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DIY Colorful Lunch Bag Cut Outs


This is a quick little DIY that came about when I was working on another project (you’ll get to see it next week!), and yes, I did shoot both a few hours before I boarded a red eye to the East Coast (instead of packing). I then found an x-acto knife in my carry on just before we left. Probably a good thing to remove before security! Since it’s back to school time for many, I thought it would be fun to jazz up those brown paper lunch bags with some colored cardstock and letter or shape cut-outs. These would also be great for party favors. I’m apparently really into monogramming things these days!

DIY Back to School Lunch Bags

Supply List:

Brown Paper Lunch Bags
Letter or Shape Templates (Print out large letters from your computer, or free hand it!)
Scissors (x-acto knife helps too!)
Colored Card stock
Tape and/or Glue

To Make:

Trace your shape onto your lunch bag. Make sure to leave enough room at the top so you can fold the bag over (I’d do mine even lower next time).

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Cut out your shape, I did this with an x-acto and put a small cutting board inside the bag to prevent cutting through both sides. You could easily do this with scissors too. Then cut a rectangle of colored paper, just big enough to cover your entire cut out.

DIY Colorful School Lunch Bags DIY Graphic School Lunch Bags

Tape and/or glue your paper inside the bag behind your cut out. I taped mine first, then added glue (you can do this with a tooth pick or small glue stick) to seal down the loose edges.

DIY Graphic Lunch Bags DIY Colorful Lunch Bags

I had to break out the DIY fringe treat bags again to go with this, what a FUN first day of school lunch this would be, huh!?

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