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Make your own Cellophane bags

Make your own Cellophane bags

Cellophane bags, as opposed to sheets of cellophane, make wrapping homemade baked goods a breeze and are available in a variety of sizes.


  • Place baked goods into the cellophane bag. For a great treat, try the Shortbread Stars
  • Gather the top edges of the bag and seal tightly, close to the gift, using a single piece of ribbon (rubber bands or sticky tape would also work). This will allow you to decorate your bag without having to hold the cellophane in place.
  • Decorate the top of the bag using curling ribbon (using one edge of a pair of scissors to create beautiful curls), store-bought ribbon bows or a tie a simple bow with a piece of twine. You may also wish to fasten a Christmas decoration, cookie cutter or gift tag to the outside of the bag.


  • Simply trim the top of the bag if there is too much cellophane.
  • Consider placing baked goods on a plate before inserting into the bag.
  • Create a gift hamper in a basket with a variety of individually wrapped items in cellophane bags, and then use a large bag around the entire hamper.
  • Depending on the size you require, oven bags can be a more cost-effective solution than cellophane bags. 

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