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.

This is a great idea for Christamas gifts. Thanks for the great idea!
Allison Ward  |  Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 2:19 PM
AWESOME idea - thank you for sharing
Frankie  |  Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 4:27 PM
What a great idea to expand on. I can't wait to try it.
TMJ  |  Sat Mar 1, 2008 at 7:57 AM
What a cute idea. I can't wait to try it! :o
Priscilla  |  Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 10:55 PM
This was a great thank you favor for the office. Being the only woman on the team makes it difficult to recognize the guys with my paper crafts. But these hung over a bottle of water with some propel singles in them were a huge hit!
Alisa  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 3:18 PM
love this idea - I put my treat boxes on bottles of bubble bath! fancy washclothes go in the boxes smile
kristin(stampoutstress)  |  Sat May 10, 2008 at 2:39 PM
thanks for this gift wrap idea, maybew I could modify this to sooth to my taste. Free Gift Box Template
Free Gift Box Template  |  Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 6:36 PM
Christina, What measurements did you use for the water bottle and powdered drink mix? Love your tut. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!!
Mary  |  Tue Oct 7, 2008 at 12:31 PM
This is such a great idea. ! especially for the holidays. thanks
Mandy  |  Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM
Thank you so much for the great tutorial!
Elena  |  Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 6:40 AM
Very cute idea! I am going to give this one a try! What an awesome idea! smile TFS
Mona Pendleton  |  Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM
What fun, love that you can add a little something extra to a nice bottle of wine! smile
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Dec 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM

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