A photo of diy gift bags

Father’s Day is a holiday when Dad finally gets to sit back, spend quality time with his family, and be pampered like the king he is. And no one is more excited to shower their reigning hero with gifts more than his children!

These adorable and easy-to-make DIY gift bags look like Pop’s favorite button-down shirt and necktie — and inside they hold the most delicious Father’s Day snacks. Best of all, with just a little help from you, your kids can make them.

What you need to make Father’s Day DIY gift bags

  • Paper lunch bags or candy bags
  • Patterned cardstock or scrapbook paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Father’s Day tie and bowtie template
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue stick
  • Dad’s favorite snacks

How to make Father’s Day DIY gift bags

A photo of diy gift bags with Brown Paper Lunch Bags and White Paper Candy Bags
  1. Find the perfect-sized paper bag to hold your Father’s Day treats. Brown paper bags or mini candy bags in any color work just fine, and you can never go wrong when you pick the color of Dad’s favorite button-down shirt! Standard white is a good option, too.
A photo of diy gift bags with Folded Paper Bag to Create a Collared Shirt
  1. Lay a bag flat on the table, with the opening of the bag at the top. Fold the mouth of the bag down about 3 or 4 inches, depending on how big you’d like the collar of the shirt to be.
A photo of diy gift bags with Traced Lines on a Paper Bag to Create a Collared Shirt
  1. Using a ruler and a pen, draw a diagonal line from the bottom-left corner of the bag’s flap to the center of the top of the flap. Draw another diagonal line from the bottom-right corner of the flap to the same top center point. Once you’re done, the lines will make the shape of an inverted “V” on the flap.
A photo of diy gift bags with Trimmed Paper Bag to Create a Collared Shirt
  1. To cut out the triangle shape in the center, take a pair of scissors and follow the lines on the flap.
Ties Cut out From Cardstock
  1. Print this Father’s Day tie and bowtie template onto a piece of patterned cardstock or scrapbook paper. Pick Dad’s favorite tie shape and carefully cut out the shape from the cardstock. (To make sure the tie fits on your paper bag, we gave you two sizes of ties in our template: large ties for lunch bags and small ties for candy bags.) To create the buttons for the shirt, cut out tiny circles from black construction paper.
Candy Bag Filled With Cookies
  1. Open the paper bag and fill it with some of Dad’s favorite snacks, such as gourmet cookies, pretzels, mixed nuts, candy, or popcorn. Fold the collar back down and seal it by placing two pieces of double-sided tape on the inside of the collar and attaching it to the face of the bag.
A photo of diy gift bags with Gift Bags Decorated With Paper Ties and Buttons
  1. Place a piece of double-sided tape on the back of the cardstock tie cutout and attach it to the bag, right at the top of the collar. Then, using a glue stick, glue the black construction paper buttons in a line going down the center of the bag, right below the tie.

And, finito! Faux formalwear stuffed with Dad’s favorite foods. It’ll be a Father’s Day to remember for Pops!

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