The other day I was watching the movie Home Alone with my little boys when one of them very curiously asked, “Mom, what’s a ‘VCR‘??” That’s the moment I realized I was old. Or that the times change way too fast. My kids have no clue what a normal phone looks like. They wondered why Grandma had a funny stretchy cord on her walkie-talkie on our last visit there. Recently I was rummaging through loads of unorganized boxes in my garage (from 12 months ago when we moved into this house and I set them there so I could unpack and organize them
never another day) and I came across a huge stack of CD envelopes. I don’t even know where the hundreds of CD’s I own even are. Music has changed so much and pretty much all of ours is now digital. We plug the digital into our car, we stream digital onto our home stereo, times have certainly changed since I was younger and I got in trouble after buying the Vanilla Ice CD in 6th grade for my enormous CD playing Boom Box (remember when bigger was better instead of smaller is sleeker?) Anyway, being the craft supply hoarder I am I started thinking there must be another use for those clean white paper envelopes and then it hit me- they reminded me of the cute little window boxes you can buy to package up goodies.
How cute are those? Don’t answer that, because they’re about to get even cuter. At the bottom of this post you’ll find a downloadable file for these adorable labels. You can use double-stick tape, or do what I did and print them on sticker paper (available at office supply stores, my pack was actually labeled “shipping paper“).
Just fold the wrapper right over the top.
This project becomes even quicker and easier if you grab your cookies at a bakery (Costco cookies work great!) The Fred Meyer bakery actually baked mine, shhh… no one has to know. Except for the millions of people around the world reading this right now. But no one has to know about yours.
It’s the perfect thing to pack in a basket and take to work to share with co-workers, or drop off at school for your favorite teachers, or take to church to share with friends.
Anyway you cut it, this is a brilliant and creative use for an inexpensive little paper envelope (if I don’t say so myself!)
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