One of the dilemmas when giving homemade cookies to friends and family over the Christmas, is how to present them, keep them fresh and how to make sure they don’t break, especially when sending via the post. This is a quick and easy idea I came up with earlier, that keeps the cookie firmly in place – so it’s less likely to break, keeps it fresh and looks really pretty too!
As you can see, I’ve used these treat bags to wrap up some homemade gingerbread, using this recipe (minus the moomins!)
DIY Treat Bags
- Cardboard or thick, sturdy card
- Greaseproof paper
- Cut out a piece of card big enough to fit your cookie on. Cut out a piece of greaseproof paper the same size and place the greaseproof paper on top of the card.
- Cut a strip of cellophane to wrap around the card (leaving lot’s of room at the top and some at the bottom.) Keep the cellophane wrapped tightly and secure with tape.
- Fold the bottom up and secure with tape.
- Gather the top of the bag and secure with a ribbon. Use scissors to score the ribbon to create ringlet effects (optional) and chop off any excess cellophane at the top.
To post, wrap around some bubble wrap or plenty of tissue paper and parcel up! I used an upside down lid from a box, wrapped in thick bubble wrap and brown paper.
Do you ever send cookies in the post to family and friends? How do you usually package homemade treats?
- DIY Printable Accordion Gift Tags by Sugar And Cloth
- Homemade Cocoa Mix Hamper by Henry Happened – lovely idea for a homemade gift
- Free Printable – Woodland Stickers For Christmas Wrapping by Lia Griffith – so cute!
PS. I’m off to Ireland for a few days, so I may not get around to responding to comments and messages for a while. But will as soon as I can. Enjoy the holidays everyone! x