Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cute Little Treat Boxes or Ornaments

We've had some questions on how to put together the DH 94 Magnolia Doohickey Strawberry Die, so I have taken a few pictures and will give you a few tips to make them quick and easy!  Now believe me, this is the way to go!  In the past, I have made strawberry treat boxes by tracing and cutting out by hand, so using this die is a treat in itself!  I also like the size of this finished container because it is designed for just a little treat, so you can afford to make a bunch of them to hand out.  The finished size from tip to top is about 1 1/2".  They would be adorable scattered around the dinner table, arranged in a little basket or even cute hanging.  Adorable with or without candy in them!!!

Since I thought they would be cute hanging in a Christmas Tree as an ornament, I made them in a pearl finish cream paper and shiny gold metallic paper.
These are the steps:  Cut one piece of each die (berry and leaves).  From the back, cup shape the "petal" parts so they will curve nicer at the top of the berry.  Use the Best Glue Ever on the glue tab to adhere to the other side forming the berry.
Thread a cording through the "petals" from front to back and tie a knot at the top bringing all the "petals" together.
Cup the leaves from the back and put a score line down each leaf on the front.  Cup the middle from the back also.  Thread both cord ends through the center hole in the leaves and tie a bow.  That's it!!!

Here are the berries made in traditional colors!
These were so easy and fun to make!  You can find these dies along with many other great dies at Magnolia-licious!  Wonderful people there and terrific prices too!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy every day!!!
Patti Jo


KarinsArtScrap said...

o these are looking great PJ beautiful made.

greetings karin

Teresa said...

Thank you, I have this die and love making them but never thought to make them in gold they look gorgeous for Christmas decoration.
Very inspiring thanks.
Teresa x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello sweetie............ Love these!!! VERY VERY CUTE!!!

Hey I want to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY... Sorry I missed it yesterday. :( I do hope that ou had a fabby day!!! Sending you big happy hugs......Janiel

Janie Printz said...

These are absolutely adorable Patti Jo ... You've just sold me a set of the dies. Great job lady.
Hugs, Janie

Paper Tails said...

Very nice! Love the gold ones. So elegant. Thanks for the tutorial.


Nancee Purdum said...

So cute! Thanks for the tips! :) Nancee

Candy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!
They are awesome. I love the idea of hanging them on a tree as well as putting chocolates in them. Wouldn't they be fantastic on a tag with your gift?
The things you do Patti Jo!
Big Hugs, Candy

Only By His Grace said...

hi dear friend!
these strawberries are so lovely.
great tutorial too.
I love them done in the pearl cream paper with the gold leaves. They would look lovely on a 50th wedding anniversary table.
Hugs Maz


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