Ho ho ho from Santa’s craft table. Every year since we were little, our family always gave the gift of food. My mom spent weekends baking different kinds of cookies, and at the peak of the giving years, we assembled so many tins and celophane bags of goodies to deliver by hand.
Nowadays, I still bake every December and give the gift of homemade treats. Most years, I fill a jar with goodies, tie a bow around it, and tie on a tag. This year, I had an idea to cook a few different kinds of cookies and give an assortment in a tin.
Then my brain got to thinking how I can assemble, and after three trips to The Container Store within 6 days, my tins were ready for cookies, and I have enough ribbon and bows for a lot of cookie making.
I am generally not that crafty, and usually in awe of super homemade gifts. But stickers, bows and ribbon I could do. Here’s a very basic step-by-step of what I’m giving away this year.
- All from The Container Store
- Small and Medium aluminum tins
- Wax tissue paper (it says it’s better for baked goods than regular tissue paper)
- Seasonal tube ribbon in various colors (that’s the floppy bows)
- Sticker tags
- On the tissue paper, I traced the lid of the tin with a pencil and then cut it out. Two pieces per tin, one on the bottom of the cookies and one on top.
- I placed in a cookie assortment, laid the second sheet on top, and then put the lid on.
- Around the body of the smaller tins, I taped down red and white striped ribbon. The thickness of this ribbon fit perfectly around the tin. Put the taped end at the back, sticker facing the other way.
- Around the larger tins, I tied a colored bow with the tube bow and cut the bow ends making six little ends. (that’s not a very good explanation, but the ribbon is at the Container Store every year.)
- I placed a matching colored sticker on the top, and that’s it!
My colors for this year were golds, reds, and Hanukkah blue and silver. Hope our people like our gifts this year!