Friday, December 7, 2012


Kissing Tree

Today I am going to show you how I made this "Kissing Tree Treat Holder".
  Thanks  Joan Speece for sharing this with me.

               10 1/8" x 2"  Score at 1/2", 3 3/4", 7".  Turn 90* and score at 1".  Fold in half at this score.  Fold on other score lines.  Glue 1/2" score to inside forming a triangle.  See figure 3.
               11" x 2"    Score every inch.  Turn 90* and score at 1", then cut along this score line making two pieces.  Keep one strip as is.  Trim second strip at 4 ", making one 4" and one 7" strip.  Fold on all score lines.  See figures 1 and 2
               Small piece for Tag
               Small piece for Tag
    White daisy
               Small piece for Tag
               5 3/4" x 2"   Fold in to a square. See figure 4
Ink:    Coordinating Colors 
Stamp Set: I used several different ones as I made 30 of these.
    Red, White or Green Ribbon
    Red & White Bakers Twine
    6" x 8" Cello Bag

Figure 1

Figure 2

Fold in the directions as seen above.  The 4 " strip will be a triangle, glue.
Fold 7" and 11" strip as seen above.
Lay large triangle on a table and place pieces together like a puzzle.  You may glue small areas to hold in place, mostly the outside and center on the 11" bottom piece.  The 7" piece folds and lays along the right side to top (glue at one of the side folds and at the peak) and the 4" piece fills in the triangle on the left (glue a small area to the lft side of the triangle).
At this point it is easier if you put the candy kisses in as it will help it hold it's shape.
Tie the ribbon around the triangle .
Make the trunk piece and glue to hold it's shape.  Place 2 candy nuggets in this area. 

You can now put your Kissing Tree into the cello bag, close with ribbon and place a tag and sentiment of your choice around thee ribbon.

Figure 3

Figure 4

I hope you enjoyed this sweet little project.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Day 6 of my "12 Days of Christmas" projects.


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