I have a special treat this week: my friend Kenya made this adorable treat holder and she isn't a blogger yet so I suggested she be a guest blogger and enter her creation on this week's Heart2Heart: Halloween or pumpkin challenge. I know you will enjoy her project and I hope you will leave her lots of comments so we can have her guest again or start a blog so she can join us more often!~~Annette
Kenya: I saw a tutorial online for this treat holder some time ago but I can't remember exactly where. The papers are from a collection I picked up at Archiver's but I used the CTMH Magic Potions (C1509) stamp set and Cocoa ribbon and ink.
1) I started with 2 empty cardboard ribbon spools and I tore one end or top off of each spool and then I decorated the end and what would have been the center of each spool.
2) I used a sheet of overhead projection paper/acetate for the tube. You choose whatever height you want or that works for you, but you need to cut the width so it's 1/4-1/2 inch wider than the circumference of the ribbon spools and glue together the overlapped (width) edges so that it forms a tube shape that will just fit inside the spools.
3) I removed the top piece and punched 2 holes in the side of this spool (where the flowered paper is in this picture) so that the holes are opposite each other. I put the top piece back over the tube and used a marker to indicate where I needed to make holes in the tube piece.
4) I glued the bottom piece to the acetate tube (I used glue dots) and filled the the tube with treats. Then I put the top piece on and threaded the ribbon through both the spool and acetate on one side, through the tube, and through the acetate and spool on the other side and tied the ribbon in a knot. The ribbon has to be untied to open the tube but this way nothing accidentally gets spilled.
5) I made a rosette 2 1/2" wide, stamped the image in Cocoa, cut it out by hand, and inked the edges in Cocoa, and attached both with glue dots and my finished project was 5" tall.
This was such a fun project to make, I hope you enjoy it!