DIY Favor Bags for Macarons

As a huge fan of macarons, I love this sweet + easy diy sent over from Shauna Younge. It would make a perfect wedding or bridal shower favor. :)

From Shauna, As a Minneapolis-based dessert table designer, I was thrilled to learn that hometown retailer, Target, recently added French macarons to their bakery lineup. After sampling each delectable flavor, I was inspired to design a favor bag befitting these little morsels of affordable luxury. I dressed up glassine favor bags with custom made, printable Thank You labels.

diy macaroon bags

In honor of the macaron’s French origins, each label features a bold “Merci” as well as the flavor name in French. Six color-coordinated labels boast of the single yummy treat inside: Macaron au Citron (Lemon), Macaron a la Framboise (Raspberry), Macaron a la Vanille (Vanilla), Macaron au Pistache (Pistachio), Macaron au Cafe (Coffee), and Macaron au Chocolat (Chocolate).

diy macaroon tags

diy macaroon tags

Color printer
Glassine favor bag (can be found here)
X-acto Knife
Double-sided tape

1. Download the label graphic. Follow the directions in the PDF for printer settings, label folding tips, and cutting advice.
2. Add a finishing touch to the bags and scallop the top with a pair of pinking shears or a rotary cutter.
3. Add macarons and fold down bag opening.
4. Affix the color-coordinated label using double-sided tape.
5. To maintain freshness and avoid food stains on the bag, line it with parchment paper.
6. Voilà! You’re ready to treat your guests to a little taste of Paris.

{all photos by Shauna with the exception of the top right via here}

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  1. super cute graphic and awesome tutorial! good work, those little bags are adorable!

  2. Oh these are just so cute!!! And I love that you can buy macarons at Target! Will be making a trip there soon! Thanks for sharing.


  3. Jen,

    Thank you so much for sharing my macaron favors with your readers! I’m honored and thrilled.



  4. I am a lover of macarons. Is target carrying macarons everywhere or just in a specific store. Great favour idea.

  5. This is really sweet! But as I’m french I must correct something… it’s “macaron à la pistache” and not “au pistache” pistache is a feminine word
    But it’s a little detail, and this idea is adorable!

  6. Hi Sarah, all of the Super Targets are carrying the macarons in their bakery section. They haven’t been introduced to the smaller ones yet.

    Hi Typhaine, I used this English-French Translator when designing the bags. It says pistache is masculine, but they must have made a mistake. Sorry about that.

    Best, Shauna

  7. Oh my gosh…those bags are so cute and easy!! Now just another reason for me to encourage my brides to do macaron favors so my team and I can gorge on a few of the extras!! :)

  8. The Super Targets in Utah don’t have these. I’m so bummed and hope someday we will get them.

  9. very different concept, i liked the posts and pictures.

  10. Hi Shauna
    Tiphaine is right, the good sentence is “macaron à la pistache” and don’t forget accent on the “à”
    “a” without accent is the verb “to have”
    Thanks for these bags


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