5 EASY Ways to Package Holiday Treats

It’s a crazy time of year for most of us, I know….rushing around to find last-minute gifts, attend school concerts, and whip something together for the workplace potluck.  Whew!  The holidays can be exhausting.  And expensive.  Well, just in case you’ve been putting off delivering treats to neighbors, friends, or co-workers, I’ve got your back!  I already shared one fun idea for presenting treats here, but today I’m sharing a few more.  These ideas are easy and inexpensive (some are almost free!) AND they look amazing.  Whip up an easy batch of cookies or grab a store bought treat (like these…oh my!), put them in some pretty, DIY packaging, and you are ready to roll!  Here are my suggestions for 5 EASY Ways to Package Holiday Treats.

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1. Reuse a Chip Can

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This is a brilliant upcycling idea!  Chip cans become super hip birch log cookie canisters when they are wrapped in birch bark paper.  See how it’s done at Sense and Simplicity.

 2.  Lunch Sack

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The humble paper lunch sack sure cleans up nicely!  Simply Kierste shows us how easy it is to run these through the printer to get a cute label.  The addition of a simple gingham bow makes these ordinary bags extraordinary!

3.  Long Box

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You Are My Fave discovered that empty foil and plastic wrap boxes can be upcycled into darling treat boxes for the holidays!  Festive wrapping paper and a little bling really give these empty cardboard boxes boutique style.

4. Paper Basket

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It’s easy to find adorable patterned scrapbooking paper.  Add a few more steps following the tutorial at Down Home Inspiration, and you’ll have a pretty paper basket in no time!

5. Stacked Plates

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The classic presentation of Christmas cookies on a plate gets a form and function upgrade with this great idea from Celebrations.  Stacking the plates and adding ribbon makes this a covered plate of cookies!

Hope you are enjoying all the good things of the season!  Best of luck to you with your last minute projects!

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