Pretty Packaging for Edible Gifts!

Hello!  I’m so happy that you are here.

I don’t say that enough.  But I am really, really lucky to have you here!

Last week I mentioned in my Cherry Ice Box Cookie post about a way to package up cookies for gift giving.  So I finally got a little tutorial together to show you how you can do this is a practical and pretty way!

 Cookies look nice all wrapped up in pretty paper, but what about the grease marks?  Um, not so pretty.  But do not fret.  😉  You can still have your pretty packaging!

Using wax paper and some pretty paper, you’ve got pretty AND practical wrapping paper!

(side note:  I do believe I used the word pretty 6 times in this post already…moving on)

It’s the most simple little project using supplies you already have at home, and it can be done in less than 5 minutes.

All you need is wax paper, some pretty scrapbook paper or tissue paper, punches or any flat embellishments you like, and an iron.  These are fun to make…they take me back to the days of Kindergarden when you ironed together wax paper and crayons…remember that?!

Here’s what you do:

Just punch or cut out some festive little shapes.

Sprinkle them on one sheet of wax paper.

Top with another sheet of wax paper.

Lay down a sheet of white paper to protect your iron.

Iron the sheet.  


There are so many things you can do with this.  Use sequins, tissue paper, punched out shapes…

That’s it.  So easy, practical and pretty!


I hope you found this little idea useful!

Have a delicious day!

Merry Linking:  Centsational Girl, Whipperberry, The Nester, Chef-in-Training, Tip Junkie

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  • Reply Barb December 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM


  • Reply Lori December 5, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    What a great idea – thank you!! This is how I am going to wrap cookies for our bakesale!!
    I just discovered you in the last week or so and I do love you blog! thanks!

  • Reply bj December 6, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    How fun….must try.

  • Reply Jenn @ Social Salutations December 7, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    I LOVE this idea!! So creative. I featured you this week in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!!


  • Reply Elizabeth December 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Oh so pretty, pretty, pretty! ha ha

  • Reply annie December 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    wOW!! That was so awesome and beautiful!

  • Reply DeDe@ DesignedDecor December 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    So creative! I love the idea! I will have to give this a try!


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  • Reply Mary Pat January 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    What a cute idea and it is PRETTY I will give it a try.

  • Reply Deborah March 4, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Great! I made some lotion bars for gifts and this would be perfect for their giving!! Blessings!

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  • Reply Deb November 17, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    I Love this idea. I give out treats every year as gifts. Thank you!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife November 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM

      You are so welcome! It’s a really fun and easy way to wrap up food gifts!

  • Reply Pamela La Gioia (@TeleworkRec) December 1, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    I’m so happy to have found this post! I was going nuts trying to think of the best way to elegantly wrap my mini banana breads for my brunch guests that are coming. I’ll be digging my paper punchers out of the garage and have a great go!
    Thank you!

  • Reply Natalie July 20, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    What type of wax paper do you use? I am using a store brand and it just will not seal. I guess it doesn’t have enough wax on it.

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