Have you ever wondered “what do I need to make custom chip bags”? Or “How to make my own chip bags”? Well, you’ve come to the right place. To help, I’ve compiled a list of supplies, resources and assembly video to show you how to make chip bags.
Supplies Needed to Make Custom Chip Bags
- Glossy Party Printables Paper from Pretty Party & Crafty
- Double-sided adhesive or glue gun
- Paper Crimper
What’s the best paper for custom chip bags?
Pretty, Party & Crafty’s Party Printables Glossy Inkjet Paper is the best paper for custom chip bags. It’s also great for other treat wrappers such as fruit snacks, gummy bears, chocolate bars and more. Waterproof sticker paper is also available if you’re creating matching juice pouch labels.
How to Design DIY Chip Bags
I am a hard-core Adobe fan. In the beginning, I used free programs, like Inkscape. Now, I exclusively use Adobe products. You can get the Photography Plan for just 9.99 a month here!
You can purchase a template from us to get you started. What I love about our template is that it is designed to be printed borderless, and eliminates the need for scissors!
Then simply add your text and images to your template. There are photoshop templates and canva templates available. But you can also find word doc templates online as well.
When designing, set your paper to landscape and your design will be a full page 8.5×11. The middle section will be the front and is approximately 5.25 inches wide. The left and right section will be the back, once wrapped around.
How to Print Custom Chip Bags
When printing your chip bag, print from your design program. I do not recommend printing from Design Space. Print from Photoshop, Affinity, Word or whatever program you used to design and print as a photo from your computer. If you downloaded your design, the easiest way would be to right click your downloaded image and select PRINT from the options.
If using our template and printing from an inkjet printer, I recommend printing borderless. It eliminates the need for trimming later.
Ensure you have your settings set to match your paper. If using our paper, when you click PRINT, go to OPTIONS or PRINT SETTINGS/PREFERENCES and select GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER as your paper type and quality to high.
How to Assemble Custom Chip Bags
There are many ways you can assemble custom chip bags. Below I am including assembly videos to show two ways to assemble your own chip bags The first video is from tik tok which shows how to make custom chip bags resealable. The second video is how I used to do it. Personally, I prefer the resealable method.
If you want to practice, check out one of our designs you can download for free!
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