|Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM|
I can't believe we have reached our last project in the 24 Days of Christmas Series already! Actually, I have discovered that there are a few more projects and templates waiting in the wings, so we are going to extend the 'gifts' for a little while longer.
If you have just stumbled across this blog, you can find all the previous projects by scrolling back through the blog, or by clicking on the photos on the right hand side bar.
There is a story behind today's template. As a child, I loved those chocolates that you used to hang on the Christmas Tree. I was a bit naughty as I used to sneak them off the tree and then sit around looking shifty, when my mother came along at Christmas and tried to find them. These days, it can be difficult to find those hanging treats, apart from some cheap and nasty ones from the $2 store, so I decided to make my own boxes and fill them with chocolates that I like. I also liked the idea of making a box that co-ordinated with my gold embellishments, rather than have gaudy colours that the chocolates tend to come in.
I can only hope that when we come to open them, that they haven't been emptied by the smallest member of the household, who shall remain nameless!
You can find the template to make this triangular tree box in 3 different sizes on the Free Stuff pages, under 24 Days of Christmas. There is a template to make the box with and without tabs. With thicker card and smaller sizes, it is easier to go for the one without tabs and then just tie together at the top.
There are also two triangular box templates on the general free stuff pages, which you can use too.
Simply print the template onto your card, or you can stick your printed template onto the reverse of your card and cut it out. I have done this with mine, as this gold card was quite thick and won't run through a printer well. Punch holes in the top and thread through some gold cord, tying a bow and then knot the ends, to create a hanging loop. Now fill your box with your favourite small sweets/lollies/candies or chocolates.
Visit again soon, as there are still some projects to come!
Happy Crafting and have a peaceful weekend!