Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quick Candy & Cocoa Goodies

If you're looking for a Super Quick, Easy, AND Inexpensive crafty gift for a lot of people, or even a few, this is the project for you!

Bo Bunny winter deco cardstock was used for these

1.  Cut 12"x12" decorative cardstock (CS) into either (3) 4" x 12" lengths, or (4) 3" x 12" lengths, depending on how many Cocoa holders you're needing.   

2.  With CS strips horizontal, score at 3 7/8" and 8".

3.  Fold into thirds:  fold 8" score line towards the left, then overlap by folding 3 7/8" score line towards the right side.

4.  Bring top right corner down to bring top edge flush with bottom edge, and crease to form a triangle. 

5.  On triangle fold only, attach one staple to left bottom corner and one staple to bottom right corner.

6.  Insert Candy Cane into front section of triangle fold, and Hot Cocoa packet into back pocket.  In the back portion of the triangle fold you can add a small card, or tag.

NOTE:  Using deco cardstock helps keep this project simple and fast, without the need for additional embellishments.  With a little extra time you could add more decorative elements. 

Additional ideas: 
- Punch holes in the sides and add a ribbon handle
- Add a gift card in with the tag if you're needing a bit of something extra
- Tie a ribbon around the Goody Pouch, adding a plastic spoon to the ribbon before tying in a bow.
- Make project as instructed, but add a second pocket over-top of the cocoa pouch to hide it away.  Wrap with ribbon to secure.
- Complete these gifts by adding to the Tag, or Card, the "Legend of the Candy Cane":

Legend of the Candy Cane

Look at the Candy Cane
---what do you see?
Stripes that are red
like the blood shed for me.
White is for my Savior
who's sinless and pure!
"J" is for Jesus, my Lord,
that's for sure!
Turn it around and a staff
you will see---
Jesus, my shepherd,
was born for me!
---Author Unknown

Merry Christmas crafting!  Lisa

1 comment:

  1. Love the legend of the candy cane, thanks for sharing that! Love your little cocoa gifting idea! Joined your site too!


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