How to Make Party Candy Bags

by Rachel Marton ; Updated September 28, 2017

Create your own candy bags.

flowers and shopping bags image by Cristina Cazan from

Items you will need

  • Cellophane bags
  • Sticker paper sheets (for printers)
  • Card stock
  • Candy
  • Stapler
  • Small paper bags or paper grocery bags
  • Stamps or other decorative element
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon

Party favors and gift bags are one of the best parts about attending a party, the anticipation about what is going to be inside and the surprise in finding out what is really in there. Candy bags provide your guests with a "thank you." Not only that, but they can also be customized to add to the excitement in leaving with your own goody bag. Guests will appreciate the thought and creativity behind homemade candy bags.

Cellophane Candy Bags

Step 1

Print out a design on either the sticker paper or card stock for your candy bags.

Step 2

Open a cellophane bag and measure the bottom dimensions of the bag.

Step 3

Cut pieces of card stock matching the measurements from Step 2. Place in the bottom of the bags.

Step 4

Fill your bags with assorted candy.

Step 5

Using the measurements in Step 2, cut your printed designs to match the width of the bags.

Step 6

If using sticker paper, remove the backing and seal the bag. If using card stock, fold over and staple in the center.

Paper Candy Bags

Step 1

If making your own bags, take your paper grocery bag and open it up, ungluing where it was put together. Following the bag's template, reduce it in size to meet your requirements and draw it on the bag.

Step 2

Cut and glue your mini-bags.

Step 3

Decorate your bags using stamps, stickers, markers or any other medium.

Step 4

Punch two holes at the top of your bags.

Step 5

Fill your bags with candy and secure by tying ribbon through the holes.


  • You can also create labels to go on the front of the bag. Just print your logo on some sticker paper (or use double-sided tape with regular paper) and place on the center of the bag before filling.

Photo Credits

  • flowers and shopping bags image by Cristina Cazan from

About the Author

Though her passion is teaching, Rachel Marton began freelance writing in 2004. Her articles appear on eHow, as well as the health and wellness blog, Then Heather Said. Marton has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art history and anthropology from Texas State.