Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DIY cookie tin

diy cookie tin
I love baking things for other people. Back in high school, I spent a lot of my free time baking (when I wasn't crafting) and I would always bring my treats to school to give to all my friends. My friends loved me for it because a) who would say no to delicious baked goods? and b) it's fun getting things when there's no special occasion and you're not expecting it. I made some chocolate chip cookies recently and I thought it would be fun to come up with a pretty way to wrap them, perfect to gift to someone to brighten up their day!

supplies
I used a metal tin, paper, fabric, and washi tape. You can find metal tins in lots of different shapes and sizes at most craft stores. The one I have fits an average size cookie perfectly!

decoupage
First, I traced the lid onto a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it out. Then I used mod podge to adhere it to the metal.

tin
I wrapped washi tape around the edge and overlapped it slightly on top of the paper.

cookies
I cut out a piece of parchment paper to line the tin with, and then placed three homemade cookies inside.

pretty cookie tin
Finally, I cut strips of floral fabric to tie around the tin and attached a little tag.

cookie tin
This is such an easy way to wrap cookies, but it looks so pretty! I think presentation is extremely important; even something as simple as putting cookies in a metal tin instead of a plastic bag makes all the difference.

floral fabric ribbon
Just finished finals? The weather finally turning warm? Celebrate the little things with some pretty tins of cookies. ♥

16 comments :

  1. This is super cute and your cookies look delicious. :) Everything you do has such a pretty touch. xoxo

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  2. oh gosh, that's so pretty :) once i get hold of some tins, the baking madness can begin... ;)

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  3. Where did you get your tins?

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    1. I got mine from Michael's! If you don't have a craft store near you, I'm sure amazon would have some as well!

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  4. This is so pretty!
    I love all the little details

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