Thursday, September 25, 2008

Yet another candy holder

I know what you must be thinking -- when is she going to run out of these candy holder ideas? Well, if you're getting a little tired of these you're going to be disappointed, because there's actually lots more to show. In fact, if I made a treat holder every day between now and Halloween I probably would not run out of ideas. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it's not that far off the mark. Don't worry, though, I will throw in a card or a different project here and there.
Tonight's candy holder is called a diaper fold pouch. It sure is a funny name for such a cute little thing. It's actually super simple to make. You start with a square piece of card stock or, in this case, double sided designer paper and fold it in half on a diagonal. With the fold at the bottom, you find the midpoint of the other two sides and fold the corners up so that the two folded corners meet and form a straight line across that midpoint. then you simply fold down the first layer of the top triangle and use your hand to pop out the pouch so you can fill it with candy (or other small trinkets). To make the pouch stand up by itself I fold in the bottom corners and try to flatten out the bottom. It does take a little time to get the balance right, especially after you put in the candy, but if you;re patient enough you can make these stand!
For those who are curious, the materials I used to make this project are: Ghostly Greetings designer paper, pumpkin pie and apricot appeal card stock, Eat, Drink and Be Scary stamp set, basic black ink, 1/8" handheld circle punch and and 1/4" pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon.


Zoe said...

Keep sharing, I love new ideas, and I love seeing what someone else does for Halloween.

Diane said...

Super sweet treat holder Diane!
Love it!

Traci G said...

LOL! I had to laugh when you said that, because I always think that the girls in my stamp clubs must always think the same thing! This is a GREAT candy holder though! Love it!!