Friday, December 10, 2010
Sweet Holiday Gift
Need a cute, inexpensive gift for the holidays? Then I've got the perfect solution for you (courtesy of a brilliant idea from my Mother-in-law)! A cut-as-you-go cookie strip complete with scissors to snip the yummy treats . All you need is a roll of cellophane, ribbon, small safety scissors and cookies (pre-made or homemade).
WHAT TO DO:
Cut out a strip of cellophane long enough for several cookies (5-6) and wide enough to wrap around the cookies about 2 times. This size will vary, depending on the dimensions of the cookies you use. I used small pre-made gingerbread cookies. Leave enough space between the cookies so that it won't crowd them when you add the ribbon. It's a little tricky to roll all the cookies evenly especially if you have a long row. An extra set of helping hands may be needed.
Tie ribbon between each of the cookies all the way down the strip including under the last cookie. Leave the top untied - you can seal the top with a creative header card. I used the Stampin Up! Top Note die for the header card itself and a stamp and ribbon to top it off. You can get as creative as you like for that part. The die cut piece is folded and placed over the cellophane and stapled shut. The stamped image covers up the staples.
Last tie the scissors to the bottom. Voila, you have a perfectly adorable gift and a terrific way to showcase handmade cookies too. Your recipient will have a hard time deciding whether to display or eat your sweet gift!