If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for new ideas on how to package Christmas cookies and candy. It’s no secret that I LOVE making *all the things* during the holiday season for my friends and family. However, all of the tins can add up, not to mention storing them! This is a cute, easy, and inexpensive way to package holiday treats so it looks like a piece of candy! I’ll show you exactly what you need, below.
How to Package Christmas Cookies
What I love about this project is that you only need a few items to achieve this wrapped-candy look when you package your Christmas cookies!
Supplies for Packaging Holiday Cookies and Treats
- Paper Plates – The size of plate you need will depend on how many cookies you’re gifting. I think 6-7″ works best, so you’ll have enough tissue paper on the sides to create the candy ends.
- Curling Ribbon – This was really easy to use, but I suppose you could also use regular ribbon if you’d like!
- Holiday Tissue Paper – I think the colors and fun holiday designs make this project extra cute!
First, place your cookies on a plate. I used a 6″ plate so there would be plenty of tissue paper around the plate to really make it look like a wrapped up piece of candy. You can use a larger plate if needed, though! Next, place one plate upside down over the cookies to protect them from the tissue paper.
Place the cookies in the plates on the tissue paper and begin wrapping! You don’t need tape, but you can use some if you prefer.
Twist the edges a bit and then tie on two foot-long sections of curling ribbon. Curl the ends of the ribbon.
Now keep repeating the same steps until you package all the cookies you need! Isn’t this cute?! Let me know if you try this technique when you gift your own Christmas cookies or treats!
What size plate do I use for packaging cookies like wrapped candy?
It depends on the size of your tissue paper and also how many cookies you’d like to gift. I used a 6″ plate and I really like how there is plenty of tissue paper on the edges to look like a proper wrapped piece of candy.
More Christmas DIY Ideas
- Bath and Body Works Gift Idea – I buy lotions every year to give out! This is such a great way to make them look cute!
- DIY Buffalo Plaid Decor You can Make on a Budget – Soooo many DIY ideas for the holidays on this list!
- 20 DIY Christmas Ideas for Kids – I love huge lists like this for when my kids are home from school on Christmas break!
- 2 pieces of tissue paper
- 2 foot long pieces of curling ribbon
- 2 6" plates
- Place the cookies on the paper plate. Flip over another paper plate and place it of top of the cookies.
- Wrap the plates in tissue paper like a wrapped piece of candy.
- Lastly, tie each end of the candy with curling ribbon. You can tie it in a bow, but I like to curl it best.
Depending on the brand of tissue paper you purchase, it might be very transparent. Use two pieces of tissue paper if you feel one isn't strong enough to hold the plates together OR if you don't like the transparent look.