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How to package cookies

13 Sep
I have a fun post for you today.  Something I am always trying to do is think of creative ways to show the people I love how much I care about them.  Since Jonathan has been in Portland for the last month, I wanted to do something special for him so I decided to bake him cookies.  But, I wanted to spice it up a little and here is the project I came up with.  Inside the box I wrapped the cookies in sets of two so that they can stay fresh and they can also be easily transported to work or school.  This is a fun way to get creative and show someone you care.  Here are the instructions.Materials: parchment paper, washi tape, scissors, tissue and/or crepe paper, glue and twine (wire and wire cutter if you follow paper flower tutorial instructions but I just used twine)
 
Instructions:
1. Cut parchment paper into squares.
2. Fold two opposite sides of the paper over the cookie.  Then fold the other two sides in.
3. Place a piece of washi tape over the top corner to secure the paper.  And, because it looks cute!
4. Line a box with tissue paper and place the individual cookie packages in two rows in the box.
5. Make paper flowers using ohhappyday‘s fabulous tutorial found here.
6. Wrap box with tissue paper.  I didn’t wrap the whole box,  but instead, I just did a thick piece down the middle.
7. Wrap twine around the package a few time and then secure paper flowers to the package with the twine, finishing with a bow.
 
And, you are done!  Voila!
 
I hope you enjoy this project!  It is pretty fun and easy to make.  Also, I am thinking about starting a new column with other ideas on creative ways to show people you care.  Thoughts?
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