Today’s dose of Handmade Christmas inspiration is of the edible variety…the best kind! If you’re working through 7 Steps to a Handmade Christmas to hand make your Christmas gifts this year, don’t forget that a yummy treat is the kind of hand made gift everyone will love!
Are you wanting to get a head start on holiday baking? Start making batches of cookies now and freeze them! If you make 1 batch of cookies per week from now until Christmas (assuming 2 dozen per batch), by the week of Christmas you’ll have 12 dozen cookies stocked up and ready to gift to your friends, family, and neighbors!
You *could* just put your cookies and treats on a paper plate covered in plastic wrap. Don’t get me wrong, they’ll still be delicious and much appreciated. OR you could wrap them up using one of these super cute and clever ideas! Most of them are actually really simple and inexpensive, plus they use things you’d have around your house anyway. So why not give your delicious holiday treats a little extra holiday cheer this year? I hope you enjoy these 15 cute and clever ways to package homemade Christmas treats!
Have you been hoarding Pringles cans? (I know, they’re so hard to throw away, you’ll never know when you need them for something, right??) Spiff them up with some wrapping paper and you’ve got a great way to wrap up some cookies! Great idea from A Baker’s House.
Pick up some pretty Christmas 12×12 scrapbook paper to make a basket for your goodies! Down Home Inspiration has a quick tutorial.
Make a simple paper plate into a cute little basket! It’s Always Autumn has the super easy step-by-step instructions. Just tie it up with some pretty red and green ribbon and you’re good to go!
This is a great idea from Aunt Peaches for small cookies or other little treats – stack them together inside an aluminum foil box! Or any similar kind of box would work too. Let your kids get in on the fun by letting them paint and decorate the boxes.
Sometimes, you don’t want to hide your pretty treats inside of a box or package. I love the simplicity of these clear cellophane bags that No Biggie used. Just dress them up with a little tag or another embellishment and you’re good to go!
Worried about your cookies getting crushed? Put them in stack able aluminum trays like Katie’s Kitchen did. Then tie them up with bakers twine and a cute tag.
These little treat cups from Simple As That are just too stinkin’ cute! They’d be fun for kids, too.
Making macarons? You gotta show those babies off. I made these little boxes with my Silhouette Portrait using 8×10″ scrapbook paper and cellophane wrapping. There’s a free Silhouette cut file, too! These boxes would work for any kind of small-ish cookie, not just macarons.
Use old sweaters from the thrift store to make these beautiful little treat bags! See the tutorial at A Homemade Living.
You really can’t go wrong with mason jars. I love how colorful and cheery these jars are from Amanda’s Parties To Go!
Create your own disposable treat bags by sewing (that’s right, sewing!) parchment paper or wax paper into little bags. So clever! See more at A Spoonful of Sugar Designs.
I am ALL about buffalo plaid lately. It’s just so cute! So of course I was excited to see these adorable printable Buffalo Check Treat Bags over at Eighteen 25. There’s a free printable and instructions on how to wrap up your treats!
Paper bags can be pretty too! Just add some of your scraps of Christmas wrapping and a pretty ribbon or string. See more over at Purl Soho.
Or, run a plain paper bag through your printer! (What a simple but genius idea!) Spoon Fork Bacon has the details along with a free printable for you to use.
Running out of time? Just use some regular ziplock baggies, but dress them up with scrapbook paper and ribbon. One Crafty Mumma has the details.
So many great ideas, don’t you think?
Oh, and one last thing – don’t forget to mail me one of your pretty little treat packages, filled up with treats, of course ;-)
What if you MADE your Christmas gifts this year instead of buying them? Find out how to set yourself up for success in your Handmade Christmas journey - plus get a free printable gift list planner!