Teacher Appreciation week is one more opportunity to show the teachers how much you appreciate all that he or she has done throughout the year. I’m a firm believer in avoiding gifts with the traditional “apple” theme.
Seriously, how many apple mugs does one teacher need? LOL
Today I’m going to show you how to make a quick and easy treat holder that can hang from a door knob or hook. Fill the treat holder with candy, a gift card, or even a small bouquet of flowers and you have a unique way to give a small gift.
Let’s get started with the list of supplies I used for my hanging treat holder.
*Digital kit of choice – I used Summer Funk by Wendy Page Designs
*Epson Double sided Matte Presentation paper
*Double sided tape
*1/8″ Fiskars hole punch
*orange corduroy buttons from Stampin’ Up!
* Felt Flower buttons – purchased at my local sewing/craft supply store
*white embroidery thread
*Crop-o-dile to set eyelets
*ink to ink the edges
*optional: shredded paper, Hershey double chocolate nuggets (YUM!)
Let’s get started!
After choosing two coordinating papers from my digital kit, I resized each paper to 8.5 x 8.5 inches. On a new 8.5 x 11″ canvas, copy and paste each resized paper.
tip: scroll out so that you can see your entire canvas before you add your resized papers. Photoshop will automatically position the papers in the center of your canvas which makes printing double sided much easier!
Hide one layer and print using your printer’s best print option and the borderless option. If you are new to borderless printing, see Kelleigh’s article on borderless printing.
Turn the printed cardstock over and feed back into your printer. Hide the layer you just printed and print the other digital paper. Allow to dry.
Trim your double sided printed cardstock.
To form the cone, turn the cardstock so that it is diamond shaped in front of you.
Gently roll the left point over toward the opposite side – do not crease!!
Roll the right point over toward the opposite side and adjust until you get a nice cone shape.
The more you roll your cardstock, the easier it is to get the cardstock to form into a nicely shaped cone. So roll it, unroll it. Roll it. Unroll it again until it’s flexible. But be careful not to crease the cardstock!
Now let go of that cone you just worked hard to form because you now need to add a strip of double sided tape along the right side of your paper. *it really is easier to work the cardstock and form your cone a few times before adhering it*
Leave the paper strip on the double sided tape and go through the steps above to again form your cone – it should be easier this time. Make sure the bottom of your cone forms a nice point or a small opening by adjusting your paper.
While holding the cone in it’s shape and starting at the bottom of your cone, begin to peel the paper from the double sided tape and press the edge of your cone down to adhere it as you work up toward the top of your cone. By doing it this way, your cone should stay shaped nicely.
Next, I punched two small holes along the seam of my paper and then added my two corduroy button brads.
I inked the edges of the cone for definition and added in a decorative element or two at the top point – see photo for placement.
Using a Crop-o-dile, I set an eyelet on each side of the top of my cone, about a 1/2″ from the edge. Use some coordinating ribbon as the hanger.
Fill your hanging treat holder with some shredded paper and some goodies. It also could hold a coffee packet or two, some tea bags and/or a gift card. A small bouquet of flowers would be beautiful also!
I hope you are enjoying Teacher Appreciation week here at The Hybrid Chick! If you create one of these, I’d love to see it! Stop back and link me up!
Other Articles by wildblueeyez:
- Card Caravan: use flowers - April 28th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge - Shaped Cards - March 18th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge #36 – Winter - January 20th, 2013
- Simon Says… use this template! - January 16th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge #35 - Negative Space - January 6th, 2013