Crafts: How to Make a Back to School Chalkboard Treat Bag


School starts back up for us in one week. We have been busy buying new clothes and shoes and getting haircuts. I feel like everything is on schedule and thought it would be fun to make a cute back-to-school treat bag. This bag would be great for your child to give to their teacher on the first day of school filled with school supplies and yummy treats. Or you could make this for your child's first day of school lunch—wouldn't this cute bag make their day?  So let's get started!

 How to Make a Chalkboard Treat Bag


  • Paper sack
  • Chalkboard vinyl
  • Ribbon
  • Red, green, and brown paper for the apple
  • Chalk
  • Solid and striped matching cardstock
  • School supplies or treats


Front of Bag:

Take your paper sack and fold over the top. I folded the top over about an inch. I then measured the rest of the bag to determine how big I wanted to make my chalkboard piece. Using some chalkboard vinyl, I cut out a rectangle piece that measured 4 1/4 inches x 6 1/4 inches. I then peeled off the vinyl backing and placed the chalkboard vinyl onto the paper sack.

I then cut two pieces of ribbon that measured the entire width of the bag. Glue the ribbon pieces towards the bottom of the bag as shown.

For the apple, you could use any cute apple die cut. I cut this apple out by hand—I made some leaves and a stem and then glued everything together. Then using a pen, I made some stitch marks around the apple and on the leaves. For fun, I added a little square and made it look like it was patched on and then glued on a button. I love how the apple turned out and I think it looks so cute on the bag.

Using chalk, add any cute message. My bag says "Thank You" but you could put other catchy titles like "A is for Apple" or "You're an A+ Teacher/Kid" or "Have a great first day of school!" Really anything would be great and this could be personalized however you want.

Fill the bag up with school supplies or treats or your child's lunch for the first day.

Top of Bag:

Grab a piece of matching green cardstock and a scrap of striped green paper. The green cardstock was cut to 5 1/4 inches x 3 inches and the striped green paper was cut to 5 inches x 2 1/2 inches. Fold each piece in half (length wise). Place the pieces of paper over the folded top of bag as pictured below.

Punch two holes and put a piece of ribbon or tulle through the holes—I used red tulle. Tie in a knot and cut to the desired length.

I think this cute Chalkboard Treat Bag will be great for your child's first day back to school!

Summer Rumsey loves most anything related to crafts and cooking. She enjoys sharing her crafts and recipes along with random moments of life on her blog Summer Scraps.


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