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Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookie Recipe & DIY Packaging

Yesterday was super fun for me because I got enlisted by friend Danelle to help pretty up the cookies she baked for a fundraiser at her work. There’s really nothing I love more than to craft, eat cookie dough, and drink wine, which is exactly what we did!

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I snapped some pictures to show exactly how we made these packages so pretty, and also to share what is probably the easiest cookie recipe on the planet (and it’s also delicious!). Also, if you haven’t tried the Chocolate Shop wine that is shown in the picture below, you need to do yourself a favor and go buy it! You can thank me later! 🙂

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Pumpkin Spice Toffee Cookie Recipe:

1 Box Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix

1 12oz Can Pumpkin Puree

3/4 Cup Toffee Nuggets

Mix all 3 ingredients together in a bowl.

Batter complete!! (Told you! Easiest cookies ever!)

Bake at 400 for 10-14 minutes (depending on the size of your cookies).

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I was seriously mind blown at how easy these cookies were. All of the baking powder, flour, and stuff that is always annoying to measure are in the cake mix! So genius.

So, once we had the cookies out of the oven and cooled, we started on the packaging.

I brought over some brown kraft bags, bakers twine, tags, stickers, and a “baked with love by” stamp.

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We started by stamping the back of the bags and having Danelle sign her name.

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Next, we wrapped 2 cookies in saran wrap and tied them up with gold bakers twine. I recommend doing this with baked goods so the oils and moisture don’t penetrate through the bag and ruin your pretty packaging.

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Lastly, we sealed the bags with 3″ stickers, stuck a price sticker on the tag, and tied it on with orange & black bakers twine. Perfect considering the bake sale is on Halloween!

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I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly pay $2 for these babies! 🙂 Especially when it’s going to a good cause.

You can replicate this packaging and find everything you need to do so by visiting my Etsy shop: The Petite Package

Items used:

Brown Kraft Bags

Brown Kraft Bags, $5

Gold Shimmer Twine, $3.50

Gold Shimmer Twine, $3.50

Orange & Black Twine, $2.50

Orange & Black Twine, $2.50

Orange Mini Tags

Orange Mini Tags

Custom Cookie Stickers

Custom Cookie Stickers

Custom Cookie Stickers

Custom Cookie Stickers

Baked With Love By Stamp

Baked With Love By Stamp

 

Trend Tuesday: DIY Pumpkins

Trend Tuesday_ PumpkinsThe holiday season is coming into full swing and we are gearing up for Halloween here at The Petite Package! One of my favorite things to do in honor of Halloween and the fall season is sitting pumpkins out on my front porch. There are so many different things you can do with pumpkins these days. I have compiled a DIY Pumpkin list full of super fun and easy ways to personalize pumpkins!

01. Black Cat O’Lanterns
I am a huge cat lover! What cuter way to share your love for cats and Halloween than with this black cat o’latern?! Carve out the eyes, cut some pointy ears out of cardstock, get your some black spray paint, and voila! Seems simple enough! Sunset

02. Decoupage Photo Pumpkin
This is a pumpkin that you can make SUPER personal! Allie is going to be making this one with pictures of her adorable little toddler, Andee Beth. All you need is a pumpkin, mod podge, a paintbrush, and some of your favorite photos.
Sugar and Charm

03. Vine-and-Leaf Carved Pumpkin
This one looks difficult, but the lovely Martha Stewart has made it super easy for us! Head on over to her blog for templates for this beautiful carved pumpkin!
Martha Stewart

04. Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin
Who doesn’t love a good monogrammed pumpkin? Add glitter to it and you have yourself one totally adorable pumpkin!
Unoriginal Mom

05. Glittered Chevron Pumpkin
My love for glitter grows more and more as the days pass! You could do this one in any color (mint, maybe?!) and it would look just as cute.
Kappaprep

06. No-Carve Mummy Pumpkin
This pumpkin idea would be perfect to do with your kids! No-carve= No-mess!
Parents

07. Glittered Pumpkin Placecards
At The Petite Package, we specialize in wedding products. So, adding this one to list was a no brainer for me! What is so great about these pumpkins, are that you can do a gold glitter one if you want. You don’t even have to use these for a wedding! You could totally use them for that last minute Halloween party you are planning!
Formal Fringe

08. Modern Halloween Pumpkins
These pumpkins are to DIE for! To make these babies, all you need is tape, black paint, and a paintbrush. I would add a cute bow on the stem of mine.
Crafty in Crosby

Also, here are some tips on how to make your pumpkin last longer!

There you have it! Allie and I will definitely be trying out some of the cute pumpkin ideas!!

Are you and your family making pumpkins this year? What kind do you plan on making? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Trend Tuesday: Burlap and Lace

Trend Tuesday_ Burlap and Lace copy 2Burlap and lace is a trend that is making it’s way through wedding season this Fall. It gives off that rustic vibe that so many brides hope for.

Here is a collection of some of our favorite burlap and lace products that you can buy and make yourself!

1. Personalized Ring Bearer Pillow, My Montana Homestead, $12
2. Burlap and Twine Wine Bottles, Rustic Wedding Chic, DIY
3. Burlap and Lace Wedding Programs, Anna Lou Avenue, $2.65+
4. Burlap Wedding Cake, The I Do Moment, DIY
5. Burlap and Lace Aisle Bows, The Lovely Find, DIY
6. Tan and Black Laced Burlap Bouquets, Gypsy Farm Girl, $85

What do you think of the burlap and lace trend popping up on the wedding map? Do you like it? Are you using burlap and lace in your own wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Trend Tuesday: 6 DIY Wreaths

TREND TUESDAY_ DIY WREATHS

Happy Fall Y’all!

In honor of it being the first day of Fall (our favorite season), we decided to put together a collection of super cute DIY Fall Wreaths. If you are like us and love making your own wreaths for every season/holiday, then this collection is for you!

01. Alabama Roll/Crimson Tide Pom Pom Wreath
ROLL TIDE! Football season is in full swing and what better way to pay tribute to your favorite team than with a super cute wreath hanging on your front door?
Kottage on the Kurve

02. Berry Fall Wreath
This wreath is traditional but still very cute. It only costs about $25 to make, which is pretty cheap when crafting a wreath! Totally worth it!!
The Pink Lou Lou

03. Sunshine Wreath
Mustard is a super hot color for this Fall. Use the color of the season in this super unique wreath!
Yellow Mums

04. Burlap Wreath
Burlap, burlap, burlap! Who doesn’t love burlap these days? It’s classic and trendy at the same time.
The Fab Life

05. LSU Burlap Wreath
I know my in-laws would freak over this wreath. Oh how the Arces love their LSU football!
Peace, Love, Burlap

06. Argyle Yarn Owl Wreath
My love is mint, but Allie’s love is owls! When she saw this wreath she HAD to put it on the list! Dress your door up with be-hoot-iful owls and funky prints!
Handmade is Heartmade

Happy Crafting!

What did you think of our Fall favorites?! Will you be making your own wreath this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below!