DIY Your Holiday Gifts and Favors

Family Fun & Activities, Holidays & Parties | December 7, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but if your shopping list has you stressed, we’ve got some super fun and simple DIY gift ideas for you to make instead of hitting the crowded stores. Whether it be for your child’s teacher, classmates, the bus driver, or beyond, these crafty creations will surely be a universal hit. Join our Facebook Live to learn how to make your own holiday gifts featuring our favorite Back to Nature Cookies.

Holiday Teacher Treat

If you give a teacher a treat, she will probably want some milk. Show your child’s teacher you care with this reusable and oh-so-sweet gift.


  1. 12-14 Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies (per mason jar)
  2. Mason jar with straw and handle
  3. Thin ribbon
  4. Printable tag from Moms Meet
  5. Scissors
  6. Hole punch


  1. Print and cut your selected tag.
  2. Fill the mason jar with cookies. If using larger cookies, use less.

Tip: Keep the straw in the center while filling the jar with cookies.

  1. Secure the lid on the mason jar.
  2. Punch hole in the corner of the tag.
  3. Cut the ribbon to arm’s length and string the tag through.
  4. Tie the ribbon in a bow around the lip of the jar with the bow resting over the tag. Trim edges to the desired length.

Makes: 1, multiple materials by volume of gifts needed

Credit: Eighteen25

Reindeer Treats

You and your littles can make this festive craft together.


  1. 8 Back to Nature Chocolate & Peanut Butter Creme Cookies (per each treat)
  2. Brown paper lunch bag
  3. Printable cutouts for the reindeer face
  4. 2 Pipe cleaners
  5. Clear tape
  6. Cellophane bag


  1. Print cutouts and cut shapes for the face.
  2. Glue the eyes, snout, and nose (in that order) onto the front side of the paper bag without the center line.

Tip: Establish where you will fold the paper bag over before you start gluing. Glue the eyes at least an inch or so below this point.

  1. Cut your two pipe cleaners into thirds, resulting in 6 even pieces of pipe cleaner. Twist 3 together, leaving the top half separated for the antlers. Repeat with the remaining three.
  2. Once your face has dried, flip the bag over and secure the two antlers to either side with clear tape, just below the fold in the bag.
  3. Place your Back to Nature Cookies into the cellophane bag, secure it closed with tape, and place inside the paper bag.
  4. Fold the top flap over and secure the bag shut in the back with clear tape.

Makes: 1, multiple materials by volume of gifts needed

Credit: Glitter ‘N Spice

Cookies and Laughs for the Whole Class

With printable labels filled with holiday jokes, your kid’s class will have a blast reading these aloud as they snack on the delicious cookies.


  1. 2 Back to Nature Dark Chocolate & Oats Granola Cookies (per each pouch)
  2. Joke labels on printable sticker paper
  3. Paper CD sleeve


  1. Print your labels on sticker paper and cut each one out.
  2. Peel label and place at the top center of the CD sleeve.
  3. Place your Back to Nature Cookies in the CD sleeve and secure the back closure with clear tape.

Makes: 1, multiple materials by volume of gifts needed

Credit: Our Best Bites

Snowflake and a Snack

Once they’ve devoured every last morsel, they can hang their sparkly snowflake on their tree.


  1. 8 Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  2. 4 mini craft sticks
  3. Blue glitter
  4. Clear glue or hot glue gun
  5. Ribbon
  6. Twist tie


  1. Glue mini craft sticks into the shape of a snowflake. Let dry.
  2. Spread glue over the tops of the snowflake. It is not necessary to fully cover.
  3. Sprinkle glitter. Let dry.
  4. Attach a looped ribbon to the back of the snowflake. Let dry.
  5. Stack Back to Nature Cookies in the cellophane wrapper. Twist close at the top with a twist tie.
  6. Place ornament over the top of the bag.

Makes: 1, multiple materials by volume of gifts needed

Credit: From ABCs to ACTs



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