is like making a paper fan. The first fold is toward you with the pattern side showing, the next away from you so you only see white, and the next is toward you again revealing pattern.
Do the same thing on the other side. Fold away from you, revealing the pattern.
Now fold the paper toward you so you just see the white side.
Fold the last time away from you so the pattern is on top.
Open all the folds you just made and fold up the bottom pieces.
Unfold the bottom pieces.
Now put glue on the small flap with the pattern (on the left side of the image above) and glue it to the inside of the right side of your pattern to make the shape below.
Now lets fold the flaps on the bottom toward the center and glue them. Glue the big flap on the bottom last. And you’re done!
I decorated mine with ribbon. I also used my Free Halloween Photoshop Brushes to create name tags for each bag. You can download blank Free Printable Halloween Name Tags if you don’t want to make your own.
Scroll for more images and to see the bag my son created by drawing his own drawings for Photoshop brushes.
Here’s my sons bag with the designs he drew.
I’d love to see how your bags turn out! Please share them by tagging me on FB: @jennifermangescreative or Instagram: @jennifer_manges.