Turn a gift box into a cookie box?
Sometimes you have to “think outside the box”!
In this post, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily turn a gift box into a cookie box. It’s great when you’re short on time but still want it to look great. And this box is perfect for packaging your holiday treats!
Let’s get started…
Step 1 – Your cookie box supplies
First, you’ll need:
- (1) 16″ x 20″ clear cello basket bag
- patterned wrapping paper
- gold tinsel cord
- matching ribbon (we used double faced satin ribbon that matched the wrapping paper)
- (1) sheet dry wax food liner
- (1) #64 – 6″ x 6″ x 4″ white gift box
- double sided tape
Step 2 – Cutting your cookie box
Place your gift box flat on your work surface. See where the lid is? Using scissors, cut off the entire lid from the box. Once you’ve cut the lid off, cut the tuck flap off from the rest of the lid.
Now, cut the side flaps off from the rest of the gift box.
The box on the left is how your gift box looked originally. The box on the right is how your gift box should look now that you’ve cut off the lid and side flaps. Keep the square part of the lid and toss the rest of the pieces.
Step 3 – Making your divider
Take your lid piece, which should measure 6″ x 6″ and cut it in half. You should now have (2) pieces that are 3″ wide x 6 long”. Now cut a slit halfway down the 6″ length (as shown in the above photo). Make this slit about 3/4 of the way through, not all the way! Assemble the divider by inserting the cut slits together to make a “+” shape divider.
Step 4 – Putting the cookie box together
So now you’re ready to put together your cookie box!
You should have-
- the base of your gift box (we put some packing tape in the bottom of the box for added stability)
- (1) sheet of dry wax food liner
- the assembled “+” shape divider to put in the box
Line the inside bottom and sides of the gift box with the dry wax food liner. This liner helps prevent any grease/butter from the cookies from seeping through the box (that wouldn’t look good now would it??). Place the divider on top of the food liner as shown in the above photo.
Now for the easy part! Fill your divided box with your yummy cookies (homemade OR store-bought, we won’t judge!) Candies and chocolates can also be sprinkled in between the cookies (yes!).
Step 5 – The giftwrap trim
To dress up our plain white gift box, we added a strip of holiday wrapping paper. Cut your strip of wrapping paper about 2.5″ wide and 18″ long.
Tape the strip of wrapping paper around the outside of the cookie box (as shown in the above photo).
Step 6 – Wrapping up your cookie box
Place the filled cookie box inside the 16″ x 20″ clear cello basket bag.
Tie the top of the basket bag with a length of tinsel cord. Be sure to tie the bag just above the box (as shown in the above photo). This will help keep your cookies in place.
Using the double sided tape, tape the ends of the basket bag under the cookie box. This just makes your cookie box look tidier (better than in the previous photo, right??)
Step 7 – Adding the perfect bow
Your cookie box wouldn’t be complete without a bow! We’ve got complete instructions on how to make this simple yet perfect bow here. Tie your bow to the cookie box as shown above.
Now that was easy!
This gift box to cookie box looks impressive but only you know how quick and easy it was to make! I’m sure any teacher, friend or family member would love to get this from you.
Got a bake sale, fundraiser or cookie swap/exchange coming up? Well now you’ve got the perfect cookie box for it!
The nice thing about wrapping your cookie box with a clear basket bag is you can see the treats inside. This would be a great way to show off your beautifully decorated Christmas cookies!
Try something different!
Gorgeous! Wouldn’t delicious shortbread cookies look amazing in this cookie box??
Maybe a festive flannel is more your style??
You could fill this cookie box with oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip cookies. They could even be filled with muffins, scones, fudge or bars…yum!
The possibilities are truly endless!