Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hanging Treat Box

I have had this idea in my head for a while now, and I finally had a chance to work it out today! It's a hanging treat pocket, perfect for that Valentine wine and chocolate! :) Here's the step-by-step:

Start with a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock. Turn it sideways and score at 4" and 4 1/2".

Then turn it lengthwise and score at 1/2", 1", 4 1/2", and 5".

I drew over the score lines with a Sharpie so you can see them better -- no need to do this on your project! ;)

Cut away sections of cardstock as shown here.

Then cut a slit on both sides as shown here, so the squares become small tabs.

If you fold at the score lines it should look like this!

Round the corners of the long back panel.

Then punch out a circle so it can slip over a bottle. Here I used a 1 3/8" circle punch.

Fold up and attach with Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive.

Embellish as desired. If you want to you can stamp on the cardstock before assembling the pocket. Here I used Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar paper for the front panel and the scallop around the hole. To create the scallop, I punched out a 1 3/8" circle, then punched around that circle with a Scalloped Circle punch (SU!). The images are from Love Ya Much by C.C. Designs. I colored the birds with Copics. I used a Mega Circle Punch and Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), then I pierced the scallops. I punched two openings with a SU! handheld rectangle punch, then tied on some SU! Kraft taffeta ribbon.

Other ways to use the pocket:
*Cut the front and back panels shorter, then fill with "drinks on the go" packets and place over a water bottle.
*Make the hole larger and place over a doorknob. What a great way to surprise a neighbor or friend! Perfect for those Halloween "Boo" treats, too!
* Fill with cocoa, candy bars, whatever!!
That's it -- pretty simple! Try one! If you make a treat pocket for yourself, link back here so I can see it! :) Thanks so much for visiting -- have a fantastic day!

19 comments:

Cathy I. said...

What a clever idea!!!! tfs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the idea.

Kendra Giles said...

toooo cute! this is a great tutorial christina! I love the idea!

Debbie said...

This is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial! I am excited to try it out.
Have a super evening!

beate said...

That is so stinking cute, Christina! I love it!

Hugs and smiles

jenstamps said...

This is a GREAT idea!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Great idea Christina! Aren't those Hersey treats delicious! I used those in my treat boxes for friends at Christmas. I think they are the 100 calorie ones...hehe!
Thanks for sharing the wonderful idea!

Melissa said...

So cute!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Oh my gosh!!! Isn't that just adorable and creative! What a wonderful idea! YOU ROCK!

lisa K said...

you do ROCK!!! Very very cute!!! Love it! Great tutorial too! Lisa K

Tricia said...

What a cute pocket! Great tutorial. :)

Tracy said...

That is such a cute idea! I can see that working for a hostess gift, holiday gift, etc.

Michelle said...

This is so sweet & cool! Thanks for sharing!

shel9999 said...

VERY cute!!! And awesome job on the tutorial!!!

Janine said...

Fabulous project!! So many possibilities...

barb said...

How cute! Thanks for the great tutorial, too. I will have to give this a try!!

Jo said...

Hello, I found your blog while blog-hopping and wanted to thank you for the tutorial to make this wonderful project, I had to alter the dimentions a little to accomodate a bigger bar of choc though lol. Your idea is inspirational and I have nominated you here http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com/

Thank you!

Jo xx

Inspired Crafter said...

Following on from Jo's comment ~ Jo has nominated your creation to feature on 'Inspirational' http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com/ and I totally agree with Jo your creation is amazing.

Please either email inspirational.blogs@gmail.com or just comment on the newest post on the blog that you'd like to be featured.

Hope to hear from you soon x

Beth said...

Great project! What's a gift of wine without a little chocolate? Thanks for sharing your tutorial!