You’ve made lots of festive goodies and have lots of friends…so we’ve got cute ways to wrap Christmas treats. We gave friends on the gift-wrap team some hard-to-wrap snacks asked for their help. Results and how-tos below!
SUPPLIES TO WRAP CHRISTMAS TREATS
How to wrap Christmas Treat Snack cones
- Cut a rectangle of wrapping paper twice as wide as it is high.
- Fold it in half to make a square with the design on the outside.
- Put a long piece of double-stick tape along the right edge.
- Pull the top left corner down and curl it under—make a cone by pressing it against the tape.
- Flip it over and fill the cone with holiday munchies.
- Fold the point down over the cone and close it with a self-adhesive gift tag seal.
- Experiment with the size of your rectangle using printer paper or gift wrap scraps: How big or small should it be to hold the right amount of treats? Once you’re happy with it, use it as a template.
- Speed things up and cut multiple rectangles by stacking your gift wrap and cutting with a metal ruler and craft knife.
- Keep your handwriting neat by filling in “to” and “from” on the seals before you stick them on.
- Get an assembly line going: Fold the paper and add the tape, make the cones, then add the treats and seal it shut.
How to wrap Christmas Treat twists
- Lay out your snacks on the diagonal on a piece of waxed paper.
- Make sure the paper is big enough to wrap all the way around the goodies about one and a half times, with a few inches of overhang on the sides.
- Beginning at the bottom point, roll your treats toward the top and secure with double-stick tape.
- Tie a short piece of ribbon around each end and curl the ribbon with the edge of a scissor blade.
- Cut a rectangle of wrapping paper long enough to wrap around the treats with a little bit of overlap, and a little shorter than the width of the roll.
- Wrap the paper around the roll of treats and secure with double-stick tape.
- Finish it with a gift tag seal, if you’d like!
- This technique is also perfect for packaging a stack of cookies or crackers. If you have a tough time getting everything to stay in place in the waxed paper, wrap them in plastic wrap first.
- Give your beautifully snacks as party favors: Use a variety of complementary gift wrap and pile them on a platter or bundle them in a basket.
DIY Envelope liners
Want to add a special holiday wish, thank you, or other Christmas message? Don’t forget the card! Add a liner to complement your treat wrap:
- Open the flap, and lay the envelope open and flat on the reverse side of a piece of wrapping paper.
- Trace the shape onto the wrapping paper and cut it out.
- Cut a sliver (1/8″ or less) off each side and about 1/2″ off the bottom.
- Slip the liner into the envelope, design up, and close the envelope to crease the liner.
- Open the envelope and tape (or glue) the liner in place.
We’d love to see your stacks of beautifully packaged snacks—take a pic and tag @think.make.share on Instagram! And we’ve got lots more ways to wrap goodies up to give.