Summer is filled with picnics, potlucks, and festive gatherings. The food you bring to these events should be tasty of course, but should also be packaged as cutely as possible too. Here’s how to make aluminum foil take-out containers for carrying your casseroles, salads, and desserts a lot more visually appealing.

Aluminum foil food containers can be found at some restaurant supply stores, but I think are easiest to find with a simple web search. Use some sort of search like “foil casserole pans with flat lids”. To make them decorative, you’ll need some scrapbook paper for the smaller casserole sized pans or wrapping paper for the larger sized pans. Place the flat board lid on your paper for a tracing guideline, trace, and cut out. Attach the paper with double stick tape and you’re done!

See? They’re much more festive than plain white, right?


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