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Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Wrapper

We’re sharing how to create a quick and easy homemade bread wrapper today!

A few years ago, I heard a cookbook author say, “Casseroles feed the hurting and the hungry.” and It’s so true!

The first thing I want to do when I know someone is sick, has lost a loved one, or has suffered a broken heart is to bake something special.

While casseroles, soups, and sweet treats are always a welcomed sight, baking a loaf of bread is one of the easiest things to make and take.

There’s just something about a fresh loaf of bread that conjures feelings of nostalgia and comfort.

When we were little my mom would leave towel-wrapped loaves of bread sitting out on the countertop almost every Sunday.

We would wait hours for the loaves to rise and could hardly contain our excitement when she took them out of the oven so we could experience that first warm buttery bite.

If it’s been a while since you stopped to bake a fresh loaf of bread, now is a great time to slow down and revisit one of your favorite recipes.

Here’s a single loaf pumpkin bread recipe we enjoy and an easy way to customize bread wrappers for gift giving too…

Pumpkin Bread Recipe:

1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Bread Steps:

Gather your supplies and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your loaf pan then set aside.

In a medium-size bowl, cream together sugar, eggs, and oil. Then add pumpkin puree.

Place all the dry ingredients in a medium to large size bowl,

then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, including the water until all the ingredients are mixed well.

Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Pumpkin bread is always one of those things that smells amazing as it bakes in the oven.

Creating a Quick and Easy Homemade Bread Wrapper…

If you’re spending the holidays visiting friends and family consider bringing them a loaf of your favorite bread. You can easily personalize each loaf with a message for each family or use a meaningful quote.

We use these bread wrapper printables when we bring bread during the holiday season. They’re a really simple way to make the bread feel extra special. You can download these or make your own on the computer.

Printing and Using a Homemade Bread Wrapper…

Be sure to print the bread wrapper on heavy card stock paper. Use caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut the bread wrapper to fit the size of your loaf.

In addition, you’ll want to cut a piece of wax or parchment paper to wrap around the loaf first. Then secure the paper bread wrapper to the wax or parchment paper with double-sided tape followed by baker’s twine or a piece of jute.

That way the wax or parchment paper comes in contact with the bread as opposed to the bread wrapper paper. This will also help create a bit of a barrier of sorts since the pumpkin bread is really moist and could leave little moisture spots on the paper wrapper.

Consider giving your favorite bread in a vintage basket so your friend, family member, or neighbor can use the basket all year long.

Pumpkin Bread with DIY Bread Wrapper in Basket-The Crowned Goat

You could also give your favorite bread in a mixing bowl with the recipe and a wooden spoon to make it a fun gift idea too.

Happiness is Homemade DIY Bread Wrapper-The Crowned Goat

Dinner napkins and kitchen towels are another great way to present your gift of homemade bread. They’re both eco-friendly and inexpensive too!

No matter what your budget this season, gift-giving doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes, just saying, “I care about you” is enough.

Let us know what your favorite bread is and how you plan to customize your bread wrappers this season!

Other Quick and Easy Gift Ideas to Enjoy:

Many blessings,

CoCo

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29 Comments

  1. I agree Coco, homemade breads are a wonderful way to pass your thoughts to a family who is grieving. I love your staging, so beautiful and I am pinning the pumpkin bread recipe to make during these winter months. Thanks for the printables.

    1. That’s sweet of you, Mary Beth, thank you! I try my very best not to have too much bread but sometimes you just can’t help it 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  2. Hey CoCo – Your pumpkin bread looks delicious…wish we had a slice right now! Your gift giving idea is so thoughtful and the wrapper tags are adorable! Thanks for making it so easy for us. Cheers to a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thanks so much ladies! Hope your weekend is awesome! Hugs, CoCo

  3. I love fresh baked breads (even though I’ve been trying to follow the Wheat Belly diet-unsuccessfully). The printable is so cute! I hope to have some time this season to do some things like this. I’m dreaming of a very simple, natural Christmas where the pace is slowed down and my boys and I can have some fun in the kitchen. Thanks for the great printable. I’m going to put it to use!
    Nancy

    1. I’m glad you like it, Nancy! I’m so with you about a slower pace this Christmas. It’s totally exhausting trying to keep up sometimes. Fun in the kitchen sounds like the perfect cure 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

    1. Robin, that’s so sweet of you, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  4. Thanks for the printable tags – great idea. I live in an apartment building – 55+, and we all moved in at the same time, so we are kind of a big family. I often bake muffins and drop them off at people’s doors in a treat bag with some tea bags and seasonal napkins. It seems to really make a difference when someone is not feeling well, just home from the hospital, or coming home from a trip. I love the idea of making loaves and using these tags! Thanks !

    1. That is so sweet, Ann! Our hometown is super small and they still find ways to help each other during times of illness and grief through sweet treats and dinner baskets. It’s such a thoughtful way to let someone know you care plus it builds a great sense of community too. I love that you guys take care of each other. It’s so important! Hope your week has been a special one, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Lovely, thank you so much! Hope you’ve had a fun week, CoCo

  5. This is such a thoughtful idea. I love receiving baked goods for any occasion. And homemade goods with the sweet wrapper would be even better. Photos are beautiful as ever.

    1. Thank you bunches, Marie! Our hometown is tiny and to this day they still bake sweet treats, make big batches of soup and call up the casserole patrol when someone is sick, hurting, has had a baby or a family member has passed away. It’s really such a sweet way to let someone know you care about them. Hope your week has been a special one, CoCo

  6. Your pumpkin bread looks so scrumptious!! It’s one of my favorite fall treats!! Love those bread wrappers!!

    1. Thank you bunches, Christine! It’s one of my favorites too. I could literally eat it all year long and from the size of my pandemic pants, it seems I have 😂 Hope you’re having a great day, CoCo

  7. What a lovely tutorial. I love the idea of wrapping with wax paper first to protect the bread. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. You are so welcome, Amy! You could also try a piece of pretty scrapbook paper with a ribbon over the wax paper for another quick and easy way to dress things up too. Hope you have the best weekend, CoCo

  8. What a lovely post this is! These are such sweet ways to gift the bread and so beautifully photographed, too.
    Thanks for sharing at TFT. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your sweet and kind words, Pam, I really appreciate it! It’s so hard to believe the holidays are here already. Hope you have the best week, CoCo

  9. This is such a lovely way to gift bread, and I’m featuring it today at the TFT party. Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. That is so sweet of you, Pam, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Hope your week is filled with all good things, CoCo

  10. Homemade breads are always such a thoughtful gift CoCo.
    Thank you for sharing your homemade bread recipe and bread wrappers at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at tonight’s party and pining too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    1. That is so sweet and kind of you, Kerryanne, thank you so much. I really appreciate it! Hope your week is filled with all good things, CoCo

  11. What could be better than Pumpkin Bread, but just adding a wonderful wrapper?! Looks so yummy; one of my fave Fall treats. I’m featuring this post this evening at All About Home. Thanks so much for coming by each week and supporting the party!

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