I host a cookie exchange every Christmas season and part of our fun is the way we package our cookies. It has actually become a contest. This coming year we even have a theme of fa la la la la. We must come up with some cookie and packaging combo related to Christmas music, angles singing, or a choir. Any suggestions? This was my idea, but I am stumped on this one.
By Marta from PA
How about putting them in a box, cover with Christmas wrapping paper and put a CD on the cover that has Christmas music. You can find them for like a dollar in the stores, especially this time of year. Doesn't have to be a best seller but any holiday music cd, the recipients get cookies plus holiday music too!
There are lots of plastic canvas Christmas patterns for boxes of different sizes. Plastic canvas is easy to do.
You can put them in plastic containers,or use plastic packaging and tie a ribbon,or pack well and put them in small baskets.or get a glass jug and pack them or in biscuit tins,in a casserole,which ever way you pack make sure it stays fresh and crisp.
This is a cookie tower template free from mygrafico. Use the template but get you some scrapbooking paper that matches the theme you want and you got it. Also look for digital stamps. you can find tons and tons for free and then you print out what you want in the size you want, color them or have kids color them and attach to your cookie tower. Email me if you want more details about digital stamps and where to find them.
Copy some of your favourite xmas sheet music using a photocopier or your printer/copier or better yet, go to a used book store and get some inexpensive sheet music in a Xmas theme. Roll large cone shapes from the music, taping them together if needed and to keep the cone in place. Line with tissue on your theme or waxed paper then add cookies, being sure to leave enough at the top to fold over and seal.
You could use a new, unused paint can. They can be purchased at paint stores. Lowe's and Home Depot type stores may also carry them. You don't have to completely cover the can. Using wrapping paper, sheet music, or something you've designed yourself using graphics or clip art, you can make a circle to fit the top of the can and a label sized cutting for the can itself. Or, you can cover the whole outside of the can. Use your imagination and I'm sure you can come up with something pretty and unique. Whatever you do, post a picture and directions on the Thriftyfun Crafts newsletter.
Good luck and have fun.
Margaret from Denton, Texas
What ever you use, remember food safety and putting something you eat against something not meant to be food decorations. Think of how many people have touched the cutsie and in storage/shipment from other areas, vermin also get to be part of the act.
How about printing a sheet of music and putting 3 or 4 round cookies into the center, front to back (like Ritz crackers are stacked in tube form) and rolling them up in the sheet, twisting the ends closed. You May or may not choose to tie the twisted ends with a thin ribbon and curl it. In the end it should look nice, sort of like a little firecracker. Have some cookies out to taste too since yours will be packaged! I made up one quickly to show you since a photo is easier but I am not sure if it this site loaded it...
Enjoy the holidays!
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