Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Treat Tent

We are in full on Valentine's mode at our house!  Jaden asks daily, "Is Valentine's on yet?"  Oh, it's on baby!  This year, we are making treat tents to take to her friends at the babysitter's.

These nifty boxes are super easy to make!  First, make a pattern.  To do this, first draw a square.  We made ours 3.25".  Then, from each side of the square, draw a triangle.  Our triangle sides are 3.75" long.  Last, draw a tab from each side of the triangles.  When you cut your pattern out, it should look like this:
Using the dimensions I used, your pattern will fit on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.

Trace your pattern onto the paper you want to use for your box.  In our case, we used heart printed paper for Valentine's Day.  To make folding easier, you may want to lightly re-draw your pattern lines onto the back side (inside) of your paper.  Use pencil so you can erase these lines.  Fold your box on all of the lines and then erase.   

Next, punch a hole at the top of each triangle. 

Fill your box with your favorite treats! 

Close your box, making sure the tabs are on the inside. 

Weave a ribbon through the holes and tie!  Now you have a super cute treat tent for your valentine :o)
XOXO

I'm linking this to all of my favorite linky parties this week!

19 comments:

Kristen said...

very cute! Your girls are so lucky to have a mom as creative as you!

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

Hi! I found you thru the Not Just A Housewife link party. These are adorable! Your kids must feel so special to have a momma who takes the time to do things like this. I'm a new blogger, I'd love if you'd stop by for a visit!

rachel.muchmore said...

Awesome tutorial! Something I didn't really think of but totally cute and easy! I think I'll try to find some cute paper to do this with for baby shower favors.

Sky Buffat said...

These are so fun! Will try them with my little guys. I like your fun style here :)

SAHMmy Says said...

Very cool! DS is into ancient Egypt right now, so we'll call them pyramids!

Elle Belles Bows said...

CUTE!! Kerri

Melissa said...

That is so cute! I am so not into Valentine's Day. I can't wait till my little one is , old enough for me to make something cute to give out! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

Julie Bagamary said...

So cute. I made some using fabric for Christmas treats some time ago.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is such a good idea!! Thanks so much for coming and linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

p.s. I have a giveaway going on right now for an inspirational dog print. Come enter :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love it, what a pretty and unique way to give your sweetie a treat. They'd look great at each table setting for Valentine's dinner.

The Nelson's said...

This is such a great idea... and just in time for my son's birthday! I'm going to do this for the kids favors.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love these, will need to whip some up for Valentine's Day! Thank you for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

~Dawn~ said...

What a great idea for my girls' Valentines at school. I'm a new follower.

Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues
http://www.mom-a-logues.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

That is super cute! Just stopping to say thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday last week. Sorry that I'm a bit late.

Wendy
Around My Family Table

Douglas said...

What a great idea!

Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
http://itsablogparty.com/

Mary said...

This is an awesome project! I would like to invite you to my linky party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. I hope you can join the fun! Have a great week, Mary :O)

AmieAnn said...

This is such an awesome idea! Love all the ribbons and the sweet surprise inside! thanks for sharing the tutorial and for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

very cute!! I love this idea... you make it look easy...lol... I am not so great with paper!

Please share this over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-flavored-lip.html

We would love to have you join us!

Jami said...

Your treat tents are so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share them at this week's Pretty Packages Party!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/pretty-packages-party-6.html

smiles!
Jami