These DIY Window Bags are so easy to make. They turn a basic white lunch bag into a darling gift bag in just a few minutes! You can use a template, trace the shape on your bag, and cut out your shape with scissors, but today I am going to show you how I used my Evolution machine to make mine. Either way works just fine!
Supplies Needed for Bag:
Sticky Thumb or packing tape
Clear Cuttable Sheets or Celophane
Supplies Needed for Closure and Embellishments:
Envelope Wraps, labels or any other embellishments
Place your die (cutting side up) inside your bag.
Run through your evolution machine.
Remove insert. You now have a window!
To make these without an evolution machine, trace your shape onto the front of your bag. Gently poke a hole in the center of the traced shape and cut out with scissors.
Use a piece of cellophane or clear plastic big enough to cover your opening. Secure it to the inside of your bag, covering the opening, using sticky thumb or a few pieces of packing tape.
Fill your bag with treats or a gift. I used these for teacher’s gifts. A Jamba Juice gift card and a Fresh Picked bottle of hand soap (in my favorite Bath and Body Works scents).
You can stop there, but I added a fun closure and embellishments to my bag.
To make a crazy 8 closure, fold the top of your bag down 1″.
Poke one brad the center of the 1″ flap. Open the brad to flatten. Place the second brad just below (about an inch) and open to flatten.
Cut a small length (5″) of bakers twine. Tie a knot at one end. Slip the twine under the top brad and loop in a crazy 8 fashion around the second brad and back to the first. Repeat a few times to close off bag. Trim excess twine.
Add a label or any other embellishments you’d like! I love these envelope wraps and like using them for labels on bags too.
Congrats to the winner, #16 Aubrey!
Today I’m giving away some of my favorite crafting embellishments from We R Memory Keepers! To be entered to win this fun prize pack, simply tell me what you’d use them for! Leave a comment below!
Giveaway ends 6/15! You will receive: 2 packages of assorted brads, 2 packages of assorted twine, 1 package envelope wraps and 1 sticky thumb adhesive!
Use this code to receive 20% off any of the products that I used for this project from We R Memory Keepers.
Disclosure: I am a studio member for LifeStyle Crafts/We R Memory Keepers. I receive products of my choosing in exchange for tutorials and projects shared on Gluesticks.
Katrina Paul says
Making Cards with my son!
poorva bhatia says
I am a craftholic, if that’s even a word. I will try to make some DIYs I have learnt from your blog with my community craftholics group.
Rachael Shirley says
Endless possibilities. Would love to try products and share results.
Christina Bowyer says
Making wedding invitations and favors for my sister.
Making those window bags. 🙂
Making greeting cards! And I would love to try making the window bags.
These are way cute Brandy and I bet the teacher’s loved them!
Courtney A says
These look like so much fun. I’d use the goodies for a memory book to celebrate my daughters preschool years, now that shes on to kinder. Thanks.
Shannon Thomas says
I need to embellish more!!!!
I want to make those window bags!
tara leigh kimble says
Making greeting cards!
Rebecca Ball says
I don’t necessarily have a favorite brand – but I tend you steer towards the brads and ribbons for embellishments! They add just the right touch of finish to an otherwise “simple” card. :o)
Rebecca Ball says
I would use thus prize pacakge to embellish homemade greeting cards!! Just got my new desk set up – and am having a lot of fun!!
Ooo, a new crafty space! How fun!
Mary L says
I don’t know what I’d use them for yet. I’d search pinterest to see some good ideas. First thing that comes to my mind is cards, but I want to see what other ideas are out there. Thanks!!
Natalie W says
I am brand new to crafting… My life flipped upside down and I am discovering my hobbies for the first time 🙂
I would use these to make gifts for all my family and friends who have been so supportive over the last year!
I want to make these bags for my baby shower in a few months. This is the cutest idea. I am obsessed with your blog! My husband works during the summer doing door to door sales, so I sit at home all day. I am going to start doing some of these fun crafts and recipes with my little one to keep me busy and sane all summer!
Thank you Aubree, I’m so glad that you are enjoying the site and even more thrilled that you are crafting and getting creative too! 🙂
I need to catch up on my sons scrapbooks
Katharine Swanson-Devinney says
I’d use the brads to make folders for different organizing folder/notebooks. I’d use the floss to make banners and I’d start working on more scrapbook pages.
I will be sharing with my daughter to create cards for her friends over summer break.
I would probably make some scrap book pages.
I love doing crafts but most of all i love watching my kids do them so it would be for whatever they want to be creative and use it for
Those bags are a great idea for end of the year teacher/bus driver gifts. As for the craft supplies, I think I’d use them with my rubber stamps for cards or maybe do some frames with the kids. Thanks for all the great ideas!
they would be given as a treat to my craftoholoc friend!
We R products are some of my favorites! I would use those for scrap pages, cards and crafts for sure! Getting my boys involved in crafty things and letter-writing lately, so might use for some of those projects too.
Would love to try making the bags and also use the supplies for card making
barbara n says
These would make great treat bags for end of school year teacher gifts!!!