I have an adorable, and delicious, little reindeer treat holder for you today. It is a Special Delivery crate, straight from the North Pole, that contains a wonderful, and tasty, chocolate Lindt Reindeer.
Start with a 6 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ piece of card stock. Score with the 6 1/2″ side up at 2 1/2″ and 4″. Score with the 8 1/2″ side up at 2 1/2″ and 6″. With the piece in landscape (horizontal) position, cut neatly up the score lines on both sides of the rectangle in the center, and notch into the corner squares to make the assembly neater. Turn the piece around and do the same thing to the other side.
Turn the shorter end towards you, the 1 1/2″ section in the middle will be the front or back, so you only need about 1/2″ on the outside of the score lines for glue tabs. So, you will be cutting away a lot of the outside corners. Turn the piece around until the other end is facing you and do the same thing. See the video below for a visual guide.
On one of the narrow ends (which will become the front) take a 1 1/2″ circle punch or scissors, and create a “scooped” area where the neck of the reindeer will sit. Decide which side you wish to have the sentiment on, and on the other side, use the Classic Label Punch to make two slots in the side. I made mine at 1″ and 1 3/4″ from the bottom score line. Then glue the tabs to the sides and create the crate.
Use two circle tab punchies to glue over the sides of the crate with a strong adhesive (I used liquid glue), and punch a 1/4″ hole in the circle. Thread a ribbon through, and secure on itself using a strong double-sided tape adhesive. I put the tabs slightly to the front of center, because the reindeer is a little heavier toward the head. Then, make a bow for each side and glue on with glue dots. I used the Quilted Christmas ribbon.
Stamp the sentiment from the Merry Little Labels stamp set in cherry cobbler onto whisper white card stock, and cut using the second largest stitched shape oval. Cut a coordinating scalloped oval from the layering ovals, and glue the sentiment to it. Then, glue this onto the side of the crate that has not been cut out. Add the reindeer, and give to young or old!
I had a though after creating the video, that a “name tag” around the neck of the reindeer and hanging over the front of the crate, would be an adorable place to write the “to-from” for the gift. Some small jingle bells would be pretty cute, too!
I hope you enjoy this cute little project, and give it a try.
And, until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed! ~Darby
- Supplies are all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise indicated.
- Card stock: I used Baked Brown Sugar (retired), whisper white, cherry cobbler and Crumb Cake.
- Ink: Cherry Cobbler
- Ribbon: Garden Green satin stitched and Quilted Christmas
- Punches: Circle Tab, Classic Label and 1 1/2″ circle
- Dies: stitched shapes and layering ovals
- Lindt Reindeer: as of 17DEC17, these should still be around, but if you can’t find them local, you can get two day shipping from Amazon for a package of two right here. (#afflink)