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Gifting Holiday Sweets & a giveaway! {winners!}

The season of giving is upon us!  And some of the best gifts are ones we create ourselves – handmade cards, crafts and of course baked goods!  But even the yummiest of holiday sweets can be made more beautiful with the right gift wrap.  So, we decided this would be a perfect theme for another Ribbonista Group Post.  Each participating Ribbonista created their own beautifully packaged baked good and are shown below. 


First, the giveaway:

2 prizes of 1 spool each.  That’s 2 chances to win!  What you have to do: comment right here. 

I will announce the winners right here on Monday December 15th.


Now, for those holiday sweets.

Charlene Driggs

Lacy Cookie Pocket

I absolutely love baking for the holidays and creating pretty packages to present the goodies is part of the fun.   One thing our family likes to do is give visitors to our home a little surprise to take home with them. I think this lacy cookie pocket is perfect for one large or several small cookies or other treats.


Gini Williams Cagle

Paper Plate Treat Holder

Sometimes you just want to share a few cookies, rather than a whole plate.  My treat holder turns a simple paper plate into the perfect and quick container for a few yummy treats. This one happened to hold some of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted – Buckeye Brownie Cookies (Made by my sister, not me). They were so rich, just a few would make a sweet treat for someone special.  I decorated my plate with some of my favorite May Arts Christmas ribbons – Twill Chevron Stripe; Grosgrain Dots; and String Burlap Ribbon.  I put the tag together, added a few jingle bells, and the goodies were ready.


Jen Shears

Dress Up Baked Goods with Ribbon

Dress Up Baked Goods with Ribbon

I love to make a yummy harvest bread this time of year- and so easy to fancy it up with May Arts Ribbons! I’ve got the details of the ribbons I’ve used on my blog! 🙂


Jenifer Cowles

Gifft Boxing Sweet Treats

DCWV has these fun little boxes that I used for my Sweets.  They are easy to fold together and partner them up with some flowers and some beautiful ribbons and you have yourself a beautiful box for all of your holiday treats.  

Click here for more details on this project. 


Jennifer Davey

Dressing Up Holiday Sweets for Less

A gift of sweets is not about quantity it’s about giving the gift of your time, love and a fabulous treat!  Adding the flare of a piece of linen embellished with crochet trim and a velvet ribbon bow will make your home baked goodies and dollar store shaker feel like a gift from a boutique bakery.

Come on by and get the recipe for the delicious Cranberry Pumpkin Bread with White Chocolate Chunks.


Karen Hanson

Vintage Inspired Gifting for Sweet Treats

Vintage Inspired Gifting for Sweet Treats

I have a bit of a weakness for two things – sweets and puns!  So when I can put the two together, I am in heaven!  Today, I thought I would share a little holiday treat all dolled up with some vintage inspired ribbons – the 2.5″  Cotton Blend Vintage Inspired Holiday Snowflakes (468-25-14),  1″ Eyelet Trim (447-1-01), and the 3/8″ Velvet/Gold Dots Burgundy (456-38-25).  I think these ribbons are perfect to give a rustic, but polished look to canned goods. I wrapped each in layers around two different typed of preserves – canned peaches and an all time favorite – peach rum sauce (amazing over top of vanilla ice cream). Together, they are perfect for wishing someone a very “peach-ful” holiday season!  Having said that, they are so pretty, that I might just keep them on my kitchen counter for the holiday season.  

Click here for more details on this project. 


Mallika Kejriwal

Sweet Treat Boxes

Sweet Treat Boxes

I have used my Silhouette cameo to make these cute treat boxes. Holiday seems to be one time when I am using my cameo the most to make treat boxes. I have used the beautiful holiday selection of ribbons from our store and some pretty prima papers to make this. It is super easy to assemble and make perfect quick gifts. Happy holidays!  🙂


Mary Brockway

Gifting Sweet Treats with Mason Jars

I chose to decorate a mason jar to hold my treats.  A few silver and gold stars from the Metallic Star Banner Ribbon stitched onto the Green Burlap/Wired Ribbon, bordered with Natural Burlap/Woven Ribbon and my jar was ready to fill with the minty Oreo Cookie Balls I whipped up with the help of my baby girl.  A simple tag (with the recipe written on the back) tied on with a bit of my favorite Natural String Burlap Ribbon and my treats were ready to go!

Click here for more details on this project. 


Tracy McLennon

Unique Gift Wrapping For Holiday Treats

Vintage Tea Cup for Gifting Sweets

Tea Towel Wrapped Holiday Sweet Treat

I have two interpretations, one for on your holiday table with chocolates. I used a vintage teacup and saucer to hold the chocolates and a simple tag design that could be used like a place card. The second is a loaf and loaf pan wrapped with a tea towel and finished with the perfect May Arts Ribbon. I attached the same tag design for this homemade gift.

Click here for more details on this project.


Virginia Fynes

Quick Gifting for Sweet Treats

No time for fussy wrapping your holiday sweet? Swing by the dollar store and grab a few small jars to gift your sweet treats in a fancy (and secretly easy) way!  Adding a luscious May Arts Ribbon bow will take your simple jars to lovely Christmas gift everyone will be dying to receive!

Click here for more details on this project.


Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’ve been inspired when gifting your holiday treats this season!  And be sure to comment to enter to win some ribbon of your own!



Click here to check out our new online retail store and enter to win a prize for you and a friend!





We have some winners:

Beautiful packaging for home made goodies. Thanks for the ideas.
so many great ideas both for creating and wrapping! 


Congratulations, ladies!  Email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

 **when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**



  1. TracyM #6773

    CONGRATULATIONS Joan & Jery!!!
    Thanks again for the creative & sweet treat ideas!!!

  2. Amante del Papel

    Beautiful and amazing ideas!!!

  3. Katie B.

    Love all of the packaging ideas! Such beautiful ribbons and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  4. Nikki C

    Looking at all those homemade goodies wrapped in ribbons are so perfect for the holidays and they are making me hungry too

  5. Sandi B

    love all the wonderful ways to wrap those special gifts.

  6. Cynthia B.

    These packages are gorgeous! If the treats inside are as good as how they look on the outside – WOW, these are all super-sweet!

  7. Sue D

    Oh my–what beautiful ways to package up these special treats.

  8. Laura Strack

    All the ribbonistas created such delicious ways to share their scrumptious baked goodies. Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. Linda Chidster

    Very CREATIVE Ideas….THANKS!!!

  10. Judy B

    I had trouble with a couple of the links but the rest had some really great ideas. Thanks for sharing how ribbon can add that special touch to anything homemade.

  11. Rita Navarre

    What cute ideas!

  12. Traci Major

    These are such pretty ideas, dressing up the ordinary to make it a special gift. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  13. Jean Marmo

    Such cute ideas!

  14. Germaine

    Beautiful and new ideas for gifting sweets!!! thanks for the chance to win too!

  15. Lisa DeShane

    This is just amazing!
    All you ideas here are outstanding crafting minds and have inspired me to create more beautiful tags and labels for my food and other gifting this year!
    Thank you ladies so very much for all your hard and creative works and idea results! Love them all!

  16. Kathleen Spaeth

    Thank you Ladies for sharing your great Treat Packaging Ideas. I just received my First May Arts On-line Ribbon Order, that was so quick Ribbon Lady, and I can’t wait to start using it. Oh what I got is so pretty! First task is to decorate some Gifts for the Neighborhood Holiday Gathering Tomorrow Afternoon.

  17. Debbie Fisher

    I think this is my favorite post every by May Arts! I love giving food gifts and love all the ideas shared here. Many I’ve done before and some inspired me to do something new…like the first one with the doily envelope. Definitely want to do that one!

    Thank you May Arts for a chance to win and thank you DT for so much inspiration this year!

  18. marylouh

    Some fun ways to package a gift. Love the first with the doily and the one with the paper plate. thanks for sharing such cute ideas.

  19. Joan

    Beautiful packaging for home made goodies. Thanks for the ideas.

  20. SuZeQ

    Oh yeah — MA ribbons are the best and festive-up (is that a word?!) any simple little container. Mouthwatering … both the ribbons and the foods.

    Merry Christmas!

  21. Mary Helene

    Home made treats are my favorite Christmas treat to get during the holiday season. Love all the beautiful ways you showed to wrapped them.

  22. Janet Cobb

    Thanks for sharing these lovely ‘wrapping’ ideas! Of course, it’s the ribbons that make everything so pretty!

  23. TracyM #6773

    Sweet homemade treats, all wrapped beautifully!!!

  24. stamping sue

    great wrappings and looks like some good treats, too.
    stamping sue

  25. Sabrina Radican

    May Arts has some beautiful ribbon!! Everyone’s gifts look lovely sand very yummy!!

  26. Pam

    Wow! These gifts are wrapped so fabulously. Can’t go wrong with the best ribbon ever!

  27. Monique Leslie

    Oh my gosh I love how simple but super cute that Oreo Cookie Ball Mason Jar is decorated. All the pieces are put together so perfectly.

  28. Indy

    Amazing holiday ideas!

  29. Cindy S

    Love the silver!

  30. Vicki Sopcak

    I have always loved May Arts Ribbons!!! They add the right amount of pop to any project!!!

  31. Robin B.

    Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. Denise Bryant

    Awesome ideas for beautiful presentations!

  33. Gilda (mcstamper)

    Thanks for your great ideas.

  34. Heather Thompson

    Can we put a hold button on the clock. I’m running out of time and there are some great ideas!!! I will be updating my receipt book! Thank you so much ladies and Happy Holidays to all you and your families!

  35. Cathy jacobson

    I sure would love to win some of that pretty ribbon. I could so many layouts.

  36. Jenelle Reyes

    Oh Luscious Ribbons!!! I love the Silver Ribbon and Vintage Inspired Holiday Snowflake Ribbon!

  37. Terri Burson

    Ribbon makes EVERYTHING better….even sweets!

  38. Jery

    so many great ideas both for creating and wrapping!

  39. Amy C.

    Cute and clever ideas!

  40. sherry butcher

    Good ideas for great gifts. TFS.

  41. Carla Hundley

    Bunch of great wrapping
    ideas! Love the lacy cookie
    Carla from Utah

  42. Diane W

    Those are all great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Shari Czerwinski

    As if baked goods weren’t sweet enough, they are even sweeter when wrapped so beautifully! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing all the wonderful gift wrapping ideas!


    Ribbon always makes every thing you make so much more beautiful. Thanks for the change to win this wonderful ribbon.

  45. Tabitha Z

    Pretty ideas! Love the red ribbon with white polka dots!


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