Sour Cream Container

by Beate Johns

Create a unique container perfect for giving away candy or other small treats.


  • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of lightweight cardstock or patterned paper
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Paper Crimper
  • Embellishments
  • Candy


  1. Step 1

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to one of the short sides of the reverse side of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of patterned paper.

    Apply another strip from the end of the long side until half way in.

    Apply the last piece in the middle of the other short side of the paper.

  2. Step 2

    Remove the plastic liner from the Sticky Strip™, but make sure to leave the backing on the Sticky Strip™ that is in the middle of one of the long sides.

    Adhere the short ends of the paper together to form a cylinder.

  3. Step 3

    Press the two sides with the Sticky Strip™ exposed together.

  4. Step 4

    To reinforce the adhesive, slide the taped end into your paper crimper and slowly add two or three crimped lines.

  5. Step 5

    Fill container with candy or other small treat.

  6. Step 6

    Remove the liner from the remaining Sticky Strip™, then push the sides together in the opposite direction from the other end.

    When looking at the container from the top, the two ends will form a +.

  7. Step 7

    Crimp this edge of the container.

  8. Step 8

    Decorate the container.



  1. Crystal Clear
    Use Vellum or acetate to make a see through container. When using acetate, reinforce the short ends with brads or eyelets.
    (After 1 1/2 weeks my Sticky Strip™ taped box that is shown here opened up).

    Resize it
    -Try making the container in a different size. If you need a bigger version, try out a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sheet of paper.
    -Is it not quite small enough? Use a 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" piece of paper to make a tiny treat holder.
    -Make it longer! Try taping the long side together first to make your container long and skinny.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Sour Cream Container. 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.

i just wanted to let you know that i "stumbled" on this little project andi have now completed over 220 of these for favors at my wedding coming up at the end of May. Thank you so much for the tutorial! You area life saver since these saved my a boat load of money! It was easy and didn't really take that much time. I finished them all in one week. I also filled them with kisses and i think they will go over great! Thank you AGAIN!!
CatieC  |  Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM
This is sooo cool! Thanks for another great idea-what a great way to use up all the scraps of wonderful paper I just can't throw away!!
Cary  |  Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 8:06 AM
I love how these hold the treats! I need a personal tutor to help me with them, but I don't own a crimper to do the great job you did with them. Really pretty!
Hugz2u, gf!
Sharon Jones  |  Fri Dec 9, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Geez, louise, you made the kind of container I want to learn...tutorial, please? I've never done these, but I know they would be easy...ok, where's the crimper? I don't have one! ;D
Sharon Jones  |  Fri Dec 9, 2011 at 11:03 PM
ok, where's the crimper so I can get started! These are too awesome and I gotta make something in bulk and fast!! ;D These are just so great!
Sharon Jones  |  Fri Dec 9, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Thank you so much, This looks like even I could make them for all the grandchildren. Thank you once again for the instructions.
Tina  |  Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 6:09 AM
I love the clear one. I have never seen that before. Thanks for the idea. sherrill graff [email protected]
sherrill Graff  |  Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM
This is a really cute way to package little things :D I think they'd be perfect for party favors! thanks for the awesome tutorial!
Denver car accident lawyer  |  Wed May 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM
I used sticky strip and don't have a paper crimper one ordered...mine keeps coming I think the paper crimper really helps seals the ends...
Barbara Simmons  |  Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 8:47 AM
11 years later and this is still a great tutorial!
muscrat  |  Thu Feb 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM

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