Homemade cookies are a terrific gift. With a simple bakery box and some ribbon, the package will be as pretty as the contents.
You will need
- A bakery box
- A ruler
- A pen
- A hole punch
- Four 16-inch long pieces of ribbon
- Two sheets of tissue paper
- Delicious homemade cookies
- Wrapping paper
Step 1 Flatten box Open the box, remove the four tabs from the notches on the sides, and flatten.
Step 2 Cut off tabs Cut off the tabs.
Step 3 Mark holes Mark spots for holes on the edge of each flap, spaced evenly apart. Punch the holes.
Step 4 Lace ribbon through Feed one piece of ribbon out through one of the bottom holes and back in through the other. Finish lacing the ribbon like you would a pair of shoes, and tie at the top in a bow.
Step 5 Repeat Repeat on the remaining three corners.
To make the box even more decorative, cut a piece of wrapping paper to line the inside bottom of your box.
Step 6 Add tissue paper Line the bottom and sides of the box with a sheet or two of tissue paper.
Step 7 Add the cookies Place the cookies in the box. Put the most delicate ones on top.
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It is believed that the Austrian kipfel cookie later became the croissant when Marie Antoinette introduced it to France.