K-Cup Hot Cocoa Tree

Hi Everyone!  I have a very cute little treat holder based on a hot cocoa k-cup.  


The treat holder can contain mini-candy canes and hershey kisses to stir into your hot cocoa.  Or, for those who enjoy an after-dinner liquor, you can use a hot cocoa or a cappuccino k-cup and add a mini-bottle or Bailey’s irish cream or a peppermint or espresso liquor.  Many tasty options.

Start with a 6″ by 8″ piece of stiffer patterned paper in a color you would like for your tree.  With the 6″ side up, and the top of any directional pattern to the right, score at 1/2″, which will be the base.  Turn the long side up, with the base down, and score at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″, 5″, 6 1/4″ and 7 1/2″.  Flip the paper top to bottom, and score at 5/8″, 1 7/8″, 3 1/8″, 4 3/8″, 5 5/8″ and 6 7/8″.  Fold the first set of folds out, and the second set of folds in.  Then fold the 1/2″ score line at the bottom.  On the bottom of the 1/2″ glue tab, remove the bottom 1/2″ section.  Glue the 1/2″ section to form a cylinder.  Turn the bottom up, and folding an outside fold out, cut a 45 degree miter from the score line to the bottom.  Repeat all the way around.

I am punting on the rest of the instructions, because I have tried to write them in an understandable way, unsuccessfully.  The video is much better at explaining the process.  If you have questions after the video, just ask.  It will help me know where the confusing bits are.

Enjoy the video, and I hope you enjoy the project.

May your hearts continue to wait for God’s greatest gift.  Smiles, Darby


Unique-sided Treat Pouch for Hot Cocoa, Mug Cakes and More!

Hi Everyone!

I have a fun treat pouch that can be used for mug cakes, hot cocoa and more.  What makes them unusual, is the unique way the sides are made.  There is a 1/4″ lip on both sides, front and back.

The side has a 1/4″ lip on the front and back, which makes it a bit different and strengthens the pouch.  Hard to see, but easy to create!

The little snowman and penguin are made using the nesting dies, and can be seen in the post and video titled “Chillin’ with my nesting dies.”

You could also add a handle die cut with some ovals or circles to the inset side to create a mug-looking gift pouch.

The original would fit in the 6″x8″ cellophone bags, but you would need a bigger one to wrap the “mug” pouch.

Start with a piece of patterned paper 12″ by 6″.

Score the 12″ side at 1″, 5 3/4″, 6 1/4″ and 11″.

Turn and score the 6″ side at 3/4″ and 5 1/4″ with the outside pattern up, then flip it over and score 1/2″ and 5 1/2″ with the inside pattern up.

Fold, burnish and assemble as shown in the video.

I hope you enjoy this project, it would be fun for friends, coworkers, teachers, stocking stuffers and craft fairs.

Until we meet again, may your days be blessed!  Smiles, Darby