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Homemade Food Gift Packaging Ideas
A homemade food gift, created in the kitchen and presented prettily, is truly a joy to give or receive. From snack mixes and candies to mini Bundt cakes and more, these homemade treasures deliver a taste of the holidays. Cheerful DIY packaging ideas add another touch of thoughtfulness to the treats.
How To: Recycled Coffee Can
This one’s easy. Simply wrap a coffee can and its lid with holiday wrapping paper. Attach a vivid-colored rick-rack trim or ribbon around the lid. Tie it all together with a wide bow.
How To: Basket-Weave Lid
Cut light green strips of ribbon just long enough to wrap around and slightly inside the lid of a gift box. Secure the ends of the ribbon to the inside of the lid with a hot glue gun. Cover lid completely with light-green ribbons, then weave deeper green ribbons between the light-green ribbons to achieve a lattice effect. Glue ends in place.
How To: Newspaper Bow
Cut newspaper strips into desired width and various lengths. Form loops by folding ends of strip inward toward the center of strip; staple. Create small, medium and large looped strips; staple similar size strips together into an X shape. Stack X’s, longest to smallest, on top of each other in alternating directions; staple together in center. Make one small loop and glue into center to hide staples and complete bow.
How To: Mini Cake Stand
Start with an “award” rosette from a hobby shop as a base. Cut slightly smaller circles out of colorful scrapbooking paper with patterned-edge scissors. Apply the paper circles to the back side of the rosette and secure with a dab of glue.
How To: PomPom
Line up a trio of yarn –red, fuchsia and pink –and create a dozen or so casual loops; wrap tail of yarn around center twice. Gather the loops and fold upward, wrapping the tail of the yarn around the base and tying off. Adhere to package.