Every Eid I enjoy making a yummy treat to pass out to my family. Each year I look for something new to make. Not only do the treats have to be yummy, but they also have to be nicely packaged. I’m a sucker for cute packaging… who isn’t! So yummy and cute are the key words. I usually have an idea of what I want to make, but this time I was stumped. Well, until about a week ago… I know, that’s cutting it close considering Eid is this weekend!
Check out these peanut butter pretzel fudge treats! Don’t they look amazing? I certainly was drooling. They were made by Shugary Sweets. As soon as I saw them, I was sold! And let me tell you, they are as good as they look! Shugary Sweets was oh so generous to share her recipe with us. Check it out over HERE… so simple to make! I love simple… especially when it’s paired with yum!!
Okay, so now on to the packaging. I actually had the packaging figured out long before I figured out the treats. With all the crazy cute packaging out in blog land, it’s not that difficult to find inspiration. This year’s Eid al-Fitr (the celebration marking the end of Ramadan) packaging was inspired by Cynthia Shaffer‘s painted treat tins.
I gathered some tins that I had found at a thrift shop… I scored 9 of them for $1.49! Woohoo! When getting tins from a thrift shop, be sure to inspect them on the inside for rusting… leave those icky ones behind! Not that I need to tell you that, right? ;)
Before spray painting my tins, I washed all my tins thoroughly and hand dried them to keep them from rusting.
Following Cynthia’s instructions, I spray painted the tins with the lids on. I used Krylon’s spray paint in avocado. I made the “Happy Eid” (and “Eid Mubarak” … translation: Eid Blessings) labels as she instructed: applied gesso onto book pages, stamped words over the pages (once gesso was dry), and tore them out. From here, I added my own touches. With my Silhouette, I cut out a vintage label out of the same damask paper I used for my Eid garland. I adhered the vintage label and stamped book page label with glue.
I finished off the tin with red twine and tied a ribbon that I cut out of georgette fabric that I had on hand.
Don’t worry, I didn’t forget to put the fudge treats inside. To avoid the risk of the chocolate warming up and sticking to each other, I separated each layer with parchment paper. With these hot summer months, can’t take any risks with chocolate! So in the fridge the tins shall go until they are ready to be gifted.
My Eid To Do list is pretty much all checked off. Just a few more things left to do… easy peasy items like putting up Eid decorations and gift wrapping. I think I can handle those. ;)