Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm Batty For You!!

Hi everyone!

A quick and fun share for you today... a cute little Halloween Treat Holder!  These are so adorable and so easy to make {g}. 

I saw this idea on Heather Nichols blog ages ago and just loved it and popped the idea right into my idea file!  And guess what it's made with....a file folder!  I actually searched for ages to find Pixie Stix and no luck, it seems we don't have them where I live.  But I have a wonderful friend who sometimes shops in the States and she brought me some! {Thanks Alex!!}

You could also use the seasonal pencils that are sold at the Dollar Stores, you would just need to adjust the size a bit! And you can easily change these little holders up for any occassion, they would be so sweet for Valentines or Christmas...the ideas are endless!  LOL!! 

Note: If you want to make pencil holders then cut right under the tab thingies, about 8 1/4" from bottom fold on file folder...I'm assuming that all file folders are the same size!!

So here's how I made it.  I used a kraft coloured file folder and cut it at these measurements:

Measuring from the bottom fold on the file folder, measure and cut at 7 1/2", cutting through both layers.  This will cut off both of the tabs. Now open up your folder and cut 4" off one side only.  Fold back up.  Now measure and cut treat holders at 2 " wide, you should get 5 little holders per folder.

Then I stiched up each side on my sewing machine.  Use your corner rounder for the top of the treat holder. 

I sponged all the edges with Basic Black, and the stamp sets I used were: Wicked Cool, To/From is from Winter Post, and the spider is from Batty for You.  The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry.  I also stamped and sponged the back of the treat holder. 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  I hope you enjoy this little treat and make some of  your own!




  1. How cool is that! I love the stamps you used, I haven't seen any Pixie stix lately, but will have to research my local stores. Tks for sharing!

  2. Great project. Thanks for sharing!