Saturday 25 October 2008

Mini Treat Holder

These are sooooo cute to put small treats in.
3 Hershey's Kisses fit nicely in them!
You will need:

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of patterned paper (or cardstock if you wish)
Adhesive such as double sided tape or tacky glue
Paper crimper
Embellishments (ribbon/tag)
3 Hershey Kisses candy

1.Cut your paper to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 in.
2. Pull the paper a little along the side of a table. This helps to round the paper and the paper will stay together when you glue it.3-Place double sided tape on the inside of paper. Cover the full length of one long side and ONE short side of your paper. Then stick them together. It should look like this.
4. Crimp the side that you glued. 3-4 crimps should be good.
5. Now add the treats.

6. Next, glue the other side, but remember to glue it the opposite way you glued the first side! Then crimp that edge. See the pic to help you here.

*If you don't have a crimper, no worries!!! You can use a ruler and stylus and make crimp marks on the edges.
7. Now, it's time to add a few of your own special touches!!! Punch 2 holes at the top and put a piece of ribbon through it. You can tie it in a knot or a bow. You can add a tag if you like, a flower embellishment or a button-whatever your heart desires!!!
Enjoy! This little treat holder can be used for just about any holiday, not just Christmas. I've made them with Halloween treats in them, as well as for Easter. They would be great for birthday party favors, too!
If you try these we REALLY WANT to see them, so hook us up in the comments so we can visit your blog!!!


Julie Allain said...

Deanne this is wonderful!!! I so have to get myself a paper crimper excellent Tutorial Thank you :)

maddy hill said...

I had a go at these earlier today and made some halloween treat bags for when the kiddies come round ! oh i am gonna be organised this halloween now - i usually hide lol
Thanks for the tutorial Deanne !