Like many of you (or maybe its just me), I have invested in lots of cute Christmas packaging from Martha Stewart's holiday craft collection. Most of the time I buy her packaging with no real purpose in mind and only with the notion that some day I'll put it to good use. And to be honest, I just can't resist it, especially when I have a 40% coupon in hand (Exhibit A). So when it came time to package up some of the yummy Christmas sugar cookies we made over the weekend it made me cringe to reach for the plain ol' clear treat bags. I wanted to use the Martha packaging, but it would have obscured the lovely cookies and would have been 'too much'. I still wanted to give the treat bags a little festive flare, so I thought I would top them with a band of Christmas-y paper. I headed out to the craft store. After perusing the disappointing paper section I ventured over to the 'Martha' section and *sigh*...everything looked so good. Then her waxed holiday tissue paper caught my eye--it was perfect!
Back at home I cut the tissue paper into appropriate sized strips using my rotary cutter and scalloped blade. Then I fold the strips over the top of the treat bags and stapled. Viola, I was done. I actually managed to create my own Martha holiday packaging and it couldn't have been easier.
We also packaged up a bunch of the other Christmas cookies in a tin to give away as well. A nice hand-stamped card was attached with stretchy gold cording.
Sources: Tissue Paper from Martha Stewart 2010 Holiday Collection ($3.99 for 12 sheets); Snowflake tin from Joann's; Holiday Rubber stamps from Martha Stewart 2009 Holiday Collection.