Make This: DIY Mylar Heart Treat Bags


Valentine DIY // mylar treat bags

I may have an affinity for flowers and it is true that I wore a skirt yesterday, but truly, I am not a girlie girl. I don’t like ruffles. I strongly dislike tiaras. And I’m not a huge fan of pink. But hot pink/magenta mylar? Oh yeah! I can get onboard with that.

So, I made these little treat bags for parties and gifts to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

As with pretty much all of my DIYs, they’re super easy to make. And won’t take long to knock out either. Want to make you own?

gift bags for valentine's day


  • magenta mylar sheets (or metallic tissue paper)
  • glassine treat bags
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • pen or mater (optional)


1. Grab your scissors and freehand cut hearts of various sizes. I prefer hearts are a little imperfect and even a little wonky. I think they have more character. BUT if you don’t feel comfortable heading straight for the scissors, draw hearts with a pen or marker first on the opposite side of the mylar sheet.

2. Once the hearts are cut, flip them over and cover with a thin layer of glue.

3. Attach to glassine bags and let dry. Add your favorite treat (donuts, popcorn, candy, etc) and enjoy.

Does it get any easier? I love the simplicity of this project because you can do it last minute. If you have kids, these are perfect little goodie bags to bring in as Valentines for your child’s classroom. And if you’re just a kid at heart, like me, they’re great for V-Day parties or as a little treat for friends.


DIY mylar and glassine heart bags for V-Day

valentine DIY // mylar + glassine donut treat bags

Photography, concept, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

By the way, those sprinkled donuts were insanely delicious. So if you’re looking for something to fill your goodies bags with, go to the grocery store and pick up Entenmann’s party cake donuts. They aren’t fancy. Or good for you. But they will get the job done.

28 comments | Click here to reply

So cute idea!! I want to try…

Viky —

MySecretFashionPoison | February 4th, 2014 at 9:36 am

You should definitely give it a try. It’s so easy!

papernstitch | February 4th, 2014 at 9:40 am

This is a fun idea! I’m most definitely gonna try it this weekend 🙂
Mademoiselle Bagatelles recently posted..ROGER VIVIER VU PAR OLIVIA BEE

Mademoiselle Bagatelles | February 4th, 2014 at 9:42 am

Oh good. I’d love to see how they turn out if you end up making some of these little guys.

papernstitch | February 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am


YOLONDA WASHINGTON | February 4th, 2014 at 11:05 am


My blog:

Sarisfashion | February 4th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

So cute! And even better with those donuts inside. I’ll take that over a box of chocolates any day. 🙂

Laicie | February 4th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Cool! Where did you get the mylar?!

Blaise | February 4th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I love that these are so simple, yet make a huge impact! I’m also picturing red and blue mylar stars for a 4th of July party…so cute and so versatile!
B @ The Sequin Notebook recently posted..Love Potion Martini

B @ The Sequin Notebook | February 4th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Shut up! I freaking love these! So cute!
Sharon Garofalow recently posted..#HonestTurns2 with a Party

Sharon Garofalow | February 4th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Came across your sweet treat bags at craftgawker. Thanks so much for sharing! Pinned 😉
Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate recently posted..Trip Report Tuesday // WDW Day 12 & a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate | February 5th, 2014 at 12:06 am

This is SO cute! Love the pics too!
Courtney @ Pizzazzerie recently posted..DIY Anthropologie Inspired Candles

Courtney @ Pizzazzerie | February 5th, 2014 at 12:08 am

So cute!!!
Chantal Vandenberg recently posted..Some watercolour fun! 🙂

Chantal Vandenberg | February 5th, 2014 at 8:18 am

[…] about 12 in the process of making them, like I did) so they are perfect for packing up into these DIY Mylar Heart Treat Bags […]

Make This: Organic Heart Shaped Peppermint Patties for Valentine’s Day | Paper & Stitch | February 5th, 2014 at 9:00 am

[…] Conversation Heart Balloons // 2. Mylar Treat Bags // 3. Heart Pillows // 4. Giant Heart Balloon Art // 5. Pom Pom Heart Cake Topper // 6. XOXO […]

VALENTINE’S PARTY DIYS | Emily Hill Events | February 5th, 2014 at 9:07 am

[…] credits: 1) Photo by Tim Gibson for Oh Happy Day, 2) The Effortless Chic, 3) Paper & Stitch, 4) Rifle Paper Co, 5) Dyan Kethley Photography for Glitter […]

Valentine’s Day DIY ideas | February 6th, 2014 at 3:53 am

[…] These treat bags stole my heart with the mylar addition! […]

Fresh Found | The Proper Pinwheel | February 7th, 2014 at 5:06 am

[…] Decoração para Bolo com Balão | Saquinho de Guloseimas […]

Alma Camponesa » Arquivos » 6 diy para fazer essa semana | February 9th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

[…] 10. Plantable Paper Hearts -evermine blog 11. Accordion Hearts Gift Toppers -house of earnest 12. Mylar Heart Treat Bags -paper & stitch 13. Pinata Love Gram -studio […]

50 Handmade Valentine Ideas at Hands Occupied | February 11th, 2014 at 8:06 am

[…] Mylar Heart Treat Bags // Paper & Stitch // Stuffed with homemade cookies, donut holes, or even just some little […]

Love List: 10 Last Minute DIY Valentine's Gifts | Lovely Wren | February 11th, 2014 at 10:06 am

[…] alison show; don’t have felt? you could easily make this flat with construction paper // mylar heart treat bag, via paper’n'stitch; no mylar? use whatever you have nearby, like tissue paper, foil, or even a […]

Be My Valentine {5 quick project ideas} | The Sparrow's Nest | February 11th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

This is such a great idea for any occasion! Simply find some food packaging bags and have a cool treat.

Rachel | February 19th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I love the idea! So sweet!
Katrine recently posted..Taylor Swift – Ours

Katrine | February 20th, 2014 at 5:51 am

[…] Ambalaje simple, dar de mare efect. Sunt uÈ™or de realizat È™i le poÈ›i folosi pentru snackuri, cadouri, […]

Ghid de mai | Revista Atelierul | May 2nd, 2014 at 1:58 am

[…] anyone? Spruce up your simple treat bags with super easy mylar hearts for some unexpected shine. (via Paper & […]

7 CHIC AND FABULOUS DIYS | Best Friends For Frosting | June 12th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

One source of mylar is the mylar balloon you received for your birthday, Valentines Day or whatever and couldn’t bring yourself to throwing it away when it finally deflated.

Janet J | July 19th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I went ahead and used deflated mylar balloons from BD party! Some of them are colored inside too!

Mary | August 15th, 2014 at 10:28 pm

[…] donut boxes by sugar and charm / mylar treat bags by paper & stitch XO gift wrap by sugar & cloth / heart cake – source unknown heart garland by 52 weeks […]

six favorite valentines diys | almost makes perfect | February 1st, 2015 at 7:37 pm
Leave a reply

CommentLuv badge