Saturday, December 19, 2009

Crazy For Treats!

This week at Crazy 4 Challenges, our wonderfully gifted hostess, Joanne, has challenged us to create a Treat Container!!

What a great challenge for this time of year! I decided to go with a less conventional kind of treat for my project as this gift was going to a fellow Stamper/Scrapper! I wanted to try and make it unique as Monique of For The Love Of Paper has done some pretty amazing projects herself!!

Here is the picture of the final project! Scroll down and you will find a brief tutorial on how to make these boxes WITH the insert to hold the ball inside.

Here is the smaller box and ornament of the two. I filled the ornament with brads, buttons, ribbons, bows etc...basically anything that would fit in the opening!! I used a red, green, and gold theme for this one and then covered it with SU! Rub-Ons so that when she takes the embellies out, she still has a nice ornament to hang on her tree.

This is a larger ornament filled with silver, white and blue embellies, also covered with rub-ons!

Here are the measurements to create the boxes for a 2.24" diameter ornament and a 3.15" diameter ornament (I got them from Walmart):

Ornament Box
*small* Score a 6-3/4" square at 2" on all sides. Trim four corner pieces and fold into box.

*large* Use 9-3/4 " square (score at 3" on all sides)

*small* Score a 4-7/8" square at 1" on all sides. trim corners and fold into lid.

*large* Use 5-7/8" square

Ball Holder Insert
*small* Score a 3-5/8" square at 1/2" on all sides, cut off each corner and fold down. Cut a circle in the center to the size of your ornament.

*large* Use 4-5/8" square

I think that pretty much covers it but feel free to ask questions if you have any!

Thank you so much for stoppin' by for a visit!
Happy Holidays to All!


  1. well...I am going to store this idea away for next year...what a great way to present some embellies to our stamping friends....genius idea

  2. Oh fun I love your pretty storage boxes!! Happy Week-end!!

  3. I'm sitting here with my mouth open in amazement! (Not amazed that YOU could do this, LOL, amazed at how gorgeous it is!) I am in LOVE with this, Joycelyn!! It's gorgeous!!!

  4. joycelyn...these are so gorgeous! what a wonderful and ingenious the ornaments, too! :)

  5. They are very nice!! Look fantastic on my tree and they have their own little box to keep them safe all year...Thanks again Joycelyn they are beautiful..

  6. WOW!! This is stunning Chicka!!! I totally stole your packaging idea for my challenge and now I'll be casing this one too

    Have a wonderful Christmas Joycelyn

    Hugs and Love


  7. GORGEOUS!!! I think this is a fab gift idea!!! The boxes look reall cool and I love your x-mas bulb!!!

    Happy Holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. Wow, Joycelyn, these are two gorgeous boxes!!! Just wonderful!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!

  9. WOW Joycelyn, these are AWESOME! The ornament is beautiful and the boxes rock!


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