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Easy Embellished Cookie Gifts

This is sponsored post on behalf of Michaels. As always, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
easy-embellished-cookie-giftsOne of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays is food. It’s perfect for neighbors, the mailman, and even as an extra side gift for the teachers at school. But it’s not just the food that I give that I want to be amazing, but the packaging and presentation as well. And I’ve got that all cinched up this year thanks to the Recollections holiday paper collection at Michaels!

Who said paper embellishments are just for scrapbooking?

michaels-recollections-christmas-suppliesI gathered a fun grouping of supplies from the Recollections holiday collection. You can find all of the holiday supplies in the paper crafting section at Michaels, mostly located on the end caps. And, guys, this isn’t even the half of it. They had some amazing kits for holiday decorations, fabulous sticker labels and holiday tags… I was drooling. Just a bit.

My supply list is as follows:
Christmas washi tape
paper milk cartons
paper bags
mini garland
printed paper rolls (wood-themed!)
sticker embellishments
red jute twine
Christmas tree wood embellishments
gift tags
die cut glitter snowflakes

christmas-cookie-bagsLet’s start with the paper bags because these are super simple to embellish! For one I simply wrapped the mini garland around 3 times. Totally cute in and of itself!

For the other, I taped down a Kraft doily, stuck one of the larger snowflakes on top and ran the twine through it and tied it off on the back of the bag. I topped it with one of the wooden Christmas trees. Depending on who ends up with this bag I can easily monogram the tree to personalize it.

I used one of the doilies to place the cookies on in the bag. It’s just an extra embellishment, and I love how it looks!

milk-carton-cookie-boxLet’s move on to the milk cartons. These are THE cutest thing I’ve ever seen, even unembellished. They are fairly small, but would be easy to fill up with Hershey Kisses or some other holiday candy. They even open at the top with a spout like a real milk carton!

So that I could place cookies in and out of the cartons, I opted to punch holes in the top and tie off with twine. This way the entire top will open and allow the cookies to be pulled out. The box is 3×3 inside so the perfect size for a Christmas cookie (or fudge!).

You can see I used a combination of all of the embellishments to decorate the milk cartons. I think my favorite may be the birch paper!

scrapbook-embellishments easy-christmas-gift-ideacookie-gift-ideasI am calling this a dry run (and, yes, the family is THRILLED to be having holiday cookies already!) so when it is time to really fill up these cartons and bags for holiday gifts I will be all set!

Containers? CHECK!
Embellished? CHECK!

Michaels is notorious for having their Recollections brand on sale. Like a lot. If fact, I purchased all of these items for 40% off! Because they are already priced so well I basically got them for a steal. Proooobably why so much ended up in my shopping cart.


So have you seen any of the Recollection holiday collection? What’s your favorite? I’m curious!!

Haven’t seen it yet? Have a favorite from my supply list above? I’d love to hear we have similar tastes! 😉

My personal faves are the Kraft doilies (hello! KRAFT doilies!) and the wood-themed paper rolls.


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Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Friday 21st of November 2014

SO cute!! Love all the stuff you bought! Cookies are the best gifts!!

KC Coake

Friday 21st of November 2014

So pretty and so yummy! Love this idea and love Michael's!


Friday 21st of November 2014

What a fabulous gift idea!! I'd love to give and get these!!


Friday 21st of November 2014

Great idea! Love the wrap. Nice to get homemade gifts.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Thursday 20th of November 2014

What a great idea!! It all looks so cute and I'm dying over that birch paper!! I need it! For what, I have no idea. But I need it!! :)

Michele McDonald

Thursday 20th of November 2014

Right??? The birch paper is amazing!

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