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8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidays

These easy cookie packaging ideas elevate simple sweet treats to coveted-gift status.

By Today's Parent

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidays

DIY cookie packaging ideas

Wrap with style

Now that you've got your trays of make-ahead holiday cookies cooling on the bench, check out these easy, fun and stylish ideas for DIY cookie packaging! In other words: Your edible gifts just got upgraded.

A version of this article appeared in our November 2013 issue with the headline “How to pack your goodies,” pp. 126.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

The new cookie jar: Step one

This easy four-step cookie jar craft is infinitely customizable — simply change the sticker and paint you're using and every jar will be unique.

1: Wash and dry a clear glass jar with a screw-on lid.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Tony Lanz

The new cookie jar: Step two

2: Apply a sticker. (It should be half the height of the jar for full effect.)

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Tony Lanz

The new cookie jar: Step three

3. Paint the jar, over the sticker, with two coats of non-toxic acrylic paint. (The jar should be opaque when you're done.)

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Tony Lanz

The new cookie jar: Step four

4. Remove the sticker and voila! A fun way to package small treats or party mixes.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Tony Lanz

Fancy paper wrapping

Accent plain paper wrapping with washi tape by layering cardstock over a wide strip of tape, and then clipping together with a paper clip.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Textured paper envelope

Stitch an envelope out of textured paper. Seal with a mini clothespin covered in washi tape. 

Tip: Decorate clothespins with washi tape, paint or markers.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Chip in

Cover a clean chip tube with pretty paper, then add a bow. This packaging idea will keep your cookies intact en route to their lucky recipient.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Cardstock support

Fold cardstock and slip it into a clear bag to provide flat support for stacked treats inside. (Perhaps these Spiced Sugar Cookies?)

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Tea time

Find pretty cups at Goodwill or vintage shops, and pop a package of cookies inside.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Personalized paper boxes

Make paper boxes extra special by decorating with seasonal stickers.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Beaded message box

Remember the DIY friendship bracelets you used to make? This is the grown-up version, with fancy string and sweet beaded messages tied around a little box.

8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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8 easy DIY cookie packaging ideas for the holidaysPhoto: Pink Suede Shoe

This article was originally published on Dec 05, 2013
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