Sunday, December 18, 2016
Snowman Hat Treat Holder
Had seen "Frosty's Hat" made by Knox for a holiday treat holder and had to make one up for myself. I followed her general instructions but here I will list sizes, punches, glues, and what I did to make my version of her treat holder:
To begin with she suggests using a toilet paper roll/tube, paper towel roll/tube, or other roll/tube from foil or whatever you would have on hand. All I had was the tube from the paper towels on my holder in the craft room so that is what I used.
To begin with I did not have any measurements to go by so I will explain what I used for my hat holder. I used a pencil and marked 1 3/4" up from the bottom of the paper towel roll/tube making a pencil mark on the tube as I turned it so I would have a solid line at the 1 3/4" spot. Then carefully used an Exacto.knife on the 1 3/4" line around the tube and cut it off, being careful not to flatten the tube as I cut it as I needed it to be round.
As she suggested I used a black marker and coloured a little part of the inside of the tube so when you are looking at the hat treat holder you will not see the brown cardboard the tube is made of:
I also ran the black marker around the top of the tube to make that black as well. I measured the size of my tube around and cut a piece of black card stock from Mikes to wrap around the tube for the hat. Used the bone folder to run this piece over so it will wrap around the round tube easier:
Using liquid glue I put the black card stock onto the tube -- here is a photo of the TomBow glue I used for that and then the Aleene's glue I used to attach the circle for the hat brim piece to the bottom of the tube:
With the tube covered with the black card stock I punched a circle from Stampin Up black card stock using a 2 1/2" circle punch. (You could also use a 2 3/4" circle punch for this piece). Used the Aleene's glue on the bottom of the wrapped tube and put this onto the black circle for the hat brim. Used a toothpick to remove any excess glue. Set this aside to set and dry.
Using these two punches from M Stewart I made the sprigs and holly leaves for the hat front:
With those punched out of scrap green card stocks I put them together using micro mini glue dots from Hobby Lobby. For the ribbon around the hat by the brim I used tear and tape at one end of the ribbon and another small piece at the other end to put the ribbon onto the hat. No sense wasting tape to attach the ribbon all the way around the hat. This way the ribbon meets at the back and that is where it is attached.
I put the sprigs/holly piece onto the front of the hat using glue dots and then added three different sized red crystals from my stash. For the candies in the hat I used a pretzel bag from the candy making aisle at the craft store and filled it with various flavored Hershey Kisses. Tied a red ribbon at the top of this bag and used scissors to cut off the excess pretzel bag above the ribbon bow:
Very easy treat holder to make --- it is free standing and you are recycling your tubes... Cute idea and thanks to "Knox" for sharing her hat!! (This treat holder is less than 2" high). TFL