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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Treat Tubes

I've been slow about updating this blog lately.  It seems like I get on a roll and then "boom" something happens and I miss out on updating.  Well, my excuse is just that I'm really slow and I've been busy getting ready for a couple of workshops.  I had a workshop Monday night and one of the things that we made was a cute little treat tube.

These are really easy to make and since Easter is coming up soon you will have time to make a bunch of them.  You will need the Fancy Flower punch to make them.  Start with a piece of card stock that is 4 3/4" by however long you want the tube to be.  In this picture the pink and brown tube is 3 1/2" and the white tube is 4" long.  Then the easiest way to score this is with your Simply Scoring Tool.  What?  You don't have one?  They are simply the best tool that you'll ever own.  Well, if you don't have one then you'll have to use your old scoring method.  Score it on the short side at 7/8, 1 3/4, 2 5/8, 3 1/2 and 4 3/8".  Then fold on the score lines and adhere it.  You'll have a short piece that will overlap.  You should use sticky strip to adhere because it needs to be very sturdy.  Decorate the tube however you would like.  Now here's where the flower punch comes into play.  Punch two flowers out and fold the petals down.  Lay the flower on top of the tube and adhere the petals to the sides of the tube.  Repeat for the other end after you've added a treat, or a little gift or if you're really mean don't put anything in it.  It will hold 5 - 6 Hershey kisses.  And there should be room for lip balm, a hankie, maybe some nail polish.  Use your imagination.  I put a ribbon hanger on these but you wouldn't have to.  You could also add a tag with some Bakers Twine.  Just think how cute they would be hanging on an Easter tree.  Or at Christmas time on a Christmas tree.  The possibilities are endless. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL, love your post Lynn!! Because I know you, I know you are "not" that mean, and you would have candy in your tubes. Thanks for refreshing me on how easy these are to make -- yours are darlying!