Quick Cat Treat Holder for Mini-Ghirardelli squares

Hi Everyone,

I thought my All Hallow’s Eve projects were done, but then these cute and quick little Cat Treat Holders showed up in my craft room.  I just had to share them!

Scroll down for the video tutorial.

Each one holds a mini-Ghirardelli chocolate, and is very quick to make.

I used a piece of card stock 1 1/2″ by 7 3/4″, and score with the long side up at 3 3/4″ and 4″.  Then, holding the ends together, placed the open ends at the 1 1/2″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board, and punched.  I flipped him over, and punch the opposite side at the same 1 1/2″ mark.  Then, still holding the open ends together, slid them directly into the throat of the punch, trying to center the curve of the punch on the 1 1/2″ ends of card-stock, and that makes his ears.  If I am being as clear as mud, there is a video that is easier to follow.

Then, I used a 1/8″ by 4″ strip of card stock, ran it gently through my fingers to give it an “S” curve, and placed it between the score lines to the right side with a glue dot to stick the base of his “tail”.

Placing a glue dot on the back of the mini-Ghirardelli, I folded one end of the candy up, and centered it in the body of the cat, right at the bottom score line.  Then, I folded over the top edge of the candy wrapper so it wouldn’t stick out.

Next, run some adhesive on the inside of the head, line the ears up, and stick the two sides of the head together.  Tie some twine around the neck in a bow, or use one of the pre-made, in-color bows if you have some lying around.  A final glue dot at the “shoulder” on the corner of the Ghirardelli lets you stick the tail on.  Sooo cute!

On the black cat, you can see the cat’s tail attached to the corner of the Ghirardelli with a glue dot.  Place some rhinestones for his nose and eyes, and draw whiskers if wish, and he’s done!

Here’s the video tutorial, I hope you give him a try!  And, until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed.  ~Darby

  • Supplies:  Card stock 1 1/2″ by 7 3/4″, 1/8″ by 4″ strip.
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Baker’s twine, ribbon or bow.
  • Black Rhinestones from Stampin’ Up!

If you don’t have an envelope punch board, and do have Amazon Prime, here’s where you can get one.

Need some Ghirardelli minis?  Amazon has those, too!


2 thoughts on “Quick Cat Treat Holder for Mini-Ghirardelli squares”

  1. I hate cats but these are so Nice and so cute i love and i want to make them as soon as possible
    A very good idea thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!

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