Tiny Treat Basket
by Cambria Turnbow
Fill these adorable little baskets with covered peppermint patties for any occasion.
- 5"x 5" piece of cardstock
- Additional cardstock for punches
- Four 2" x 1 1/2" pieces patterned paper
- Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
- Slot Punch
- Round Scallop Punch
- Circle Punch
- Ribbon for handle
- Peppermint Patties either Pearson or York
Score each side of 5" cardstock square at 1 1/2".
Adhere strips of patterned paper to each of the outer center panels.
Cut the two score lines on top and bottom of the square.
Punch a slot in the two center pieces that have the cut score lines next to them.
Fold one flap in and punch through existing hole to add a slot in the sides of the basket.
Repeat with each flap.
Don't try folding the box sides up and punching through all three layers at once. The slot punch can only punch through one layer at a time.
Apply adhesive on the outer sides of the flaps and fold them in one at a time to create the basket.
Loop ribbon through the slots and secure with a brad to make a handle.
Instead of using the slot punch and ribbon, try a strip of cardstock attached with eyelets or brads.
Apply strong adhesive to a scallop punched cardstock circle.
Adhere scallop to peppermint patty.
Decorate a second scalloped circle and adhere to the other side of candy.
Decorate the basket and fill with embellished patties.
When made using these dimensions, the basket will hold four patties.