One of our family holiday traditions is to go caroling to friends and neighbors and bring them Christmas goodies. I’m always on the lookout for unique, cute, and inexpensive packaging. This year I decided to save some drink mix tubes and fill them with homemade cookies.
I started by trimming my paper to fit the tube (6 ¼” x 10” in this case). Then I wrapped the paper around the tube and hot glued the ends down. I cut 2” x 10” and a 1” x 10” border to fit around the tube and hot glued them down.
I cut apart one of the journaling cards to create a “Merry Christmas” tag and hot glued it over the borders on the front of the tube. Then I cut a 2 ½” circle of paper to cover the lid. Finally, I embellished the tube with some decorative brads, jute twine, stickers and sequins.
Then I filled the decorated tube with some Cake Mix Snickerdoodles. I love to use easy recipes during the holiday season to save time. These cookies are quick and delicious. Here’s the recipe:
Cake Mix Snickerdoodles
1 vanilla or white cake mix
1 stick butter or margarine (1/2 cup)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°. Add cake mix, butter, and egg in bowl and stir until well blended. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in small bowl. Shape dough into 1” balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2” apart. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool.
Upcycling food containers for gifting is not only environmentally friendly, but you can rest assured knowing the containers are food grade. I used a low calorie drink mix container, but you could also use a potato chip canister.
Home For The Holidays Deck The Halls Paper
Home For The Holidays Ornaments Paper
Home For The Holidays Border Strips Paper
Home For The Holidays Journaling Cards Paper
Home For The Holidays Decorative Brads
Home For The Holidays Element Stickers