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Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Cookies!

This isn't a super happy post. My mom's friend's dad died, and instead of sending flowers, she asked me to make cookies. I think its a good idea because my family always spends an outrageous amount of money on flowers, or a blanket, or a garden stone, or anything, and I'm all about giving food, and it doesn't cost that much to make.

So my mom called me yesterday and requested that I make her ten dozen by today. I'm dead serious. So that is all I did today.

I'm happy with how the packages turned out. The only bummer is that I didn't have enough time to wait for the boxes to go on sale at the Hob Lob. Typically everything goes 50% off every other week, but I couldn't wait until next week, so I had to pay full price. If I had been able to wait, all of the supplies would have cost $15 instead of $30. Perhaps I should consider stocking up for next time.

I couldn't find five boxes all the same size, so I did three round and two oval.

These cookie packets are just like the ones I made for Allison a few weeks ago.

When I made Allison's boxes, I wrapped them with ribbon that came up from all four sides. I decided to change that for two reasons this time. 1. It used a lot of ribbon. When I did the other boxes, I used one roll for two boxes. It went fast. 2. I didn't want the family to have to deal with the ribbon or tying it back up. That much ribbon can be a hassle, and really it isn't worth it.

I did it this way in order to keep the lid on, and the usage of ribbon limited.

I used my scissors to put a hole in the side, threaded the ribbon though, and used Scotch tape to secure it inside. Then I pulled up both sides and tied the bow.

I really had a hard time figuring out how in the world to decorate these. I don't take death lightly, and I absolutely respect the grief that families experience during this time. I was worried that if I used a black ribbon it would be too dramatic, and I knew I couldn't use my left over green polka dots either. I decided to look up the awareness color of throat cancer, and it happened to be burgundy. I thought it was a very appropriate color, and decided to do with that. They still turned out to be cheery packages, but not super over the top.

I bought blank note cards for my mom to fill out so that she didn't have to buy cards too.
All supplies are from Hobby Lobby, except for the cookies, which are from my kitchen. Ingredients are from Wal-Mart.


  1. I really like these. I know it was for something not so fun, but I think your ideas are great and simple. I wish I could make boxes for you. Always remember that hobby lobby has coupons online... not always ones you need but worth checking before you go.

  2. I didn't know they put them online. I'll have to check that out. Thanks!



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