Custom Chip Bags Step By Step
by Ann Mifsud
Getting down to minor details will make a big difference to how your party setup will ultimately look. When preparing for a kids’ party, most of those planning the event will think about themed food and themed party decorations such as balloons and banners. Few, however, go into the detail of transforming typical party items into personalized party components that fit the chosen theme. This is the difference between an ordinary kids’ party and a jaw-dropping one.
Turning ordinary chip bags into unique party items is a step in the right direction to make your party stand out. All you need is our simple step-by-step guide to create DIY custom chip bags.
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Here is how to make DIY custom chip bags.
Let’s start with the idea for your themed chip bag.
1. How to come up with the best idea for a personalized chip bag
If you have already set your mind on a particular theme for your kid’s party, then go with that theme and make your DIY chip bags to fit that theme. If you are thinking of a neon party for your teenager, for example, your custom chip bags should also match that idea. (For more inspiration on a neon party theme go here.)
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If, on the other hand, you are not planning to go for a particular theme, then we have a simple process to come up with the best idea for personalized party printables and decorations, and in this case, a chip bag.
Picture the person or commemoration you are planning the party for, and write down three to six words or phrases that immediately come to your mind when you think of that person or observance.
Consider their likes, hobbies, favorite color, sport, a milestone, or a particular wish they have expressed. If it is a family or a national observance, picture its significance, colors, and numbers associated with it, items that are usually displayed on the day, and so on.
Then convert these words into images to get a clear idea of what you should include on your custom chip bag.
We go into more detail and examples on how this process works in, How To Make An Eye-Catching Party Banner.
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Next comes the design of your personalized chip bag.
2. How to design a custom chip bag quickly
The quickest and easiest way to design a custom-made chip bag is using a word processor. Here’s how we do it.
Download our free printable chip bag template. It is a transparent (png) file.
Open a new blank document in Word, Pages, or Google Docs, and choose landscape from page setup.
Drag our transparent chip bag template on the blank page.
Resize the chip bag template by extending it to the limits of the whole page. In doing so on an A4/Us Letter page you will end up with the right measurements for a custom chip bag that will hold a 1oz (28g) chip bag, like the ones found in the Frito Lay Classic Assorted Box.
Change the page background to the color you have in mind for your DIY chip bags.
If you are using Microsoft Word go to Design > Page Color > Theme Colors or Standard Colors.
If you are working on Pages (Mac), click on Document (top right-hand corner) > Section > Background > Color Fill.
If you are editing on Google Docs, select File > Page Setup > Page Color.
Add text and image/s to the front of the chip bag. For ease of use, we have outlined where you can add a text box and the front image. Don’t worry about the text and markings of the template. When you finish with your customizations you can remove the template.
Next, add more text on both back flaps, as shown in our template. We have provided some fun nutrition facts and a barcode in the same download if you wish to use them.
Consecutively, add two rectangles covering all the top and bottom borders and you are done with the design of your chip bag.
Remove our transparent (png) chip bag template and spend time looking at your finished product tweaking any element if necessary.
3. How to assemble a DIY chip bag effortlessly
Finally, you are ready to assemble your DIY custom chip bags.
Print your DIY chip bag, preferably on thin, glossy (A4/Us Letter) paper.
Adjust your printer settings to glossy paper and borderless printing.
Cut out any white outer border.
Use double-sided roller tape (or glue stick) to go over the bottom and inner side border.
With the chip bag facing down, fold the back flaps until they overlap just a little over each other. Press on the side edges to make the back flaps stick together.
Press together the bottom borders, starting from the middle and moving outwards on both sides of the custom chip bag.
Put a 1oz (28g) chip bag or any other treats that fit in your DIY bag and seal off the top borders in the same manner as you did with the bottom ones.
As an option, you can use paper crimper to make creases on the upper and lower edges of your personalized chip bag. Your bags will look incredibly realistic.
Your personalized chip bags are ready to be displayed and served at your party.
Last thoughts on how to make DIY custom chip bags
If you are after a memorable celebration, no detail is too small. Personalizing chip bags is one of the few efforts you can make to stand out from the ordinary way of doing parties at home. You can make DIY custom chip bags quickly and easily.
Follow our step-by-step instructions to come up with a good idea of what your homemade chip bags will look like, design them without necessarily being a designer, and assemble them in no time. We have prepared a free downloadable custom chip bag template to make things easier for you.
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Hi I'm Ann
Mom to three kids, I am the proud co-founder of Easy Kids' Parties. After a career in journalism and education, I diverted my skills to creating this website, with the aim of helping all those parents out there who wish to organize amazing and memorable parties for their kids but feel overwhelmed at the idea. Discover more...
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