Holiday Food Gifts: Recipes & Wrapping Ideas Featuring Paper

Make festive gift wrapping from paper supplies and fill your handcrafted packages with delicious treats from the kitchen. Recipients will admire the wrapping and love the yummy food inside.


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Peek-A-Boo Envelope for Cutout Cookies
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Peek-A-Boo Envelope for Cutout Cookies

    A paper CD envelope provides a perfect wrapping (with a window!) for showing off Christmas cookies with character.

    1. Cut a square of colored scrapbooking paper to fit inside a CD envelope; slide the paper inside.

    2. Cut a piece of ribbon the width of the envelope and attach it across the front using a glue stick. Add a snowflake adornment to the ribbon using crafts glue.

    3. Wait for the icing on a cookie to dry, then carefully slide it into the envelope. See the next slide for a materials list.

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Peek-A-Boo Envelope for Cutout Cookies: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Scrapbooking paper, scissors, paper CD case with a clear window, ribbon, glue stick, small snowflake cutouts, crafts glue

    Editor's Tip: Cutout cookies not your thing? Any kind of Christmas cookie would look festive beneath a clear envelope window.

3/19
Printed Paper Bag for Crunchy Biscotti Snacks

    Run a medium-sized glassine bag through a printer, printing the recipe that's tucked inside the package. Our printable recipe and the materials list appear on the next slide.

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Printed Paper Bag: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Medium glassine bag

    Editor's Tip: Search online for bags. Etsy.com is a good supplier.

5/19
Timeless Paper Stocking for Little Cookies

    A photocopy of a kitchen towel gives a look of vintage fabric to a paper stocking.

    1. Using heavy copy paper, make a photocopy of a vintage kitchen towel. Position the paper copy, printed side up, on top of a piece of printed-side-down scrapbooking paper. Using scallop-edge scissors, cut a stocking shape that is approximately 9x5 inches.

    2. Cut accent pieces from scrapbooking paper: You'll need a 3x5-inch strip for the top band on the front and back, as well as a toe piece (a pair of semicircles) for the front and the back of the stocking.

    3. Using crafts glue, run a bead down both sides of the stocking, creating a pocket at the top. Attach the top bands and the toe pieces using a glue stick.

    4. Add a ribbon to the band and the toe for an added accent. Let glue completely dry before filling. See the next slide for a materials list.

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Timeless Paper Stocking for Little Cookies: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Vintage towel, photocopier and heavy copy paper, scrapbooking paper, scallop-edge scissors, crafts glue, glue stick, ribbon

    Editor's Tip: If you don't have a vintage towel, a fun patterned paper is an excellent substitute.

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Scrapbooking Paper Pocket for Savory Snacks

    With a few snips and bit of glue, two pieces of scrapbooking paper create a charming pocket.

    1. Fold a piece of scrapbooking paper to measure 7x5-inches. Using a glue stick, glue closed the open long side and one open short side so the paper resembles a long pocket.

    2. Cut another piece of scrapbooking paper into a 5-inch-diameter circle with scallop-edge scissors. Using regular scissors, cut the circle in half.

    3. Glue both semicircles to the front side of the paper pocket on the envelope's short ends. Attach a decorative brad near the rounded edge of each semicircle. Run a piece of ribbon between brads, wrapping the ribbon ends around brads. See the next slide for a materials list.

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Scrapbook Paper Pocket for Savory Snacks: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Scrapbooking papers, glue stick, scallop-edge scissors, scissors, decorative brads, ribbon

    Editor's Tip: Wrap your treats in waxed paper before placing them inside the pocket for extra cushion.

9/19
Die-Cut Basket for Savory Snacks

    Create a cute treat basket for savory treats, such as snack mix, with die-cut pieces of scrapbooking paper and some simple assembly. Visit your local crafts store and select a festive piece of scrapbooking paper (for each basket). Use a die-cut machine -- most crafts or scrapbooking stores have the available to use -- to cut the shapes needed for a standard small basket. Fold the paper sides in and attach the handle. See the next slide for a materials list.

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Die-Cut Basket for Savory Snacks: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Scrapbook paper, basket die-cut

    Editor's Tip: Many scrapbook or crafting stores have die-cut machines for customers to use. Pick out a combination of scrapbook papers and use the store's equipment to make the baskets.

11/19
Paper Baking Cup Basket for Nuts

    A frilly-edge paper baking cup with a ribbon handle makes a cute-as-can-be mini basket.

    1. Using a paper punch, punch two holes on opposite sides of a baking cup. Thread one length of ribbon through each hole and tie the ends into bows to create a handle.

    2. Affix a festive holiday sticker to the front of the cup. See the next slide for a materials list.

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12/19
Paper Bake Cup Basket for Nuts: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Paper baking cups, paper punch, ribbon, stickers

    Editor's Tip: Skip the sticker and use festive, Christmas-theme baking cups instead.

13/19
Coffee Filter Cradle for Quick Bread

    A ribbon and a decorative paper circle add finishing touches to a naturally scalloped-edge coffee filter paper.

    1. Wrap a mini loaf of quick bread in plastic wrap and place in the center of a paper coffee filter.

    2. Cut a circle from a festive sheet of scrapbooking paper and center it on top of the bread loaf. Tie it all together with a sheer ribbon. See the next slide for a materials list.

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14/19
Coffee Filter Cradle for Quick Bread: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Coffee filter, scrapbooking paper and scissors (or a circle die cut), ribbon

    Editor's Tip: Coffee filters make an affordable gift wrap. For around $2 (or less) you can get approximately 100. Use a stack of several filters to hold your loaf of bread for a more sturdy wrapping.

15/19
Waxed Paper Packages for Bar Cookies

    A ribbon adornment converts a waxed paper sandwich bag into a pretty little package.

    1. Slide a square-cut bar cookie into a waxed paper sandwich bag.

    2. Wrap and tie a ribbon around the square to make it look like a small package. See the next slide for a materials list.

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Waxed Paper Packages for Bar Cookies: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Waxed paper bags, ribbon

    Editor's Tip: With this simple wrapping technique, it's easy to make multiples of this little gift to use as Christmas party favors.

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Paper Cone Carrier for Treats

    A rolled paper cone with embellishments looks like an ice cream cone when crowned with an herb-coated cheese ball.

    1. Position a square piece of scrapbooking paper with a corner facing you. Draw an arc from the corner on the left side to the corner on the right side. Use scissors to cut along the arc; discard the extra paper.

    2. Run a bead of crafts glue down one straight edge of the paper and attach the other straight edge to the glue side, rolling to make a cone; let dry. Attach a ribbon embellishment to the top edge of the cone with crafts glue.

    3. Using a paper punch, punch two holes in each side of the cone. Thread a sheer ribbon through both holes and tie ends in knots to form a handle. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and place inside a paper baking cup. Fill the bottom of the cone with crackers and set the cheese ball on the top of the cone. See the next slide for a materials list.

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Paper Cone Carrier for Treats: Materials

    What You'll Need:

    Scrapbooking paper, pencil, scissors, crafts glue, two kinds of ribbon, paper punch, plastic wrap, paper baking cup

    Editor's Tip: Pressed for time? Use pre-made paper cones (such as paper cone drinking cups). Simply affix a few festive stickers to the outside of the cone and complete the beribboned handle.

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