Treat Pocket Tutorial

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Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today I wanted to share a little tutorial on how to make these little treat pockets. You don’t have to have a fancy cutting machine to make these little cuties and just imagine the possibilities for every season, holiday or celebration.

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Here’s what you need:
Paper
Adhesive (I used this tape gun by Scotch)
Fasteners (we used paper clips)
Stapler w/ staples
A treat to put inside!

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Cut your paper to 5×6. You could use any size square so feel free to play around with it. This size fits two pieces of candy easily.

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Put your adhesive along the edge of the longer side.
TreatPockets-tubeRoll your paper and secure ends to form a tube.
TreatPockets-stapledFlatten one side of your tube and staple. I tried to place the crease of the fold close to the seam to keep it out of the way.  You may also want to put the “flat” side of the staple on the side with out the seam to have a nice clean “pretty” side and have all the seams and bumpy staple parts on the back.
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Trim off any excess paper.  You could also take a pair of decorative scissors and trim into a pretty/fun pattern.  I had some left over margin on the edge of my paper that I trimmed off.

TreatPockets-topFill the pocket with your treat or goodie and flatten the open side in the opposite direction than the bottom of the pocket.  You will form a sort of pyramid of sorts.  I folded down the top a bit and used a paper clip to fasten the flap down (we used ours for Emma’s class Halloween party and I wanted the kids to be able to get into them easily) but you could staple them again or use a small hole punch and tie off with baker’s twine or fold over and tape down with washi tape or a sticker.  Really, the possibilities are endless.  These make a great option for any class treat you may need to bring for your little ones and I’ll be making more for our advent calendar this year.

So, there you have it!  What do you think?  Send me pictures of your projects, I’d love to share them here on my blog!!!