Thanksgiving Treat Box

 
Are you getting everything all set for Thanksgiving?  I'm thankful I don't have to make the whole meal, just a couple of side dishes. That gives me more time to craft ;-) Just in case you needed a little bit of crafty inspiration for your Thanksgiving table, I'll show you how to make this Thanksgiving Treat Box. It is so easy to create and you really only need paper and ribbon. Oh, and all the goodies you want to include inside the box ;-)
Here's what you'll need:
cardstock or scrapbook paper, hole punch, ribbon, sentiment stamp (optional)
Here's how you make it:
Cut your paper to 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Ever wonder what that black tool is on your paper cutter? Well it's a scoring tool, and it creates perfect lines to fold your paper. Score paper at 3 3/4 inches, or at the halfway mark of your 7 1/2 inch paper.
Measure and put a dot at 1 7/8 inches on either end of the paper. (This is your halfway mark on the short ends.)
Line up your paper with the scored midpoint and the dot. Use your scoring tool again to create an diagonal line. Repeat on the other side. You should now have a triangle scored onto one end of the paper.
Repeat the scoring procedure for the other end of the cardstock.
It should look like this when you are finished.
Stamp whatever designs you would like on the cardstock. Perhaps even write someone's name on it for a place card.
Bring both ends up, folding in the flap of the triangle sides.
Bring up both sides completely to enclose the treats you put in it.
Punch holes on either side, making sure to go through each flap.
Thread ribbon through the holes, fill with candy treats, a bible verse about thankfulness or a little note telling the guest how much you appreciate them.
Tie a bow to finish it off.
Set the Thanksgiving Treat Box at each place setting to let your guests know how much they mean to you. Or, you could pass them out when they leave as a parting gift. Either way, you're letting them know you are thankful for them. Do you recognize the napkin ring? The instructions for it are here if you wanted to whip them out by Thursday too ;-) By the way, have I told you lately how thankful I am for you?  I truly appreciate your sweet presence here. You are welcome anytime. Happy Thanksgiving week!

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13 comments:

  1. Nici, this is a cute craft and what a great idea to treat your guests! Love it!

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  2. What a cute idea!

    I'm excited you joined the the CHQ Blog Hop this week! Hoping you make some new bloggy friends and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  3. I love Thanksgiving treats...especially if they come in a box as elegant as this one!

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  4. What a wonderful idea for Thanksgiving, I have been looking for ideas for my place cards this year, how fun!

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  5. This treat box is just adorable!!!! Thanks for the very easy to understand instructions!!!
    I hope you will join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS and share this!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  6. Wow! Very Pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas! I would love for you to see my centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :)

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  7. Oh this is fun! Perhaps We will make a few of these to take to Jim's Mom's with us! Simple and sweet! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Great idea! My Emma would love that!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  9. What a sweet little box, I can see using this for other holidays too! Thanks for linking up to Think Tank Thursday last week!

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  10. What a fantastic idea! Love it! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  11. Featuring this today at HSH!
    Sherry

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  12. Nici, how cute! Sherry is right...this would be perfect for Christmas, too.

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