Thank you, Minted, for providing such lovely items for today's project.
I had such a fun day baking Christmas cookies and playing with some very lovely goodies from Minted. I don't know what it is about beautiful papers, tapes, and ribbons, but I absolutely love them. They feel like such a treat. Holiday baking is something that I look forward to every year, and I felt so rejuvenated playing in my kitchen.
To package up my goodies, I grabbed some of the to-go boxes and waxed tissue paper from my stash. I love these things and always have them on hand. You can get the boxes at any restaurant supply store, and they are so useful to send leftovers home with family, or to drop off dinner or goodies to friends. I lined my boxes with the tissue and stacked the cookies on top.
The tissue isn't really necessary since the boxes are coated, but it sure is pretty! It could also be used to separate the layers of cookies.
I ordered these adorable wrapping paper sheets from Minted (here). I LOVED that they could be completely customized with our recipe and a little note wishing our friends a Merry Christmas. I also loved the idea of including a cookie cutter in one of their vellum bags (here), secured with gold striped washi tape (here) and tied with coordinating black striped ribbon (here).
I also loved these customizable and coordinating gift tags (here).
I stuck my cookie cutters in the vellum bags along with a few of these white chocolate baking chips.
Then, I secured the flap with the gold striped washi tape.
I also used the washi tape to secure the ends of my wrapping paper. I know that traditionally it is best to try to hide the tape, but I kind of love the way the coordinating tape looks with the wrapping paper. Just make sure you really rub the tape so it adheres strongly.
Then I just tied the vellum bag onto the box and attached the tag. So easy!
When I wrapped my boxes, I made sure to offset the recipe on the top of the box so I could tie the vellum bag in a way that would still show the cute recipe.
It was so fun to play with yummy Christmas treats and beautiful packaging today. I hope you had a wonderful day too!
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