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.
Ginger cookies are holiday hits. Tuck them into clean, recycled coffee cans wrapped in decorative paper. With a glue gun, add ribbon or trim. —Jessica Follen, Waunakee, Wisconsin
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: 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.