Day 19: Baked goods packaging

I love cookies, especially homemade ones. I had all the best intentions to make cookies for Christmas this year but things just got hectic. Now I’m left with some awesome packaging ideas…for next year. So I guess my friends and family won’t be too surprised after seeing this post!

In the spirit of sweet givings, today tinsel + trim and I hope to inspire you with these DIY packaging ideas for your next cookie or candy gift.

I found this cute red tin that works perfect for cookies and brownies. Ribbon and a felt snowflake make it festive.

Small gift bags with washi tape are perfect for party favors.

Baked goods packaging

A ceramic loaf pan lined with candy cane wax paper and loaded up with cookies makes a great hostess gift that has use well beyond the holidays. Plus, leave it to us to find another use for pom poms and bells! You know how much I love pom poms.

Baked goods packaing

After our big Frango mints debate, Cathie brought me a box back from Chicago so we could compare them to the Seattle version! The Chicago versions come with waxed paper liners, which were perfect for this shallow, scalloped tin tray. Wrap in cellophane and tie a swag of blue-berried juniper to complete the package.

Note: So far the only difference I can find between the two Frangos is the consistency. It’s SLIGHTLY different. But it could be all in my mind.

Frango packaging

For our final package, we put chocolate, caramel popcorn balls in a cellophane bag and tied it up with ribbon and a sprig of juniper. This is a great option if you need to package in volume.

Tip: If you are local to Seattle and haven’t checked out Swanson’s Nursery, it has a great selection of fresh swags and wreaths. We got a huge swag of juniper for six dollars – enough for a few dozen of these bags.

Popcorn balls

Mmm…crafty packaging.

Small touches can go a long way to make a lasting impression and to let the recipient know you care. How will you wrap your next gift?

P.S. The cookies featured in today’s post come are White Chocolate Butterscotch from With Sprinkles on Top. And note that I did not bake them…Cathie did the honors there.

Baked goods packaging


Day 18: Cookie spoon

cookie spoon

Cookies are as much a part of Christmas as Santa. They are a Christmas tradition. And every family has their own favorites. Ours were sugar spritz, cooky canes, and fudge (however pretty much any cookie Mom made was good in my book.) Today’s craft is an easy memory maker. Take the cookie spoon out each year, and look at all the years you spent together as a family gathered in the kitchen making holiday treats.

For day 18 we bring you two crafts to make memories. Both involving cookies! Be sure to check out tinsel + trim for her special memory DIY.


  • Wooden spoon
  • Craft paint (multiple colors)
  • Small paint brush
  • Thin black permanent marker
  • Love


Step 1:

The first step is the fun part … make your cookies using your wooden spoon.


Step 2:

Wash your spoon (or lick it) and let it dry.


Step 3:

Once it’s dry, choose a color for the season, and paint a small stripe (approximately 1/4″) around the end of the spoon. Once it’s dry, use the permanent marker and write the year on the stripe. You could even put your initials on the stripe for extra flair.


Step 4:

The next Christmas take the spoon out and repeat steps 1 through 3. See the years pile up…and reminisce about all the good memories!

Merry Christmas and bon appetite!

cookie spoon