Feature Friday – How to Create an Embellished Paper Pouch


Today I have a little treat package for you which I’ve used to package up a home-made cookie. (Yours could be store bought if that’s not your thing, I promise I’ll never tell!) Don’t you think these would be a lovely surprise for your kids in their lunch boxes with a little love note instead of a recipe card? Or what about an informal favor for a friend who’s come over for a cup of coffee?  In today’s video I’ll show you step by step how to make the little pouch from a regular brown paper lunch sack, and then I’ll show you how I embellished the pouch to look like this:

The pouch ends up with two openings, so the cookie is tucked in one, and I’ve created a hand-stamped recipe card to tuck in the smaller pocket. I’m working with my favorite recipe Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Smitten Kitchen.  My kids can’t eat nuts, so I substitute chocolate chips and I generally use Craisins for extra flavor instead of regular raisins.  Oh goodness, they’re so tasty, I might have go go gobble up the last few remaining ones (as a crafter, I’m sure I’m not alone in eating my props right?)

Here’s my project start to finish, remember you can find project ideas, tutorials and more on the MFT YouTube Channel.


Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

Comments are closed.