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Food Packaging Ideas

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007


Food makes a really thoughtful gift, whether it's given as a hostess gift, as a favor at a baby shower or wedding, or displayed at a school bake sale. Finding creative ways to package it is as fun as coming up with what goes inside. Here are some food packaging bags and boxes from our Martha Stewart Crafts line:

One Bag Three Different Ways
1. Stamp on the bag.

2. Make a badge embellishment. (For illustrated directions, download this PDF from To make a rosette, pleat the entire length of a 1 1/2-inch strip of paper. Open into a circle and glue ends and center. Attach rosette, ribbon, and cutout transfer to package with adhesive foam dots. Hot-glue badge to bag.

3. Attach cutouts of transfer letters with foam adhesives.

Faux Bois Paper Ideas
1. Wrap chocolate bars in faux bois wrapping paper, and tie with bakers' twine.

2. Wrap bottle of maple syrup in faux bois paper, wrap bakers' twine around neck, and adhere cutouts of stamped maple leaves. (Stamp leaf from our leaf stamp set onto colored paper and cut out with craft scissors. Apply with an adhesive foam dot.)

3. Wrap mint tea in mint-colored faux bois.

Adhesive Ribbon
Peel and stick strips of decorative tape in a criss-cross pattern around box. Rubber stamp recipient's name onto a food label, and attach with an adhesive foam dot.

Special thanks to Babycakes NYC ( for providing cupcakes for this segment. Also, special thanks to EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts for giving everyone in the audience a Kraft Goodie Box Combo Kit.

The following items from Martha Stewart Crafts were used in today's food packaging segments.
Adhesive / 1/2" X 20' Double-Sided Tissue Tape (M011001)
Adhesive / 1/8" Circle Ds Adhesive Foam (M011008)
Labels / Color Border (M063009)
Baker's Twine /Color Twists (M183201)
Baker's Twine / Solids (M183202)
Multipack / Square Goodie Box Kraft (M183208)
Kit / Goodie Bags Medium, 15 (M183304)
Kit / Goodie Bags Large, 12 (M183305)
Kit / Goodie Bags Small, 18 (M183303)
Kit / Tall Cookie Boxes (M183307)
Kit / Cupcake Boxes (M183308)
Kit /Goodie Box Combo - Kraft, 18 (M183309)
Kit / Goodie Box Combo - White, 18 (M183310)
Multipack / Treat Box White (M183211)
Ribbon / 3/8 Piped Cloud-Coffee Bean (M302019)
Ribbon / 9/16 Seam Binding Cloud (M302319)
Ribbon / 9/16 Seam Binding Feldspar (M302316)
Stamp / Leaf Set 1 (M331000)
Stamp / Leaf Set 2 (M331018)
Stamp / Serif Font (M331002)
Stamp / Ornamental Bodoni (M331007)
Stamp Pad / Geranium Pigment Ink (M336005)
Stamp Pad / Bluegrass Pigment Ink (M336006)
Decorative Tape / Fabric Patterns (M364001)
Paper Pack / Wood Grain Multipack 12 X 12 (M422004)
Paper Pack / Gala Multipack 12 X 12 (M422005)
Paper / Playground 12x12 Multipack (M421003)
Transfers / It's a Boy (M312003)
Transfers / Monograms Gold (M312011)
Multipack / Tissue Paper Roll Floral (M183204)
Multipack / Tissue Paper Roll Dots (M183205)
Pen / Assorted Pen Set with 4 Tip Sizes Sepia (M269030)


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