Walnut-Crowned Banana Muffins
A nut topping makes plain banana muffins a special gift for friends and family.
To Present This Gift...
Cut a 10x15-inch rectangle and a 3x22-inch strip from decorative paper. Make two folds in the rectangle, one at 6 inches and another at 9 inches. Make two crosswise folds in the strip, one at 6 inches and another at 16 inches. Lay the right (printed) side of the rectangle against your work surface. Apply glue to the center section of the rectangle. Press the center of the strip into the glue right (printed) side down. The extending sides of the strip will fold up to make the side of the envelope. Let the glue dry. Bring the two wide flaps of the rectangle up, aligning edges. Punch two sets of matching holes 1 inch from the top edge and 3 inches in from each side. Bring the narrow side strip ends up. With right (printed) sides together, pinch each strip in half at the top. Tuck the strip ends between the wide flaps and secure with tape, if necessary. Line envelopes with parchment or waxed paper and fill with muffins. String a ribbon through the punched holes and tie the ends together. Push the stems of two leaves into the center of the bow, if desired. Include reheating instructions (in step 3 of recipe, above) with gift.
Also try this...
For a natural spin, use clean brown paper to make the envelopes and raffia for the bow.
To present this gift you will need:
Scissors, ruler, purchased paper with pressed flowers and leaves, thick white crafts glue, paper punch, 1 yard of ribbon, tape (optional), parchment paper or waxed paper, and 2 leaves (optional).