- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
I was going to call them cookie condoms, but I was afraid that the title might be construed as inappropriate. But I maintain that it’s still a more appropriate title.
When I began work on our OOT bags, I admit, it was with much gusto. I’ve been laboring over contents, design, distribution, etc. I’ve begun the process of collecting items, which has involved a great deal of internet research to find cost-efficient options. I found these adorable boxes of cookies:
At The English Tea Store. They had both key lime and coconut, which are such great choices for our OOT bags. (We’re actually selecting options from our hometown states: him: Florida; me: Georgia; now: Tennessee).
While the boxes are very cute, they don’t match our colors. Now, admittedly, I have a problem. I’m a classic over-thinker (to borrow a line from The Office), so I decided to create a label to dress up the cookies. I didn’t want to wrap the whole box like a present, because I thought it would be bulky and a bit amateurish. Ultimately, I decided to make a wrap out of kraft card stock.
So I pulled out my paper trimmer, bone folder, and scoring blade and went to work. Here are the wraps and cookie boxes, before they met:
I created labels and printed them glossy photo paper, wrapped each box with brown ribbon, and affixed the label to the front:
Now sliding the wraps around the boxes was a bit trickier than I had imagined. I measured very carefully so that they would fit snugly, and boy did they ever (Hence my original name for this post). I persevered; however, and triumphed over cardboard. I know I have a problem. Not everything has to have our logo and/or motif. But I can’t help it; they are just so darn cute.
Here they are, a box full of label addiction:
Next, I’m working on hot cocoa packets, lip balm, and the label for the front of the gable box. Stay tuned as I continue to be my own worst enabler…