Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

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Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

Last week I mentioned in my Cherry Ice Box Cookie post about a way to package up cookies for gift giving.  So I finally got a little tutorial together to show you how you can do this is a practical and pretty way!

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

 Cookies look nice all wrapped up in pretty paper, but what about the grease marks?  Um, not so pretty.  But do not fret.  😉  You can still have your pretty packaging!

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

Using wax paper and some pretty paper, you’ve got pretty AND practical wrapping paper! (side note:  I do believe I used the word pretty 6 times in this post already…moving on)

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

It’s the most simple little project using supplies you already have at home, and it can be done in less than 5 minutes.

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

All you need is wax paper, some pretty scrapbook paper or tissue paper, punches or any flat embellishments you like, and an iron.  These are fun to make…they take me back to the days of Kindergarden when you ironed together wax paper and crayons…remember that?!

How to make Pretty Packages for Edible Gifts:

  • Just punch or cut out some festive little shapes.
  • Sprinkle them on one sheet of wax paper.
  • Top with another sheet of wax paper.
  • Lay down a sheet of white paper to protect your iron.
  • Iron the sheet.
  • Voila!

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

There are so many things you can do with this.  Use sequins, tissue paper, punched out shapes…

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

That’s it.  So easy, practical and pretty!

Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

 

I hope you found this little idea useful!

Have a delicious day!

 

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17 Comments

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    Barb
    December 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Fabulous!

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    Lori
    December 5, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    What a great idea – thank you!! This is how I am going to wrap cookies for our bakesale!!
    I just discovered you in the last week or so and I do love you blog! thanks!

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    bj
    December 6, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    How fun….must try.

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    Jenn @ Social Salutations
    December 7, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    I LOVE this idea!! So creative. I featured you this week in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!!
    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-im-in-love-with-pretty-packages.html

    XOXO
    Jenn

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    Elizabeth
    December 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Oh so pretty, pretty, pretty! ha ha
    Elizabeth

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    annie
    December 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    wOW!! That was so awesome and beautiful!

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    DeDe@ DesignedDecor
    December 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    So creative! I love the idea! I will have to give this a try!

    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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    Mary Pat
    January 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    What a cute idea and it is PRETTY I will give it a try.

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    Deborah
    March 4, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Great! I made some lotion bars for gifts and this would be perfect for their giving!! Blessings!

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    Deb
    November 17, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    I Love this idea. I give out treats every year as gifts. Thank you!

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      Jo-Anna@APrettyLife
      November 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM

      You are so welcome! It’s a really fun and easy way to wrap up food gifts!

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    Pamela La Gioia (@TeleworkRec)
    December 1, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    I’m so happy to have found this post! I was going nuts trying to think of the best way to elegantly wrap my mini banana breads for my brunch guests that are coming. I’ll be digging my paper punchers out of the garage and have a great go!
    Thank you!

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    Natalie
    July 20, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    What type of wax paper do you use? I am using a store brand and it just will not seal. I guess it doesn’t have enough wax on it.

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