Monday, September 13, 2010

Something for Nothing - Cookie Gifting

If, like me, you bake so much that your husband insists that he cannot possibly eat everything on his own (wuss!) then you might be looking for clever ways to give your baking away. I hate to give baking in Tupperware or similar because then you run the risk of not getting your containers back (and they are expensive) or having your recipient feel like they need to refill the container with something of their own making before they can return it (my mom says you should never return a container empty!). The two ideas I want to share tonight are inexpensive to make, super cute and they both start with free downloads!

The first are these adorable milk carton cookie boxes. Start by downloading the template from The Sweet Occasion. Then simply print it on white cardstock and assemble. If you want to share your recipe they also have a download for a recipe template that looks like a report card. They suggest using these as wedding favours but I think they would be perfect for a kids birthday party or a low key celebration at home.

If you want to go even simpler then there are these paper bag templates from Mushy. Once again, simply download the template and then print on the paper of your choice. I think this brown paper looks fantastic and they totally remind me of brown bag lunches I used to take to school as a kid. Once you've printed you can assemble the bags in any way you like (i.e. staple, sew, whatever) and then fill them with cookies. If you wanted, you could even cut out the templates and glue them on to paper bags you purchase already assembled.

Let's be honest, I don't think very many people would say no to a gift a cookies but these methods of presentation would make them even harder to resist!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for these! I am planning a cookie swap party and I was trying to find a way to send a cookie in the mail - the second option is definitely better for this! But I love those little milk cartons too! I am bookmarking both of these sites!