I love finding small little items I can make to give to my kids. We homeschool and took two weeks off for Christmas break and I wanted to make them some “Welcome Back” type treats to brighten up their day. Mondays are never easy, but take two weeks off and we’re all a little grumpy. LOL!
So, I found these cute little treat containers that look just like sour cream packets you get in restaurants or fast food places. Let’s gather our supplies and get started.
- 12 Days the kit by Mari Koegelenberg
- Scoring Tools
The first thing you will do is create a rectangle 4.25″ x 5.5″ and then add your paper. The diagram below shows where you will put your adhesive. I added the arrows because you wouldn’t be able to see my adhesive. 😉
Print and cut.
Using the long side, roll the paper into a tube similar to a roll of toilet paper.
Now take one end and pinch the edges together. Adhere.
Pop in your treat. The container is small. I was able to get two mini snickers inside. You could add M&Ms or other small candies. Once your treat is inside, you will pinch the other side in the opposite direction of the first one.
Now, we’re going to dress it up a bit. I took a small piece of paper and used my scallop punch to add to the bottom of my container.
If you have a paper crimper, you could crimp the edges. But this looks just as nice.
Now I wanted to add a little something extra. I ended up making a paper rosette. I made two strips 1.5″ x 10″ and scored lines at half inch intervals. You then need to accordion fold the paper.
I then took my two strips and adhered them together making a circle. I also punched a small circle out of cardstock.
This next part is always tricky to explain, but you gather the paper and form a flower. I flipped the paper over, added adhesive to my punched circle and adhered it to my rosette. This will keep the shape you want.
This is what it should look like:
I then added a tag to the front. I customized each one for my kids.
Lastly, I punched a hole in the top of my container and my rosette and then added a ribbon to tie them together.
They were really simple to make and my kids absolutely loved getting these treats the first day back from Christmas vacation!
Other Articles by Christy:
- Flip Flop Card - June 13th, 2012
- Tootsie Treat Box - May 7th, 2012
- Pretty Spring Mobile - April 16th, 2012
- Mini Journals - March 28th, 2012
- Easy as 1, 2, 3! - February 22nd, 2012