a wooden canister of cookies is my fave

April 19, 2012

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I was wandering down the aisles of Hobby Lobby (because my craft room drawers just aren’t stuffed enough) and came across these wooden canisters and I automatically threw a couple in my cart. Sprucing them up a bit and filling them with goodies makes a perfect party favor or simple thank you gift.

To make your own you’ll need:
– canister (found in the wood aisle of craft store)
– fabric
– hot glue
– washi tape
– decorative labels (I used these from Lotta Jansdotter)
– parchment paper
– cookies

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Prepare the cookies by stacking and wrapping with parchment paper, securing the top with washi tape. Set aside.
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Take the lid off of canister and wrap the body with fabric, trimming any excess. Use hot glue to attach.
Place cookies inside then top with lid. Criss cross tape and add a little tag or label up top.
Crack it open to enjoy.


  • On April 19, 2012 , Sha said:

    Great simple idea. I can never get my washi tape to hold secure on parchment paper, and did you
    see Lotta Jansdotter’s new notebooks at Target?

  • On April 19, 2012 , Tricia said:

    What a cute idea, I am so going to do this.

  • On April 19, 2012 , Molly the waffler said:

    So sweet!

  • On April 19, 2012 , Corrie Anne said:

    Love a good cookie packaging idea!!!

  • On April 19, 2012 , Audrey - This Little Street said:

    Such a sweet idea, I pinned it!

  • On April 19, 2012 , Tara said:

    Such a simple idea that I can’t wait to try. If there are any cookies left, that is…

  • On April 19, 2012 , Jess said:

    Beautiful styling and delicious looking cookies. How can you go wrong?

    You probably get this a lot, but your original pairings and boxes are so neat and inspiring!

  • On April 19, 2012 , Megan said:

    Such a good idea! I’d like get this as a gift AND give it as a gift. <3

  • On April 19, 2012 , Cecilia Madden said:

    i’m in love with this! (i’m not that crafty but this is something i will actually do!)

  • On April 19, 2012 , Jessica said:

    So cute. I just adore this idea 🙂 I always give cookies in cheap disposable tupperware! Stepping up in the gift-giving world.

  • On April 19, 2012 , Michelle said:

    So cute! I love the packaging.

  • On April 19, 2012 , How-To: Wooden Cookie Canister Thank-You Gifts @Craftzine.com blog said:

    […] thank-you note is good manners, but sending thank-you cookies is just plain awesome! Check out this wooden cookie canister thank-you gift tutorial from Melanie at You Are My Fave to see how to step up your gratitude […]

  • On April 19, 2012 , Arbine said:

    LOVE THIS! I’m always looking for ways to package the cookies I make. And it’ll give me an excuse to buy really cute washi tape. Have a lovely day!

  • On April 19, 2012 , LARY @ Inspiration Nook said:

    This is lovely! 🙂

  • On April 19, 2012 , Erika said:

    Every time I see a post from you, it’s bittersweet. I love your posts, but I keep waiting for the baby announcement! The little guy must be cozy 🙂

  • On April 19, 2012 , Victoria@VictoryPaper said:

    man, your friends have got to love doing favors for you, they end up getting these awesome cookies and bread loafs in return!!

  • On April 19, 2012 , Jo Way said:

    I love this idea – ooh might try doing this to post to someone.

  • On April 19, 2012 , Lynne said:

    Those cookies look especially delicious! Do you have a special recipe?

  • On April 19, 2012 , Hannah said:

    There are so many things, I love about your blog. Mostly that I found it:) It’s just a blog of pretty things and laughs and both those make me smile. And on a day when I really just want to cry, I’m so so glad i found your blog. Thank you for doing what you do. XO

  • On April 19, 2012 , everton terrace said:

    I’m thinking also a great hostess gift.
    How on earth did you get the cookies to be exactly the right size?

  • On April 20, 2012 , Happy Weekend | Lovestruck Social Events said:

    […] This would be a wonderful “welcome to the neighborhood” present […]

  • On April 20, 2012 , Melanie said:

    This is so awesome! Do you want my address? 🙂

  • On April 20, 2012 , Lisa Michelle said:

    What a great gift! That fabric is so pretty.

  • On April 20, 2012 , annie said:

    so genius! like someone said above, I always thought the only solution was cheap tupperware. these look so easy. now I have no excuse to ever darken someone’s door with that tupper-ugliness again. next door neighbors, you’re gettin’ a canister!

  • On April 20, 2012 , Paige said:

    Love it! I think even my craft-challenged self could do this…maybe. Gonna try! Thanks.

  • On April 21, 2012 , Weekend Notes | Camille Styles said:

    […] Genius & simple idea for gifting homemade cookies. […]

  • On April 21, 2012 , Jeanette said:

    Good & cute Idea! The Washi Tape makes it! Headed to the craft store.

  • On April 21, 2012 , Lindy said:

    Mmmm, yummy!

  • On April 21, 2012 , Brooke said:

    Great idea!!

  • On April 24, 2012 , Katie said:

    This is SUCH a cute idea. I just came across your blog (can’t even remember where..) and I have fallen in love with your lists and “faves!” Been checking in daily. Keep the pretty things and ideas coming!

    ~ Katie from Canada

  • On April 25, 2012 , Katherine @ The Side Stuff said:

    Amazing, simple idea!

  • On April 26, 2012 , nikeheel said:

    So smart and creative ! I love it . It looks so yummy ! I hope I can do some by myself . Could you give me some tips when cooking ?

  • On April 26, 2012 , Amy’s Notebook 04.27.12 | The Motherload said:

    […] love this fun idea of using a decorated wooden box for packaging of homemade cookies (@ You Are My […]

  • On April 26, 2012 , jessica said:

    I used oatmeal canisters for this purpose for Christmas presents, bonus they are free!

  • On April 27, 2012 , Friday Afternoon Round Up « The Little Things said:

    […] Perfect for housewarming gifts. […]

  • On May 2, 2012 , Melissa said:

    I was just trying to find an idea to give our office staff at school that would be different than just a plate of cookies. Thanks for the idea! This is cute & simple enough that doing 7 won’t be a chore!!! LOVE IT!

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  • On June 8, 2012 , Corinna said:

    What a wonderful project, and so beautifully executed.

  • On May 14, 2014 , cookie packaging is my fave | You Are My Fave said:

    […] Layered in a canister 2. Coupled with champagne (for the non-bakers) 3. Stacked in a milk container 4. Wrapped in wax […]

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