This DIY packet is a great packaging solution for cookies that are so pretty you want to show them off while keeping them from getting damaged. These lemon cookies sprinkled with pearlescent stars, cookies decorated with royal icing, or gingerbread men are all ideal for this type of wrapping. It's also an economical way to share cookies because you don't need a lot to fill the package. Hand them out to coworkers or as party favours.
- Flat cellophane bag
- Cardstock in two colours/patterns
- Cut a piece of cardstock to fit edge-to-edge inside the bag. A bag without gussets works best; look for the type in which single greeting cards come, or use large resealable jewelry bags. Slide the cardstock into the bag.
- Arrange your cookie(s) in the bag, atop the cardstock.
- Decide how tall you would like the decorative cardstock at the top of the packet; about 1 1/4" to 2" is good, depending on the size of your bag. Cut your second piece of cardstock to be twice this height and the same width as the bag. For example, if you want the height to be 1 1/2" and your bag is 4 1/2" wide, cut your cardstock to be 3" tall and 4 1/2" wide.
- Use a bone folder to score the cardstock horizontally, then fold in half.
- Place cardstock at the top of the bag, so the bag is between the two sides. To keep the package stable, staple the back side of the folded cardstock to the bag, with the top of the staples facing out.
- With a hole punch, punch two holes through all layers at the top. Thread ribbon through (I used a double layer of satin and organza ribbons) and tie a bow.
NOTE: For my second piece of decorative cardstock, I used a piece of wallpaper. While you can use paper instead of cardstock, make sure it is heavy enough and not too flimsy to support the weight of the cookie(s).