DIY Download: Cello Bag Labels

A few weeks ago we asked you to vote on which inspiration board you think should inspire our next DIY download. Well, this board received the most votes so we’ve created this adorable DIY project with the same vintage homespun feel…

These labels are perfect for a sweet & simple at-home wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal tea. Filling the bags with homemade treats would make them even more charming! Like our last DIY download, this project is really easy and affordable. Here’s how…

Tools: Shown above: (A) Cellophane food bags (FDA Approved). We used a 3.5″ x 2″ x 7.5″ gusset bag which you can get here – $8.00 for 25 bags.  (B) Ruler  (C) bone folder (D) x-acto knife (E) Ribbon – 1/4″ width works best  (F) 1/8″ Fiskars Hole Punch  (G) Martha Stewart decorative edge punch (not sure of the name of this particular design but they’re sold at Michaels).

Step 1: Using your color printer, print the free template on white cardstock (click on the link at the bottom of this post to download the template). Use the bone folder and ruler to score along the dotted “fold” line on the template.

Step 2: Trim out the labels using your ruler and x-acto knife. Be sure to use a cutting mat – it cushions the x-acto blade and saves your surfaces from nicks and scratches. Fold the label along the score mark you created with the bone folder. Pre-folding the label makes it much easier to apply later.

Step 3: Use the decorative edge punch to create the eyelet cutout on the front of the label.

Step 4: Cut a 12″ length of ribbon. Fill the cellophane bag with treats of your choice then fold down the top of the bag. You may need one or two folds, depending on the contents of the bag.

Step 5: Place the label on the bag – the folded top of the cello bag should be sandwiched between the font and back of the label. If the bag has a seam on one side, make sure it faces the back (same side as the yellow floral pattern on the label).

Step 6: Holding the label in place on the top of the bag, use your hole punch to punch two holes (use the small circles marked on the label as a guide). Make sure to punch all the way through both sides of the label and the bag.

Step 7: Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie so that the knot (or bow) is at the front of the label.

Step 8: After tying the ribbon, cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle for a finished look.

Display and enjoy!

In addition to the yellow, we’ve also included a bonus palette in the download based on this color combination which we think would also work well with the charming vintage theme.

We would love to see how our little creations are doing out there in the real world. Be sure to leave us a comment letting us know how you plan to use the labels, what you plan to put in the bags, how you’re going to display them…whatever…we want to know! If you’d like to share photos, feel free to email us at blog {at} betsywhite {dot} com…we’d love to hear from you!

Download Cello Bag Favor Labels
  • Jennifer

    June 30, 2009 at 9:32 am

    These will be perfect for my sister’s bridal shower! Thanks!

  • Brooke

    July 2, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    These are amazing! So gosh darn pretty. Oh I’m off to print (and link) :)

    What a great share, thank you!

  • shawna

    July 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm


    Could you come up with an indian version of this… like an indian sweets box, that I could feature on my site? I know my brides would LOVE it!


  • Rachel

    July 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Wow, these are gorgeous! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking to this.

  • talda

    July 5, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    these are fantastic! i just linked to to them from my site and made a note for my future wedding planning. thanks for making these available!

  • Amy @ Living Locurto

    July 7, 2009 at 3:04 am

    These are great! I can’t wait to feature them. I just made something similar myself for teacher gifts. Love the vintage look.

  • Paige

    July 7, 2009 at 10:49 am

    These are lovely! I had just finished making bag toppers for a bridal shower I hosted last weekend when I saw these. I love that your flower design covers the back as well – I will have to remember that for next time. :)

  • A @ Kind Over Matter

    July 7, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Oh these are sooo lovely!

    Linked you!

    Peace to you!

  • Sherry

    July 7, 2009 at 11:19 am

    These are perfect for any occasion! Thank you so much!

  • iMatrimony

    July 10, 2009 at 9:28 am

    How adorable!! They seem pretty simple to make. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Dawn

    July 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Awesome! I am so excited to try these out! :)

  • Kate Gaines

    July 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Carrie

    December 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    this is a great idea and would be perfect for some last minute christmas treats too

  • Syuhada

    January 9, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Hello. Sorry, this is first time I enter this website. Lovely website :) So wanna ask, if I download this DIY and use it, should I credit it to you? Should I ask your permission first before use it? Please reply :)

  • Eileen

    August 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Hello There,

    These are absolutely adorable. I plan on using these for several occasions, one of them maybe even for a kids party since the colors go with the theme. Any time I use these, I will send you the pics.

    Thanks so much for sharing your AWESOME creation.


  • todi

    August 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    AMAZING.Thank you for sharing

  • Charlotte

    December 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    these were perfect for my most recent project. i sent my younger sisters in college some treat packages during finals to keep them going, this added a great touch! thanks

  • bridalfashion

    August 22, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Oh these are sooo lovely!

  • Deb B

    February 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I just found your site through living locurto and am so happy I did. I LOVE these labels. I have been searching for 2 days for just the right label and colors for a thank you bag topper and this is it, vintage colors. THANK YOU! I am now your newest follower.

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