DIY

DIY food paper bags

August 15, 2016

I love finger food. Also when I cook, I love to use my hands. Try the dough with my fingers, knead a dough  or mix salads with my bare hands. There’s something that feels so nice about touching my food that makes it taste even better. But I don’t like to hold my food in my hands that get sweaty and in this weather, that’s more often the case that I care to admit.

So I searched for an alternative when I decided I wanted to make fake fries for a spontaneous picnic and I stumbled upon this food paper bag – a few years ago. Yes, I kept this from you for far too long. I promise it’s only because I totally forgot about them.

DIY food paper bag | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

They are just so easily made that I now eat all my fingerfood out of these. Slices of nectarines? No dripping! Ha!

All you need is:

  • baking paper
  • scissors

DIY paper bags (for fries) | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

1 | Cut the paper into 2 squares.

DIY paper bags (for fries) | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

2 | Fold them into halves.

DIY paper bags (for fries) | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

3 | Fold the right corner in like in the picture above.

DIY paper bags (for fries) | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

4 | Do the same with the left corner.

DIY paper bags (for fries) | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

5 | Now fold the peak downwards and fold it into the pocket that’s been created with your left triangle.

DIY paper bags (for fries) | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

6 | Fold the back triangle down as well and you’re done! They are ready to be filled! Enjoy!

DIY food paper bag | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

This food paper bag is great for kids too. The finger won’t get just as dirty. (Still sticky though because you still need your fingers to pick up the food).

DIY food paper bag | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

What do you think? A great alternative to plastic picnic dinnerware, in my humble opinion. You can adjust the size by taking a paper square that’s bigger or smaller.

I’ll share with you tomorrow a recipe that I made this paper bags for: healthy polenta sticks. Stay tuned!

Now. Carry on!

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2 Comments

  • Reply dramatiquedesigns August 15, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    What a cute idea! I must try this at my house party I am having this weekend!

    • Reply sarah August 16, 2016 at 7:06 am

      This a perfect for a party! Have a great celebration! 🎈🎉🎈

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