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Holiday Cookie Mailing Tubes

Introduction

Just the right shape for mailing (or hand-delivering) cookies, bright-colored cardboard tubes look even more festive when outfitted in red and white to mimic the season's best candy canes.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut strips of adhesive paper in different widths with a utility knife and straightedge.

  2. Step 2

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    Adhere the strips of adhesive paper around bright mailing tubes from office-supply stores.

  3. Step 3

    Choose sturdy cookies, and gently but securely wrap decorative tissue paper around them before slipping them into the tube.

Source
Holiday Cookies 2005, Holiday 2005

Reviews (7)

  • TheOtherAshley 2 Apr, 2013

    Can I just mail it like this or would it be better to put it into another shipping box? I'd be worried about the decorations on the tube getting messed up.

  • Madhi 4 Apr, 2010

    I think wrapping up a Pringles can is also an easy way to make something similar :-)

  • MsTee 29 Dec, 2008

    Didn't mean to sound so mechanical but wanted to get it all in with 500 characters. I think this looks more personal than a colored mailing tube and with a pretty bow these even look great under the tree. We disguised a one hundred dollar bill to our daughter last year by folding it small inside tissue paper and putting it in the bottom of a pringles can I wrapped and put under the tree. Thing is we put the pringles back in before sealing. That was fun!!

  • MsTee 29 Dec, 2008

    Measure around tube with a measuring tape -- mark the measurement on a length of wrapping paper. Use spray adhesive on plain mailing tubes or empty food tubes then roll the paper onto the tube. Add 1/8th inch for an overlap to make sure there's no gap then use a glue stick to glue the overlap down. Cut the paper slightly longer than the tube, push extra paper over the edge to the inside, then snap in cap. Glue circle of paper to top of snap on lids, glue lid on tube, glue ribbon around lid edge.

  • nicolechua 11 Dec, 2008

    hey heather that's a cool idea! :D thanks!

  • honeypot13 8 Dec, 2008

    Oh my gosh, this is a great idea. I've always wanted a different way to send cookies thru the mail rather than the usual tin in a cardboard box. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing this!!!! Merry Christmas....

  • HeatherJSmith 21 Nov, 2008

    I did this one year but just used old Pringles chips containers