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Friday, 7 October 2011

Cookie tin gifts.

I think it's time I got my skates on with my Christmas gift making while there's still a fairly decent amount of daylight left. I was mooching around what I call the naughty aisle ( biscuits and sweets ) in Tesco and came across these tins of cookies.

There were 5 or 6 different types and all were priced at between £1.60 and £1.99. Not a bargain for a few cookies by any means but with a bit of paper and ribbon, I made them into nice little stocking fillers.

The main background paper was already there so all they needed was a contrasting band.

Here's the double chocolate version. I got the free image from Arthur's Clip Art HERE. There are a few more useful images in the "food" pages. The caption is from Create with TLC HERE.

I didn't like the sticker on the top with the scruffy black tape so I cut around the circle and stuck it onto a punched scalloped circle.
I learned a couple of things when making these so I'll pass them on. First of all make sure there are no dents in the tins. Secondly apply all layers separately. With the tin being a curved surface the papers crinkle if you mat them up and then apply.

I cheated and drafted this post last night as it is a fairly longish one. So all i need to do then is...................

Today's weight 9st 2lb ( target weight ). Going out for a big scoff tonight for stepsons 30th birthday so that will soon change.


  1. How lovely, these are perfect gifts. Great to have for those unexpected guests at Christmas. Lee x

  2. hi..these look brillant, and congrats on your goal weight, x carol

  3. These will make super Christmas gifts, enjoy your meal out tonight

  4. these look fantastic di.great stocking filler ideas :D
    enjoy your meal out tonight ;D

    xx coops xx

  5. Ooh they are smashing,and those cookies look really yummy! You have such great ideas, and you make me laugh!rosie.x

  6. fab gift idea di,hope you had a great meal,x

  7. Ooh these look lovely, what great stocking fillers. Can't wait to see what you use the rest of your shopping for. Debs xx

  8. FANTASTIC.Love the image.xx


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