Do you ever see crafty things you like and say to yourself, “I can make that”, so you won’t buy it? I do. I love all kinds of crafts made by others, especially paper crafts, but if it’s something I can make, I’d rather make it myself. However, if it’s something I like and I can make it, but don’t have the time, I’ll buy it for sure!!!
Well, these Valentine’s Treat Holders (cone shaped) are easy enough to make yourself…if you have the time!! I spotted these last year and made bunches of them for my son’s preschool teachers. Brody is in Kindergarten this year, so he has new teachers and staff that I know would love to receive one with treats inside.
Inspired by Mary Engelbreit – I made this one from a page in a book I have of hers. A long time ago, my newly puppy chewed the ends of this book and many times I wanted to just throw it away, but just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Sure glad I didn’t. I’ve got lots of pages to make crafts from now!!! Love ME….don’t you?
Of course, these treat holders can be filled with small gifts if candy is not an option.
DIY Valentine’s Treat Holder Tutorial
Supplies you’ll need:
- decorative card stock (I used two-sided paper, but you don’t have to)
- double-sided tape
- bone folder or scorer (anything that will help you make a soft fold)
- gift tag (save scraps for your tags)
- hole punch
- candy or gift to put inside
- printer to print the treat holder pattern
- writing pen and a stamp if you have one
- First go here (carnation cone clip art) to print out the treat holder (cone shaped) pattern from Martha Stewart.
- Print and cut out the treat holder on plain card stock paper to make your pattern.
- Trace pattern onto your decorative card stock and cut out. Note: You can get 4 treat holders on one 12 x 12 card stock. You can also just print out the pattern on the card stock you intend to use (8.5 x 11), as the pattern already has a design on it.
- Slightly score (fold) the area with the dotted lines.
- Place double-sided tape on the scored part and fold pattern to make the holder. Play with it first BEFORE you put the tape on it.
- Tie ribbon around the holder. Here’s a tip. Place cone upside down on the table and tie your ribbon around it that way. I even put a piece of tape on the back to hold the ribbon in place while I’m tying the bow.
- Use your scrap paper for the gift tags. I used a punch and punched out a tag. You can cut a circle or square for a tag. Hole punch the tag and tie around one side of the ribbon or clip to holder using a paper clip or a tiny clothes pin.
- Fill with delicious candy, small gifts, etc. (I put shred down inside first)
sweet, fragrant in small doses.”
― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine