101 Days of Christmas: “Fancy” Cookie Tins

"Fancy" Cookie Tins {101 Days of Christmas at lifeyourway.net}

I’m a fan of simple packaging ideas that make a big difference, so today I thought I’d share my two favorite ways for taking a plain ol’ cookie tin and dressing it up a bit — without spray paint, glue or anything else sticky. My dad’s wife taught me the first trick a couple years ago, and I love the simplicity of both of these.

"Fancy" Cookie Tins {101 Days of Christmas at lifeyourway.net}

For the fancy “lace” cookie tin, simply use a doily that extends 1/2-2″ past the edges of the cookie tin. Lay it on top of the cookies, making sure it’s centered, and secure the lid. So simple!

For the ribbon tin, cut 8 long strips of ribbon and divide them into two sets. Cross them at the bottom and then tie them together at the top. Use scissors to curl the ribbon. Easy peasy!

How do you dress up your cookie tins?

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Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.