Tea and Cookie Gift Holder Tutorial


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I’m dropping in to share a fun little project you can make with 1 sheet of paper, a ruler, and bits and pieces from your scrap and salvage box. And of course some super scrumptious ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s a very easy tutorial….and you’ll be making these for every occasion!
First a sneak peek of the finished project:

IMG_3822Okay…now for the tutorial:

IMG_3818You’ll need an 8″ x 8″ square of patterned cardstock. Make sure you pick a sheet that you like both sides of as you can see them when you fold it up.   This looks like a bit of an difficult measuring process…but it’s really too easy.  On the top left corner measure in 2 3/4 inches and make a small tic with a pencil. Turn the page 1/4 turn to the left and measure in 5 1/4 inch and make another tic. Connect the tic with a ruler and fold on that line. Now turn the page 1/4 turn again and measure in 2 3/4 inches and make a tic. Turn the page 1/4 turn again and mark at the 5 1/4 inch. Connect the dots with the ruler and fold on that line. Now you have the outside folds all ready.  Now measure in 1 inch from the right side. Turn the page 1/4  turn and measure in 1 inch from the left. In the opposite corner do the same. With your ruler fold up on the lines creating a strip diagonally down the middle. Now you get to fold!

IMG_3819Fold down from the top.

IMG_3820Fold up from the bottom.

IMG_3821Now fold in from the sides. The white strip in the back is only there to show the shape of it folded.

IMG_3822One more look at the front.

IMG_3823That lovely ribbon I used is Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon…heavily inked for an extra shabby antique look.

IMG_3824 I added some tea bags to the pockets of mine. But sadly there were no cookies to go with the tea : (


See there’s plenty of room for a little bag of cookies. If I had any…which I don’t….I would hope they would be my favorite snickerdoodle or oatmeal cream.  Just sayin : )

I’ll be making up a big pile of these with hot chocolate, little candy canes and cookies…..wouldn’t that make the nicest little gifty?

Okay that’s all for me..wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

9 responses »

  1. How cute – I love it. I’m ready to start one now. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I’m so glad you shared it with all of us.

  2. A usual, you’ve outdone yourself! You’re the best. Hugs to you, Ginny, a very creative, sweet lady. Hugs from Kansas. Sandy

  3. Love these little gifts! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to – I”ll be making some for sure! Wish we lived closer…I love to bake and I’d certainly share with you! 🙂

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