Pull-Up Treats

by Beate Johns

Create a cover for your treats. When you pull on the ribbon on top of the cover, the treat will appear.


  • 6" x 7" piece of cardstock for candy cover
  • 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of cardstock for belly band (optional)
  • Scoring tool
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Ribbon (about 30" needed)
  • Big Hershey™ bar
  • Stamps
  • Scissors
  • Ink
  • Hole punch
  • Additional cardstock for decoration
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score 6" x 7" piece of cardstock at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on the 6" side.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp or wheel entire cardstock front.

  3. Step 3

    Score cardstock for the belly band at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".

  4. Step 4

    Decorate the front of belly band.

  5. Step 5

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to the 1/2" strip on front cover.

  6. Step 6

    Turn cardstock cover so the inside is facing up and add Sticky Strip™ to the bottom of the 2 3/4" wide outer panel.

  7. Step 7

    Remove the red liner from the adhesive. Fold the thin glue tab, then the 2 3/4" panel over the middle panel to create a pouch.

  8. Step 8

    Punch a hole/slot in the middle of top part of your pouch. Choose your punch according to the ribbon size being used.

  9. Step 9

    Finish decorating the pouch. Here, the belly band was adhered to the pounch, then ribbon and additional stamped images were added.

    (For a close up of the heart and instructions on how it was colored, please check in my gallery.)

  10. Step 10

    Thread the ribbon through the hole on top of the pouch. Make sure the ribbon is the same length on both sides.

  11. Step 11

    Center the candy bar between the ribbon ends, on top of the ribbon running through both holes.

  12. Step 12

    Push the candy bar all the way into the pouch.

  13. Step 13

    Tie the ribbon and the Pull Treat Pouch is done.
    Simply pull the ribbon (no need to untie) and the candy will appear.



    Make a pouch for different sized candy
    Measure the width of your candy. Add an inch to it. That will be your pouch front. You will need 2 x pouch front inches plus 1/2" for glue tab.
    Measure the length of your candy. Add 2 1/4" to the length.

    Alternate treat ideas
    Other Chocolate Bars
    Hot Chocolate Mix

    Leave it open
    Leave out step six and leave the bottom of your pouch open.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Pull-Up Treats. 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 very great idea. Thank you for showing!
Sabina  |  Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 2:40 AM
I love these but I tried to make them and I cannot get the bottom to sty sealed. Very frustrated. I tried all kinds of sticky tape and glue I guess I'll try glue dots next.
Connie  |  Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 7:22 PM
Variation (for men?): Instead of tying the ends of the ribbon together in a beautiful bow, glue down the end of the ribbon on the back of the package. (Cover with punched shape.) Leave the front end of the ribbon just sticking out two or three inches. My husband, receiving a candy bar in one of these, had no idea that he should pull up on the tied ribbons, but couldn’t resist pulling the single one sticking out.
Lynn Campbell Behnke  |  Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 3:44 PM
love it..... book marked that baby!
Bette  |  Wed Aug 2, 2017 at 4:19 AM

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