Hello, hello! Anna Wight here with a bit of Sizzix Inspiration for you with a quick and easy way to dress up a few peppermint treats. These would be perfect small party favors, gifts for co-workers, teachers, postal workers, etc. What's better, since they can be hung like an ornament, they would be a great way to dress up an entire tree at the office! Let me show you how to make these little sweeties.
Start by die cutting the Cake Pop Box Bigz die as many times as needed from printed card stock. I chose cute holiday designs by American Crafts. You will want to choose a nice card stock weight so the boxes are sturdy enough to hold the weight of the candy when embellished and hung. Just sandwich your card stock and die between a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and put it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine.
Assemble the boxes using the score lines created during the die cut process. You will need to add adhesive to a side tab, but the rest of the box folds together without having to add any additional adhesive. The Cake Pop Box is the perfect size for holding three bite sized York Peppermint patties. I'm sure you could find all kinds of pre-packaged goodies to fill the boxes!
*Tip!* If the candies you want to use for your boxes will fall out the hole in the front of the box, adhere a piece of clear acetate to the inside of the box to create a clear window that will hold the goodies securely inside your box. I keep various pieces of clear packaging on hand for just this purpose.
Create some simple embellishments for your Cake Pop Box. I chose to die cut green trees and white banners using the Ornaments & Tags Icons Thinlits set from BasicGrey. The Sizzix sandwich I used to die cut the trees and banners is: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, Card Stock, Thinlits die, Standard Cutting Pad. The sentiment I stamped on the banners is from a very cute seasonal sentiment stamp set from Whipper Snapper Designs called Think Snow.
I used pretty red buttons from The Stamps of Life and black crochet thread to tie the embellishments to the ribbon loop I attached to the top of the Cake Pop Box.
This is a kid-friendly project. Get the kids involved and make sweet treats for their teachers, babysitters, bus drivers, etc. Be sure to purchase a little "extra" candy, as a few are sure to go missing during the making of these gifts. *grin*
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to make some of these fun holiday treats for quick and easy gifts for the season!
Other Supplies Used:
- American Crafts Card Stock
- Whipper Snapper Designs Rubber Stamps
- The Stamps of Life Buttons
- Crochet Thread