I used tons of products from the Frightful collection to create my little treat containers! The little plastic holders are filled with candy corns, & they are super easy to put together. The boxes are filled with maple frosted pumpkin spice cookies. They require a little more time, but are definitely worth it!
The candy corn gifts were actually made from some of the plastic containers that MME washi tape comes in! Normally I put things like that right into the recycling bin, but for some reason I held on to them....and I am so glad I did! After filling them with candy corn, I added a strip of 6x6 paper & washi tape around the middle of each container. I hung chipboard ornaments from the top of each one, then tied a bow to the same side & covered the bow in a decorative brad. To finish I added diecuts & enamel dots to each one.
After baking & frosting the cookies, I assembled three cupcake boxes, & added the cookies into them (each box holds 7-8 cookies). I wrapped 12x12 paper strips around each box to start. Then I tied ribbon around each box, & topped the bow with a decorative brad. Then I added sentiments & accents to the front & top of each box using chipboard and diecut shapes!
Because the items I used are either not wrapped or homemade, these gifts would be best for family & friends that know you. But you can always switch out what I used to wrapped candies & baked goods if you want to give them to people you don't know as well.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour blend
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combineflour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon plus and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop large spoonfuls onto prepared baking pans.
Bakefor 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 3 teaspoons maple extract