Now that there are several weeks worth of posts up at Persia Lou for the Handmade Holiday series, I thought I would share my contribution here. If you already saw this one, pop over to Persia Lou and check out the rest of the Handmade Holiday series. I’ve gotten some great ideas for holiday projects there already!
Not only does a marathon cookie baking session early in the season get me in the holiday mood, it also provides for enough hostess gifts, potluck offerings and drop-in guest snacking enjoyment to last through the New Year. If you’re interested in organizing a cookie baking marathon of your own, you can check out this post. But today I’m going to share a little packaging idea for giving homemade cookies to a special holiday host or hostess.
What you’ll need:
- Plastic wrap
- Craft paper
- Printer paper
- Scotch tape
- Baker’s twine or ribbon
- Decorative tin or box
- Tissue paper (optional)
Type out the name of each cookie in a fun font (I used Jane Austen, which you can download here for free) and print it out on regular printer paper. Then cut out each label. Tape the label to the appropriate stack.
Tie baker’s twine or a ribbon around each stack for a bit of color.
Pile your cookies into your decorative tin. The vintage tin I found was a bit large for the number of cookies I had so I lined the inside with tissue paper prior to stacking the cookie parcels. This arrangement also looks nice laid out in a regular gift box so the recipient can seen the names of each of the cookies when he or she opens the box. I just didn’t happen to have one that was deep enough.
Finally, tie with a big, festive ribbon.