Sweet Treats For The Christmas Tree


Posted on 28th October 2015 by Sylvia Ames
Filed under All Papercraft Tutorials


Hi Sylvia here with a quick make. a matchbook treat holder to hang on the tree, as a stocking filler or to send with your Christmas cards.  Matchbooks are easy to make, just a few score lines and it's done.

Materials Used:

  • Papermilldirect card - white linen and post box red card
  • distress and Archival inks
  • rubber stamp
  • card or ribbon
  • glue and glue dots
  • fine glitter
  • score board and rotary cutter


Cut an oblong of white card 5" x 2" and an oblong of red card 4 1/4" x 1 3/4".  Score the white card at 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3".  The red card is to line the matchbook and should be scored at 2" and 2 1/2".


Stamp the design in archival ink and colour with distress inks.  Fold up 1/2" flap and bring the top of the matchbook down creasing the middle 1/2" on either scored edge.  The front flap slides into the bottom 1/2" flap to fasten, run a line of glue along the bottom fold to anchor the flap to enable it to hold the matchbook closed.


Make two holes in the top of the matchbook and make a hanging loop with cord or ribbon, fastening on the inside.  Stick the red liner to the inside of the matchbook, this covers the cord leaving the inside tidy for adding the treat.


Stick a chocolate coin or flat chocolate inside the matchbook using a glu dot and fasten by sliding the front into the turn-up.


Make your matchbook treats all the same or use different stamps and techniques to decorate, whatever you do have fun with your Christmas crafting.


Sylv xx

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