Monday, August 25, 2014

Tea and Cookie Gift Holder Tutorial

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share a fun little project you can make with 1 sheet of paper, a ruler, and bits and pieces from your scrap and salvage box. And of course some super scrumptious ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's a very easy tutorial....and you'll be making these for every occasion!
First a sneak peek of the finished project: for the tutorial:

You'll need one 8' x 8" square of patterned cardstock. Make sure you pick a sheet that you like both sides of as you can see them when you fold it up.   This looks like a bit of an difficult measuring process...but it's really too easy.  On the top left corner measure in 2-3/4 inches and make a small tic with a pencil. Turn the page 1/4 turn to the left and measure in 5-1/4 inch and make another tic. Connect the tic with a ruler and fold on that line. Now turn the page 1/4 turn again and measure in 2-3/4 inches and make a tic. Turn the page 1/4 turn again and mark at the 5-1/4 inch. Connect the dots with the ruler and fold on that line. Now you have the outside folds all ready.  Now measure in 1 inch from the right side. Turn the page 1/4  turn and measure in 1 inch. In the opposite corner do the same. With your ruler fold up on the lines creating a strip diagonally down the middle. Now you get to fold!
Fold down from the top.

Fold up from the bottom.

 Now fold in from the sides. The white strip in the back is only there to show the shape of it folded.

One more look at the front.
That lovely ribbon I used is Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon...heavily inked for an extra shabby antique look.

 I added some tea bags to the pockets of mine. But sadly there were no cookies to go with the tea : (
See, there's plenty of room for a little bag of cookies. If I had any...which I don't....I would hope they would be my favorite snickerdoodle or oatmeal cream.  Just sayin : )
I'll be making up a big pile of these with hot chocolate, little candy canes and cookies.....wouldn't that make the nicest little gifty?
Okay that's all for me..Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )


  1. Oh! That is so clever and beautiful! Love it!

  2. This is beautiful and functional I love that what a sweet little gift to give a friend to cheer them up just lovely

  3. What a great idea! Thank you for your tutorial (I switched it into cm - you can use a A4 paper to a square, take 7 and 14 cm and for the bottom 2,5 cm). I´ll try it out - think this is a pretty little gift for christmas too!


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