Friday, January 6, 2012

Mini Muffin Gift Box

I love to bake and often will give away my baked goods to friends and neighbors. An empty saran wrap or foil box is the PERFECT size for a nice row of mini muffins!

What You Need:
  • Empty box from foil, parchment paper, or saran wrap
  • Wrapping paper
  • Ribbon or string
  • Button, needle & thread
  • Tape/glue
  • Paper napkins

How To Make It:
  • Cut wrapping paper to approximate size for wrapping the box, making sure to leave extra for going inside the box and top flap.
  • Lightly coat outside of box with glue (non-toxic Elmers glue would be a good idea since it will be near food) and adhere paper.
  • Use tape to finish wrapping the box, making sure the paper goes onto the inside of the flap. Also may want to put a strip of tape over the metal cutting edge so no fingers get cut.
  • Glue down one end of ribbon or string to center of top.
  • Sew a button onto the center of the top over the string.
  • Line box with paper napkins and add muffins!

For you other bakers out there, my all-time favorite mini-muffin recipe: Donut Muffins.

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  2. Wow, very pretty and easy to find materials. Great idea. I found you on Shine on Fridays. Thanks!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  3. What a creative idea! Can't wait until I need a hostess gift - I am soooooo using this (:
    Found you on the hops this morning!
    Carla aka Mrs. No-No
    Mrs. No-No Knows
    ps - I also pinned this so I can find it fast in the future!

  4. That is a wonderful idea. I make cupcakes all the time and this would be great to use.

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  5. You're a crafty genius! Love the "up cycle" use of the foil box! thanks for sharing your idea!

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  6. I love this idea and I love that wrapping paper! :) That was one of my favorites I used this year...I think I got it last year at Target. I am totally going to do this. thanks!

  7. I often give away my baked goods also and I am always looking for creative storage ideas and this one is great! Thanks so much for sharing, I have pinned and will definitely be using!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your great project at JAQS Studio "Made by ME" linky party.

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  10. This is such a smart idea! I've shared it on my FB page (with a link to your blog). Thanks.

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  12. I love this idea for the muffin gift box. A great gift for the receipient. Show someone they are special. As an Avon Rep I am always looking for ideas for gifts or gift ideas for my customers. I think this would be great to for some small bath or baby gifts. The ideas can go on and on. Thanks again for coming up with a wonder idea!

  13. If you want to take off the metal cutting part. I usually do when I throw it in the recycle bin...use pliers. It almost always comes off easily, but be careful that it's not too close to your face as it will curl. This is a wonderful idea and I'm trying to figure out what I can make or package in it and who to give it too.

  14. i loved this idea the moment i seen it! GENIUS! finally got a chance to do one today, and even got inspired to another check out my blog, i referenced you, hope you dont mind!

  15. LOVE the idea! Why didn't I see this before, threw away so many foil and cling wrap boxes :(
    Next time surely keeping them, no matter how much my husband thinks of me as a hoarder :P

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