I’ll be posting a few recipes for cookies a little later this month, but wanted to give you this ahead of time.  If you get all your hangtags and toppers done in advance, it makes the whole baking/packaging/delivery process so much simpler!  (Now, if only I could follow my own advice on that!)

First, gather your supplies.

You will need:

  • coordinating cardstock-weight patterned papers (some at least 8.5 x 11)
  • ribbons and trims (this is a great use for tiny scraps)
  • scalloped circle punch (around 2.5 inches across)
  • pen
  • sharp scissors
  • glue stick and tacky glue
  • stapler
  • hole punch or crop-o-dile
  • cellophane goodie bags that measure approx 4″ across
  • 3D adhesive foam dots or squares*
  • bakers twine*
  • mitten template here: mitten template

Step One: Print mitten template on back of an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of patterned cardstock, adjusting printer settings as needed.  Using sharp scissors, cut out all the mittens along the lines. (if you have trouble, I can email you the pdf file as well, for a limited time)

Step Two: Choose other patterned papers in coordinating colors and cut into 4×5 inch rectangles.  Then fold them in half to make cards that measure 4×2.5 inches.

Step Three: Punch out scalloped circles from co-ordinating cardstock using a scalloped circle punch approx 2.5 inches across.

Step Four: Using your pen (I love my extra-fine sharpie), doodle stitches around each of the mittens and circles or stitches around each scalloped circle.

Step Five: Using tacky glue, apply a scrap of paper to the “wrist” of each mitten for a cuff. You can use ricrac, ribbon, or whatever trim scraps you have on hand.  I LOVE the pompom trim from savvynsassy for this.

Step Six: Attach the scalloped circle to the folded card.  You can add more ribbon here if you like.

Step Seven: Using 3d adhesive, attach the mitten over the scalloped circle.

Step Eight: put your cookies in the baggies and fold over the top of the bag.  Slip the topper over it and staple on each side to hold shut.  Now go give them away!

Hang Tags: if you want hang tags, just make the mittens and scalloped circles.  Punch a hole in the top and run bakers twine or ribbon through the hole.

My little elf delivering baskets to the neighbors

Big thanks to my friend Kimmy for drawing the mittens for this template-thank you!

I’m going to apologize for all the photos for this (and the last few) tutorial(s).  We’ve been having some really dark rainy weather lately and I just haven’t been able to get very good pictures.  Finally have some sun this weekend, so maybe the ones I get photographed now will be a little better.