DIY: Paper Bag Menus

Oh the good ol’ brown paper bags. Memories of school tuck-shops and synonymous with Hong Kong street food (the egg waffles, fishballs), these paper bags make for a rustic addition to your big day. You can use them as thank you favour bags for a candy bar, a 2-in-1 menu and gift bag or fill them up with flowers for your ceremony exit. The choice is yours.



Brown Paper Bags – Wah Kiu Plastic Bags, G/F, 222 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Inkjet Printer + Ink

Tip:  Use dark colours for your design and as much as you’d like your letters to be in white, there’s no such thing as white printer ink.


Tape along the frayed edges to prevent the bag from jamming in your printer. This is not 100% foolproof but will cut down the chances of it occurring.

Input the paper bag measurements into your printer settings.  Click print and hope that your paper bag won’t jam.

Ta da. Your first DIY brown paper bag with your own design. For this example, the dinner menu was printed on the paper bags which doubled up as a wedding favour – the favour being their favourite Cheesies chips from Canada.

Photos by Bridelicious

Photo credit: KC @

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