Thursday, September 7, 2017

3-D Thursday: Treat Tube Holder with Tutorial

Stampin' Up!s NEW Treat Tubes are just too stinking cute and perfect for Halloween treats.
I made this test tube holder to hold 2 tubes for double the candy and double the fun!
You will see in the tutorial below that I have added an extra piece in the center of the box
to make the tubes more stable so they don't tip over. 
Thanks to hubby for pointing that out on the first one I made! 

Ok. Ready for the tutorial?

Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie: 1 piece cut at 8 3/4" x 4 3/4" and 1 piece cut at 2" x 3 1/2".
Basic Black: 1 piece cut at 2" x 1 1/2"
Very Vanilla: 1 piece cut at 1 7/8" x 1 3/8'
Designer Series Paper: 1 piece cut at 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"

Take the piece of  8 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece Pumpkin Pie card stock and score at 
1/2", 1 5/8", 3 5/8" and 4 3/4" along the longest side.
Turn card stock 90 degrees and score at 1 1/8" and 3 5/8" along the short side.
Move your card stock back in the original position and score at 6 3/4" along the long side but do not score through the center section as shown in picture below.

Your scored areas should look like the piece in the photo above.

Cut away the areas as shown in the above photo.

Next. Take the smaller piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock measured at 2" x 3 1/2" and score 1/2" on all sides. Cut along the solid lines.

Using a 3/4" circle punch, punch the areas as shown in both pieces of the Pumpkin Pie card stock. 
I punched circles out of a piece of Post it note so that I could space out and line up my punches.

Your 2 pieces of Pumpkin Pie should now look like the photo above.

Take the smaller piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and adhere tear away tape as shown.

Adhere tabs as shown in above photo.

Fold along score lines as shown in above photo.

Apply Tear Away tape to middle tabs.

Adhere as shown. This will make the bottom of your box.

Add Tear Away tape to 2 outside edges.

Adhere into the bottom of the box. This extra piece will help your
treat tubes remain more stable.

Apply Tear Away tape to 2 last side tabs.

Adhere to side walls.

Fold up side flaps and adhere.

For the outside, you will need the Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock and Designer Series Paper mentioned above as well as any decorative ribbon. I used Vintage Crochet Trim.

Add stamped design. Fill treat tubes with candy. Tie lace or ribbon around cork stoppers.
Add your tubes to the box and you are all done!

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