28 February 2011

How to make Wax Magazine Paper Cookie Bags

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I made my mom some rockin' White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookies, but could hardly deliver them to my dear ol' Mum in just some plain container. That would be the easy route.

Beloved Green does not take the easy route.

Except when I make quinoa.

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This is how B.G. makes Wax Magazine Paper Cookie Bags:
  1. Pull out your favorite magazines. I happen to subscribe to some fantastic photography magazines that have the most delightful photos and graphics. Pulling out a couple from the inner pages I lay them out on a table sewing two pieces together on the middle seam.
  2. Pull out some wax paper and cut it to the size of the two sheets of magazine paper.
  3. Put the magazine paper with the side that will be displayed outward. On the back side, take some glue or double sided take and place a few places on the magazine paper to hold the wax paper in place. The wax paper will become the inside of the bag.
  4. Sew the side and bottom of the bag together.

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Now is the time to fill that bag up with yummy-scrum-diddly-umptious treats. When it is filled, sew the top. I went in the opposite direction to create a triangle design.

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I added a tag with pretty pink staples, but it could go without, or with ribbons, embellishments.

My Mum was so excited she did not want to even rip it open. Then I told her there were cookies inside and it was decimated in seconds. But she appreciated the gesture. I know because she told me so.

As crumbs fell from her mouth.

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