Looks like Santa got stuck in the chimney! With a full size Hershey bar in that chimney, I completely understand.
I made these treat holders for a craft fair I took part it at the end of November and they were a big hit. I saw (years ago) a pin on Pinterest for the mini Hershey bars – so cute! I figured let’s try a big bar. After playing around with the dimensions – I came up with this template:
Using a 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and my trimmer, I scored at 2 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 5 3/8″ and 5 5/8″ – then I rotated a quarter of a turn and scored at 1/4″. After folding and burnishing well, I used my snips to cut out the shaded parts on the template. I put the ‘chimney’ together with Tear & Tape (I found that first adhering the flap on the end on the inside of the box easiest and then tucking up the 1/4″ flap on the bottom).
For the brick effect, I took a 2 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and ran through my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder (a little piece will hang over and not be embossed – You can cover with the ‘snowy cap.’) I adhered that to the front of my chimney with Tear & Tape. I then cropped a small piece of the Snowy White velvet paper with the ‘cloud’ edge-lit from the Basic Border dies. Again, using Tear & Tape, I placed that at the top of the chimney and trimmed it to fit.
For Santa’s legs….hee hee… take two strips of Real Red cardstock (1″ x 3″) and top with Basic Black cardstock for shoes. To easily get these shoes, use the ghost part of the Halloween punch. How easy! I affixed it with Tear & Tape. At this point, I placed my candy bar in the chimney. I put a strip of Tear & Tape on the front of one Santa leg (at the bottom) and on the back of the other. I placed the leg with the tape on the back behind the candy bar; the leg with the tape on the front, I placed in front of the bar.
For the sentiment, I used the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set with Real Red ink on a scrap of Basic White with the Label Me Lovely punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the front.
I’ve included links to my online store for the products I’ve used to create this cute little treat holder. This template worked for full-size Milk Chocolate, Special Dark, and Cookies N Cream Hershey bars – the Almond variety was a little small but could work.Product List
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