Present your homemade baked goods with this unique Christmas gift packaging idea! Uses terra cotta pots and other supplies readily available at craft and discount stores.
Welcome to part two of Cookie Packaging 101! Part one was providing these free printable Christmas gift tags. Part two is the actual packaging, which I’m sharing here today. The idea involves Mod Podge terra cotta pots. These little pots are a fun and relaxing craft, and they look beautiful filled with homemade goodies.
Cookie Pot Supplies
All sources and recipes can be found at the end of the post.
About the cookies
Make your favorite cookie recipes, or try something new. I made four different kinds, but it’s totally up to you to choose how many recipes you make. My best tip is to plan a baking day, and make the cookies all at once. It can be a long day, but it eliminates cleaning up your kitchen multiple times…and it’s such a good feeling when it’s all finished!
To assemble the holly pots
- Fill the pots a little more than halfway with the paper filler.
- Place your cookies in the cellophane bags, and tie them off with twine and a gift tag.
- Put a bag in each pot, and add a little more filler around the bags, just to make the pots look full & festive.
- Once the pots are assembled, simply place them in individual tissue-paper-filled gift bags.
Cellophane bags + gift bags
If you don’t want to take the time to make the holly pots, there are other easy and wonderful ways to present your homemade baked goods. Simply eliminate the pot, and place one or two cellophane bags of goodies in a gift bag. The cellophane bags, and Christmas gift bags, are easy to find at craft and discount stores.
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There are also really cute boxes available for baked goods, like the one pictured below. Here are links to just a few:
Everything is Better with a Bow
I believe a beautiful bow can transform any box! This box of cookies was cute, but by adding the bow, it’s transformed into a lovely and thoughtful gift that the recipient will love.
Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
I gave these holly pots to my girlfriends…the same ones who came to my Friendsgiving celebration. It was a lovely way to let them know I was thinking of them, and that I wished them a Merry Christmas!