Festive Food Packaging

The pretty packaging that will make your homemade gift a hit! Studio 5 Contributor Emily Bradley has clever ways to wrap up food gifts, even those hard to package treats.

Cookie Mugs
I found these cute and efficient mugs on Etsy – such a fun shop! I thought they would make a cute newlywed/first Christmas gift or empty nester treat pair. The owner, Samantha Ulrich, has all sorts of fun mugs. Check it out!

Fudge on Sticks with Mini Wreath
Fudge is a welcome treat throughout the holidays – wouldn’t a variety of fudge flavors be even more welcome?! Jot down each flavor on a stick attached to a small square. The recipient will love sampling the variety. The mini wreath was simple to make and really dresses up the box. Simply cut out a round wreath from black paper and glue on fresh clippings. Festive and cute, especially when paired with red twine.

Cheese Ball in 25 Tea Towel
A good friend delivered a stenciled “25” tea towel last year after being inspired by a “25” pillow at Swiss Days. I thought it made the perfect hostess gift and really upgraded the ol’ cheese ball hors d’oeuvre. Attach a festive spreader with some holly twine and you have yourself a simple yet memorable gift for Christmas’ to come. (Minus the cheese and crackers!)

Frozen Cookie Dough
Using Christmas craft paper (don’t choose a super busy pattern) I cut out a long strip using a paper towel tube as a pattern. After wrapping frozen cookie dough in plastic wrap, cover the dough with the paper and secure the slit with Washi Tape. Embellish with ribbon, fake berries, etc.

Red Check Tray with Embellished Clips
These food trays are very inexpensive but are in the correct color to coordinate with the holidays! I filled mine with parchment, treats, and topped them off with glittered clothespins. It was fun to find mini figures to glue on each clothespin – my children loved this project! A couple of tips: use very fine glitter (I tried double sided tape and glue – both worked well. The tape gave a subtler look, which I preferred.) I found all sorts of cute embellishments in the dollhouse section of various craft stores.

Sugared Cranberries in a Jar
Toss sugared cranberries into a clear container or jar tied with holly twine or a pretty bow.