Hanging Treat Box

by Christina Fischer

Create one of these and slip over a bottle neck or use as a door hanger.

Supplies

  • 5 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • Paper cutter with scoring blade
  • Corner rounder
  • 1 3/8" circle punch or die
  • Adhesive (Sticky Strip™ used here)
  • Additional cardstock
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Embellishments

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

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

  2. Step 2

    Turn the cardstock lengthwise and score at 1/2", 1", 4 1/2", and 5".

  3. Here, the score lines were traced with a marker for visibility. No need to do this at home!

  4. Step 3

    Cut away sections of cardstock as shown in the photo.

  5. Step 4

    Cut a slit on both sides as shown so the squares become small tabs.

  6. Step 5

    Prefold all score lines. It should look like this.

  7. Step 6

    Round the corners of the long back panel.

  8. Step 7

    Punch a circle so the pouch can be slipped over a bottle. Here a 1 3/8" circle punch was used.

  9. Step 8

    Fold to create box and attach tabs to back with Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive.

  10. Step 9

    Decorate with stamps, cardstock, paper and embellishments of your choice!

    The front panel is 3 1/2" wide by 4" high.

  11. Step 10

    Hang on a bottle and give it away!

Video!

Variations

  1. Cut the front and back panels shorter. Fill with "drinks on the go" packets and hang on a water bottle.

    Make the hole larger and hang over a door knob to surprise a neighbor. Perfect for those Halloween "boo" treats! Fill with cocoa, gum, a candy bar, or other treats!

  2. Layer a longer panel in the back if you want to hang the box on a taller bottle or accommodate taller items.

    TIP:
    For this variation, cut the box base at a 5 1/4" width (5 1/4" x 11"). The remaining 3 1/4" x 11" strip can be used as is or trimmed to desired length and glued into the back of the box. See video for further instructions.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Hanging Treat Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a great tutorial! I'm off making one now. I love splitcoaststampers for their ideas! I'm finally making a sample asap when I see ideas I like this way they are just not filed away somewhere and forgotten.
Great job Christina! Love the dark score lines easier to see with. Thanks again for sharing. I don't know what I would do if I could not CASE.
Robin Boyer  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 4:48 PM
Great tutorial, very well presented and easy to understand. You made it user friendly. thanks.
bonnie  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 4:54 PM
this is an awesome tutorial and a stinkin' cute project - I am going to be trying my hand at these very soon! thanks for the great demo! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex
Alexandra Hobson  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 5:17 PM
Love this idea! Too cute. I'll definitely be making some of these.
Sharon G  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 6:12 PM
Oh! How I wish I had this tutorial for my friends before they ran their marathon! This will go tucked away for another race. So Great and very easy to understand.
Mindy  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 7:35 PM
LOVE IT!!!! TFS! wink
Lauriefs  |  Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 6:20 AM
My Sister and Brother-In-Law have a wine shop and this would be perfect to make for them to display around the shop.
Angel  |  Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 8:05 AM
How darling! Very clever and cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us.!
kjo13  |  Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 3:58 PM
LOVE this idea!
I bet it'd be perfect for a teenager sleepover- fill the pocket with a snack size microwave popocorn and a candy treat and hang it over a soda! Perfect! Can't wait to try it!
Dani D  |  Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 6:04 PM
This is such a great idea! Thank you for your detailed instruction. I can't wait to do this project!
Jacki  |  Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 10:36 PM
Thanks for a lovely idea!!
Biggan  |  Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 9:59 AM
What a super idea for a hostess gift. This will be a frequently replicated gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

smile
PebbleKraft  |  Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 4:14 PM
What a fun gift idea!!! I love it!!!
Silke Ledlow  |  Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 4:38 PM
Thanks so much Christina for the instructions, this looks like so much fun. Jennifer smile
Lovetostamp6  |  Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 6:03 PM
i like so much it's so pretty
thank you
sylvie
sylvie  |  Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 5:03 AM
How cool is this!!! This would be a super hostess club project -- I know my friends would love it!!! It's on my list -- thank you so much!!!
Sharon (notimetostamp)  |  Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 7:15 AM
Wow, this is perfect for my business! This will be a great give-away/door prize for some of our events.
pbvkt  |  Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 9:37 AM
I can't wait to go make one of these. I love the idea with the bag of mini popcorn and soda. This is perfect for office gifts, they can be made to suit the receiver and so affordable! Thanks so much for the idea and great instruction, I'm sure I'll be making several!
Cary  |  Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 2:45 PM
Wine AND Chocolate!
Gordon Fan  |  Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 5:19 PM
I love this idea! I'm definatley going to use it in a class! Thank you for sharing....
Anne Browne  |  Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 1:21 PM

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