easy DIY cookie basket made from a paper plate


what a cool idea - make a cookie gift basket from a paper plate!

You guys know by now I love baking. I think baked goods make great gifts, but there’s always the question of how to package them – for example, a pile of cookies on a paper plate doesn’t look quite as fantastic as it’s going to taste. At the same time, I’m just plain cheap, so I’m not likely to spend more money on cute packaging for my cookies than I spent on the ingredients to make them! That’s why I love this little cookie basket – it takes five minutes, one paper plate, and a few pieces of tape to assemble.

Once you have your basket put together, you can stack the cookies in next to each other like this:

what a cool idea - make a cookie gift basket from a paper plate!

Or in a one long row like this:

what a cool idea - make a cookie gift basket from a paper plate!

Either way, eight cookies fit perfectly. (Cookies shown are my favorite ones to share: they are the never fail, never flat, absolutely perfect chocolate chip cookies.)

To make this simple paper plate basket, here’s what you do:

what a cool idea - make a cookie gift basket from a paper plate!

Just cut along the dotted lines in the first photo, fold along the dotted lines in the second photo (without turning the plate), tape up the ends, and fill the basket with cookies! I lined the basket with a piece of wax paper just to make sure the buttery cookies don’t leave grease marks, then tied it up with ribbon so the cookies look as fantastic as they taste.

You might remember the first paper plate basket back over the holidays – it’s just the right size for gifting muffins!

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I love how easy and economical these are, and how easy they are to dress up with a little ribbon or twine. Thanks for reading! ***This post originally appeared on One Good Thing by Jillee***

what a cool idea - make a cookie gift basket from a paper plate!

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Comments

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    LCJinRoslynPA says

    These baskets are adorable! I will be picking up some paper plates in pastel colors at the party store and making Easter baskets for my grandkids this way. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    says

    TUESDAY MORNING CAFE – AT OAK CREEK IS A TIME FOR THE LADIES AND MEN TO COME OUT TO DO A CRAFT AND HAVE LUNCH IN OUR LARGE CAFE COMMONS ROOM. THE FELLOWSHIP IS WONDERFUL AND WE MAKE THE CRAFT EASY FOR EVERYONE TO DO. THIS MONTH WE ARE DOING YOUR CRAFT -THE PAPER PLATE COOKIE CONTAINER. WE ARE EVEN MAKING THE COOKIES. WE HAVE THE PAPER TO DECORATE WITH AND I PRINTED OUT THE HOLIDAY TAGS FOR THE GIFT CONTAINERS. HOW EASY WAS THIS PATTERN AND THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE SO EASY. THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL CRAFT FOR THE YOUNGEST TO THE OLDEST COULD DO.

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    Ronnie Budge says

    I would like to try these but would like more instructions, i.e. how far down and how wide do you cut the plate and the same for across and folding. Thanks.

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    Emme says

    I love these baskets and plan to use them for my work cookie exchange. I like you don’t want to spend more on the packaging than the cookies themselves, but want a cute way to package….this definitely fits the bill. I”m going to use Christmas plates.

    My only question is what size paper plate did you use. Our exchange is different as we only give 6 cookies per person so I was wondering how a salad plate would work.

    Keep up the great crafting.

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