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Christmas Series ~ Gift Wrapped Cookbook

Hi friends! How are you all doing today? I’m very excited to share with you all today a gift idea for the holidays. I came up with this gift idea for my sister-in-law back in October for her wedding but it can easily be transformed into a Christmas present. Let me show you!

As I mentioned I got this little gift for my sister-in-law because she enjoys cooking and she loves everything about horses. So when I set out to find the perfect little gift for her, I instantly thought of Ree Drummond’s cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl.

This cookbook not only has fabulous down home comfy cozy recipes, it also has beautiful pictures of ranch life, Ree’s beautiful family and of course the yummy food she cooks for her sweet family! What also amazes me about Ree is that she took all the pictures for her cookbook too! I think that is impressive. Her labor of love is shown on each page of this great cookbook! I think it’s a fabulous Christmas gift too, if I say so myself! (I’d really like to add this to my collection! Hint, hint to my hubby! Who will more then likely be reading this post.) :)

Anyways, I didn’t mean to get off topic, but I love this little cookbook. Now back to the featured program. :) Do you want to learn how to gift wrap a cookbook with soft tea towels. Great! Let me show you!

Here’s what you need:

  • A cookbook (Here’s some of my favorites!)
  • At least one tea towel (I used three to give it a layered look, but you can easily do it with one.)
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Small kitchen item (A set of measuring spoons or a small spatula are a couple of examples.)

Now that you’ve got all your supplies, lets get started.

First, take one towel and lay it on the table. Place cookbook in the center and then wrap the towel around the cookbook. Secure with scotch tape.

Next, take the second towel and fold it in thirds vertically. Wrap the towel around the the cookbook and secure with tape. You should be able to see the first towel on the side.

Take the third towel, fold it in half and then in half once more. Wrap it around the book horizontally and secure with tape. You should now see all three towels.

Lastly, tie coordinating ribbon around the cookbook and add the finishing touches with a small kitchen item.

Thats it, super easy right?!

Okay, so it’s the Christmas season, we are all on a budget, so lets talk money, here’s the breakdown:

  • The Cookbook I purchased on Amazon for $16
  • Towels (and ribbon) on Cleareance at Target for $4.99. The towels were wrapped with the ribbon. Score!
  • Measuring spoons from World Market for 2.99

Total gift: 23.98 +tax

Another way to decrease the cost is to buy used cookbooks instead of brand new or find small kitchen items and kitchen towels at a dollar store. I find some great items, even brand name items there sometimes! The added benefit to wrapping gifts in towels is it makes them a very useful item. I don’t remember the last time I used wrapping paper for cleaning up spilt milk. :) If you are looking for a gift idea that is affordable, creative and fun, I encourage you to try this out this year!

What are some ways you’ve used tea towels to wrap gifts? I’d love for you to share.

If you are looking for more gift wrap idea’s click on over to my gift wrap pin board on Pinterest.

Sharing today at The Frugal Girls and Today’s Creative Blog.

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6 Comments

  1. Perfect idea! I did buy a cookbook to give to a friend and I am so going to use this idea. Thanks.

    • I’m so glad you are going to try it! Let me know how it turns out or send a pictures! I’m sure it will look fabulous! :)

  2. Love it, Tabitha! I’m going to do this for sure! And I have that cookbook, btw, and understand your adoration. haha! :) xxx
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    • Oh friend you must share pictures too when you wrap your cookbook or gift! It’s an awesome little cookbook. I wish my sister-in-law lived near me so she could cook for me too. :-) Oh well and excuse to go visit.
      Thanks for your sweet comment Danielle!