Friday, 12 December 2008

Candy Holder PaperCrafts Project. Freebie!

Candy Holder Christmas Decoration

finished candy holder

You will need:
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • One/two sheets of 8" square paper.
  • Long length of wire
  • Beads
  • Sweeties!
  • Make it kid friendly & use ribbon instead of wire & beads!
1. Either use a single sheet of double sided pattern/coloured paper of your choice, or choose 2 complimentary patterned/coloured papers and stick them together using double sided tape around the very edges to use as a single sheet.
Picture #1
Picture #12. Fold your paper in half and then half again, creasing as you go along and snip across the 3 folded corners: see picture #1. Unfold.

Picture #2

Picture #23. Then fold diagonally across from corner to corner, crease and unfold again.
4. Fold back the corners about 1 inch in, making sure each point lines up with the diagonal crease: see picture #2

Picture #3
Picture #35. Fold in half again, with the flaps on the outside & place some double tape to one side of the top little snip that you made in step 2.

Turn over and repeat on the other side. Unfold and fold in the other direction and do the same with the tape either side of the "v" cuts .

Get your length of wire and wrap it around from top to bottom along the crease between the two snips: See picture #4 . Remove backing from the tape and stick together to hold in place.

Picture #4
Picture #47. Pull in the other sides with the "V"shape snips in and carry on wrapping the wire down the crease to create 4 pockets. Twist the wire to secure.

Thread your chosen beads on to the remaining wire leaving a couple of inches free at the end. Form into a loop and wrap the end piece of wire neatly but tightly in between 2 of the beads.

Happy Crafting!Voila! All done, now fill the pockets with your favourite sweeties and hang on your tree!
You can try this using different size papers too, just adjust the fold in step 4 accordingly.

Ribbon can also be used instead of the wire and beads ... the kids would LOVE to join in and make these!

Have fun and happy crafting!


  1. Great project, thankyou Debs :)

  2. Debs I love this little treat holder, thank you so much for sharing!

  3. It's cuite on the tree! Made a tiny one with the kids today with 4x4" paper and thin ribbon ... just large enough to hold one treat in each pocket/pouch :)

  4. Just popped in to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas Debs x Juliet

  5. This is nice .... i hope i had checked on your site earlier before Christmas it will look good on my green theme Xmas tree. I love your site and you had a really cute blog design. Merry Christmas!

  6. Thanks Debs. Will be having a go at that with DD next year :)


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