Triangles for Treats
As summer turns to fall, it’s time to get ready for craft fair season! October, November, and even early December are busy time for most crafters, myself included, as holiday craft fairs ramp up. I love to have some quick, easy, low cost items on my table. This items are a hit with kids or with parents who want to buy a little something for all the teachers without breaking the bank.
This triangle treat boxes are the perfect item to have in bulk. Quick and easy to make, the hardest part will be deciding what to put in them! Check out the ones I made yesterday for my Lesson@Lunch video.
How to Make Them
These boxes use minimual supplies. The boxes pictured above were made with a 3″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper and ribbon – no adhesive needed. But you can make them any size you want – just make sure the width is half as wide as the length. Check out the other sizes I made.
The ones I made for my Lesson@Lunch video were made with a 3″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper. The triangle paper treat box was made with a 2″ x 4″ piece of Designer Series Paper and the Halloween treat box was made with a 4″ x 8″ piece of Designer Series Paper. You can see the difference in the sizes when the three sizes are placed together. Check out the YouTube video to see how easily this box goes together.
No matter what size you use, the basic steps are the the same:
- On the long side (4″ 6″ or 8″) score at the half way point (2″, 3″ or 4″)
- On the short side (2″ 3″ or 4″) make a mark at the top and bottom edge at the half way point (1″, 1 1/2″, or 2″)
- Score diagonal lines from the little mark to the half way score line on each side and top and bottom ends of the paper.
- Fold the diagonal score lines towards the center
- Punch holes on each side for the ribbon and pull ribbon loosely through the holes
- Fill your holder with goodies then pull the ribbon tight and tie in a bow
- Decorate the front of the box as you desire
So Many Uses
These triangle treat boxes are perfect for so many different uses. Make the larger ones, fill with candy and hand the out on halloween. Make the smallest one for table favors for a birthday party or any type of lunch or dinner event you may have. The middle size is the one I am making for my craft fairs. I’ll fill them with candy and sell them for a few dollars each – since they use minimal supplies the most expensive item will be what I decide to put in them.
The small and middle sized treat boxes would also make a great advent “calendar”. Just make 24 triangle boxes and fill them with different treats for a fun holday tradition. If you don’t want to fill the boxes with treats, here’s a list of 24 ideas you can use instead. Hopefully these will help get you in the Christmas spirit.
- Bake Christmas cookies
- Watch a Christmas Movie
- Read a Holiday related book
- Pull an ornament from an Angel Tree and buy the items requested
- Donate food to a local Food Pantry
- Go ice skating
- Donate dog or cat food to a local animal shelter or rescue
- String popcorn and cranberries to make a garland for your tree
- Make Christmas ornaments
- Grab a group of friends and go caroling
- Build a snowman
- Make Christmas cards for your family
- Decorate a gingerbread house
- Go for a drive to look at all the holiday lights and decorations
- Think of something nice to do for someone and then go do it
- Write a letter to Santa thanking him for his generosity
- Have a family game night
- Turn off all the lights and eat dinner by candlelight (or flashlight)
- Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
- Take a family Christmas photo
- Learn about Christmas traditions in different countries
- Make hot chocolate
- Have a “YES” day
- Plan a special dinner for Christmas Eve
Hopefully this gives you some ideas to jump start your creativity. You can purchase Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more from my Stampin’ Up! store. Click here to shop. If you want more ideas and inspiration be sure to sign up for my weekly emails. Just click the button below to sign up.