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
  • Brads
  • Ribbon for handle
  • Adhesive
  • Peppermint Patties either Pearson or York


  1. Step 1

    Score each side of 5" cardstock square at 1 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Adhere strips of patterned paper to each of the outer center panels.

  3. Step 3

    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.

  4. Step 4

    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.

  5. Step 5

    Apply adhesive on the outer sides of the flaps and fold them in one at a time to create the basket.

  6. Step 6

    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.

  7. Step 7

    Apply strong adhesive to a scallop punched cardstock circle.

  8. Step 8

    Adhere scallop to peppermint patty.

    Decorate a second scalloped circle and adhere to the other side of candy.

  9. Step 9

    Decorate the basket and fill with embellished patties.

    When made using these dimensions, the basket will hold four patties.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tiny Treat Basket. 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 and looks like lots of fun.

Sam  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 5:49 AM
Thanks, Cambria for a fantastic tutorial !!! I'm off right now to go and make some !!! Thanks again and have a great day !
Corinne  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 8:35 AM
Cami, this is so stinking cute! I already made one!
You are the BOMB! Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 8:39 AM
I have Hostess Club tonight. Thanks for the idea. It is soooooo cute!
Debbie Bradbury  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 8:41 AM
This is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to try and make one of these little baskets. Love, love, love them. Thanks for sharing.
Margie  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 8:42 AM
Oh my! How does she come up with these things? Another neat tutorial from Cambria!
Connie  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:06 AM
SWEET! And so versatile! This can be used for many applications! WONDERFUL! TFS
Valerie  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:09 AM
Cami and Cami's toot ROCKS! HI CAMI!!!!!
Cindy Lyles  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:12 AM
I am obsessed w/these! ; ) Loved them when I first saw them on your BLOG! Love your Easter one! I know what I'm doing today! TFS!
Yvonne  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:15 AM
Thanks for the clear cut instructions, Youre the Bomb Gal, I check your blog daily and love it!
Debi Pippin  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:25 AM
Thanks! This is a great gift I can give to my nieces and nephew! I know they'll love it!!!
Nanette  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:38 AM
Ok, these are the cutest things ever. I can not wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing.
Cynthia  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:41 AM
How do you make the pink inner-scalloped circle?
Do you use another punch? Or do you use the same punch that you use to punch the green scalloped circle? Love this layered look!
Help Please.
Donnylyn  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:48 AM

I am guessing that Cambria used Nestabilities circle scallop die cuts to make the smaller pink scallop layer.
Beate  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 9:55 AM
Cambria ~ You continue to amaze me!! This is way too cute. I can't wait to try to make one myself!!

Could you tell me the name and where I can buy the stamp set you used? I printed out the tutorial (and even read it ~ smile) and visited your site to try to find the answer; so, if I missed it, I apologize. smile

Thanks again for the project. It really is cute!! I love it as much as the Halloween baskets you made and shared instructions for!!
Judy  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM
Soooooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing the directions with us! smile
Darce  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 10:26 AM
I too love this project, but I too would like to know how you made the second scalloped circle
Chrisitne  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Not Cambria, but I just saw your post...I found the stamps she used on www.cornishheritagefarms.com! They are SOOOOO cute!
Darce  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Darce ~

Thanks!! smile

I "googled it" until I found them too. I am putting together an order now. ~ LOL
Judy  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 10:43 AM
I loved it!!!! Great work!!!
Migdalia  |  Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 11:35 AM

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