goodie bag labels: assembly instructions

Goodie Bag Label Assembly Instructions

Back in 2009, we created this simple DIY project which we posted on our blog and we're thrilled to see how popular it's been over the years! These labels are an easy, affordable way to add lots of style to a basic goodie bag. Fill the bags with edible treats or any other thoughtful favor for your wedding or party guests. Happy crafting!

step 1: gather your tools

Tools Required fo Goodie Bag Label Assembly

Here's what you'll need for this project:
A: Brown paper lunch bags – available at most grocery stores for under $5.00 for a package of 100. You can also use white paper bags if you prefer.
B: Ruler
C: X-acto knife – a must-have for any crafter!
D: A bone folder – another must-have
E: Double-sided tape OR...
F: Duck Easy-Stick® Double Stick Adhesive (we would recommend the Easy-Stick over regular double-sided tape because it's really fast and easy to use).

steps 2-4: print, score and trim the labels

Goodie Bag Label Assembly Instructions - Steps 2 to 4

STEP 2: After you've ordered the Goodie Bag Label in the color(s) of your choice, print the PDF template using your color printer.

STEP 3: Use the bone folder and ruler to score along the dotted "fold" line on the template.

STEP 4: 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.

steps 5-7: score, fold and fill the bags

Goodie Bag Label Assembly Instructions - Steps 5 to 7

STEP 5: Using the bone folder and ruler, score the paper bag for easy folding. We recommend that you score the bag 1.5 inches from the top.

STEP 6: Fold the paper bag at the score mark then fold a second time. Run the bone folder along the edges to make a nice, crisp fold. Pre-folding the bags will make it much easier to have a uniform look when all the favors are displayed…it will also make assembly easier and faster.

STEP 7: Fill the bags with your goodies then fold the tops down. (note: If filling with cookies or any other edible favor, be sure to put them in a box or glassine bag first so you won't get grease spots on your paper bags). Using the Easy-Stick, apply adhesive the the back of the label. Add the label to the bag – the long side of the label should be on the same side as the bag's fold. The short side of the label wraps around to the back of the bag.

step 8: display and enjoy!

You can display your bags as a group (lined up in rows on a buffet table) or they can be displayed at individual place settings... it's up to you! Have fun!