Since I have two kiddos in school now I am always looking for cute ways to give little treats, especially for Valentines.  I try to be a little health conscience when it comes to treats and I really don’t like to always give out candy or chocolate.  I decided this year to give out little fruit snacks to each of the kids and of course I had to come up with a cute packaging idea!

I thought I would share with you my very simple tutorial on how to make these little treat packages so you can whip up a few just in case you haven’t figured out what you are doing yet!  🙂

The first thing you need to do is start with a piece of Designer Series Paper of your choice that measures 9 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.  Then you need to score and fold the paper at the 3/4″ mark and 5″ mark (lengthwise).

IMG_8959Once you have your paper scored you can take it to your Big Shot and cut out the window for the front of the treat holder.  I used a die from the Apothecary Accents Framelits dies.  You could use a heart or any other shape of your choice.  Just make sure that you are cutting the front of the treat holder.

IMG_8958You can see from this picture what your treat holder should look like once you have your little window cut out.  After that you can add your fruit snack or little candy into the holder.  To keep it in place I used a small hole punch and punched right through both layers of the treat holder and the fruit snack.

cards-010The last step is to thread Bakers Twine through both the holes and tie a knot or bow in the front of the treat holder.  I also added a cute little tag to the front of the treat for each child.

So that’s it…a simple yet cute treat holder!  If you had older kids they could even help you make them!  Much better than those little cards with candy attached, don’t you think?!

Be creative, Kristin