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


Wood gift tag present

Day 3: Wood gift tags

Today is one of those special days where we will feature different crafts on Krafty Kath and tinsel + trim! So be sure to check out the Chalkboard gift tags on tinsel + trim today.

For day 3 of 25 Days of Crafts, I’ve created a gift tag that adds a little bling to your packages this Christmas. This craft is quick and easy. Here’s what you need to get started.

Wood gift tag




Step 1:

Take your wooden circles and carefully drill a hole towards the top of the circle.


Step 2:

Put a little bit of glitter and glue on a small paper plate, and gently roll the edge of the wooden circle in the glue, and then in the glitter. Be sure not to get too much glue on the edge or the glitter will bleed over onto the front and back.

Glitter edges

Step 3:

Once dry, cut a piece of your ribbon and thread it through the hole. You can choose how long you want your ribbon depending on how you want to tie it onto your packages.


Step 5:

Write the name of the recipient on the tag with a thin Sharpie and you are ready to wrap!!

Wood gift tag present