Friday, December 17, 2010

Tree Box Table Decorations

Like mini-pinatas, these treat boxes can be filled with candy and used as party favors or class treat boxes. The trick to making this project quickly is the fantastic Martha Stewart fringing scissors. Cut long pieces of tissue paper 3" wide fold them in half so that they become 1-1/2" wide. With the fringe scissors cut the folded edge halfway through the width of the strip. One sheet of tissue paper is more than enought to cover one pyramid box. The box was made from cardstock cut with a Sizzix triangle box die. Starting at the bottom of the assembled box, glue the fringed tissue strips (pleat a bit as you glue) around the box and layer them so that you only see the fringes. For the topper, I glued small Sizzix die cut and glittered snowflakes onto large snowflake Sizzix die cut glittered ornaments and glued the two large snowflakes back to back on the gold tree. For the red tissue tree I made a medallion tree topper using a border punch and last year's recycled wrapping paper. I will explain the procedure in the next post. Well, I hope that you will try making these easy tree treat boxes. Wouldn't they look grand down the center of your Christmas dinner table? Fill the tree boxes with treats and perhaps attach a name; you will have the perfect party favor/placecard. I hope this post has been informative and that you'll stop by again for another holiday crafting idea.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

How cute Lynn! Great idea to use the triangle treat box. I have that die and will give it a try with the tissue paper. I also have that fringe scissors too. Have a great day!