Sunday, December 8, 2019

Fun holiday treats and a tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope you have been having some fun getting ready for the upcoming holidays! It's been busy around here! I just had both girls home for the Thanksgiving break and hated to send them back to school, but they will both be home soon for their winter break from college. As I get ready for the holiday here I have been working on some treats for my friends and my coworkers. I really enjoyed creating these test tube hot cocoa treat holders for everyone and wanted to share the process with you. You will find a PDF file with the instructions at the end of this post.

I started with a piece of 12" x 12" cardstock and cut it into 2 6" x 12" pieces. Each treat holder uses 2 pieces. You could easily just do 1/2 of the holder with 2 test tubes for a variation.

I scored each piece lengthwise and widthwise according to the directions. I then cut away the extra cardstock and cut along some of the score lines to make the tabs. I used double-sided tape to adhere the tabs to make the box as well as to adhere the two boxes together to make the holder. I punched two 1" circles for the test tubes and then punched a handle at the top for carrying the holder.

I wrapped some strips of cardstock around the box then added some stamped images as well as ribbon for decoration. To add a little bling I used a Shimmer Brush on the cup cap, cup band, and the holly berries.

I filled the test tubes with hot cocoa mix, crushed peppermint candies, mini-chocolate chips and mini-marshmallows. 

I hope you like the treat holders and would love to hear if you made some! Thanks for stopping by!

Close To My Heart Supplies Used:
Z7250S - Holly Jolly Paper Pack
Z7250D - Holly Jolly Coordinating Cardstock
Z7251S - Cedar and Pine Paper Pack
Z7251D - Cedar and Pine Coordinating Cardstock
Z3537 - Perk Up Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Z4230 - Candy Apple Striped Ribbon
Z3293 - Clear Shimmer Brush
Z4223 - Red Shimmer Brush

Additional Supplies Used:
Scoring Board
Double-sided Sticky Tape
1" circle punch
Punch for handle

The test tubes I purchased through Amazon. You can probably get them anywhere but make sure you get ones with a screw on cap.

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