Countdown to Christmas 2019: 12 weeks!

Hello friends! Christmas still seems quite a long way away, but I know the weeks will zoom past. I wanted to create a special treat basket for the little boxes I made (in record time!) using the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies:

And some of the 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) – love the stockings!

I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock to create the basket for 4 of these mini boxes. I found that by cutting (1) first, (2) second, then (3) third, that I created the length I needed for the handle (1), two squares to make two treat box basket bases (3) and had a piece left over for another project (2). Here are the measurements:

And a close up of the 3 cutting steps in action!

Score at 3/4″ (1.9cm) on each side then press each score line with a bone folder:

Cut as shown to create the basket base:

Add a little Tombow glue to adhere the sides of the base together really well:

It doesn’t need a handle, but I wanted to make one and had a strip of the DSP left that I could use (6″ x  7/16 ” OR 15.3cm x 1.1cm); I curved the cardstock and DSP using my bone folder before adhering the DSP onto the cardstock strip:

This would make a really cute gift for someone at Christmas time, or change up the paper/colours and it could be for a birthday, Easter, St Patrick’s Day – you name it! The boxes can comfortably hold one Ferrero Rocher, a Lindt ball, or 2 mini Tic Tacs:

I adhered the handle to the basket with tombow, but the basket isn’t quite finished. I can’t decide whether to make one bigger tag and attach it to the handle, make a mini tag for each box, or do both!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope this has given you a little inspiration. You may not have these exact supplies so you can use whatever you do have. You would need the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies – they’re going to create such versatile little treat boxes! Any questions? Just ask! Megan xo


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