Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fake bake, not the Snooki type...

As Christmas nears and the excitement in our children's eyes increases, so too does my elevating blood pressure as I contemplate all of the things that still need to be done.  Yet at the same time, I rejoice in their happiness and the beauty of their little world.

I have been admiring your beautiful blogs filled with yummy cookies and delicious looking Christmas sweets and was inspired to make my own....

But my oven is not working.  Well, that's only the partial truth.  The absolute truth is that I'm not a baker.  I have tried, I really have...but to no avail....

But what I can do is show you how to make your own cookie bag, so all your hard work looks even more beautiful ...

1. Dollar store gift bag
2. Cut just below handles
3. Choose your favourite scrapbooking frame and outline the inside of the frame
4. Cut out outline
5. Glue frame on top of cut out
6. Tape or glue some cellophane in the inside above the cut out (hard to see from the picture but it's there)
This one is my favourite and it was done the same way using a doily.  Isn't it so pretty?  The tags you see on all of the packages are from Canvas Corp, more on that on the next post...:)

I spray painted several of these cedar sprigs to adorn other gifts, but it works well with the reds.

I love how simple this one is and of course I can't get enough of the colour combo....are you tired of it yet?

The idea of wrapping store bought cookies and re-wrapping or' fake baking' if you will, would never work with my family as everyone knows my lack of baking abilities (but my neighbours don't ;)

I'll see you soon with some other yummy ideas.....thank you for your sweet company...have a great day! 

much love,

ps. does it count that the shortbread cookies are homemade, just not by me...?

I will be sharing at Cookiepalloza...thank you Kate!

 also linking here, thank you for taking the time to host...xo

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  1. Very pretty little cookie bags. There is no rule saying the gifts have to be baked by you! After all, it is the thoughtfulness that counts.

  2. They are very pretty - what a lovely gift!

  3. I'm a terrible baker so I always buy. Love these gift packaging ideas!

  4. Just beautiful! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Your color combo has worn off on me!!! I was getting supplies for a mitten garland and guess what color combination I went with?

  6. this is such a great idea!!!

    I love the dollar store! :o)

  7. Bee you tee full! I'm not a baker either... nope, not at all.

  8. Your packaging ideas are wonderful Lucy! Although you don't bake, you certainly are creative in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your talents with so many. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the best in 2012.

  9. Oh my word! I actually missed this post until I just saw your comment on mine! YOU MADE A GIFT BAG WINDOW!!!!!! OMIGOODNESS, nothing gets me more stoked then fun and original packaging ideas and you would NEVER disappoint! This is outstanding! And there is NO way I would tire of the color combo. Not uh. It's my fave and I do love that you and I are so weirdly in sync too! And today I have been praying a little extra for you...today a good day? I won't stop my love!

  10. Oh how cute! I'm not much of a baker either, I much prefer cooking. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Lucy ♥

  11. Muy buenos regalos y envoltorios creado por un mismo ya tiene un valor especial y por supuesto con el amor en nuestras manos, pero ellos se lo merecen, te mando un cariño grande y te deseo una muy Feliz Navidad junto a tu familia Sandra.


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