A few years back I wanted to make cocoa packets as favors for my work peeps. I always thought packets items like cocoa, tea or soup was just adorable for a hand out item. I just didn't know how I wanted to package them. I even bought a pattern for a paper mug. I made it and just did not like how the cocoa packet fit into it. It was flopping back and forth, the mug was to just to big to hold the packet I was using. So I decided to use my pattern for a hanging pillow box. The packet just fit so nicely in it. I made the door knob opening smaller and created a little snowflake "charm" to hang in the center. Now this is a two part story as I had purchased 2 - 24 pack boxes of Starbuck's cocoa, seeing the brown color scheme of the packet I knew I wanted to use one of my all time favorite papers (early espresso from Stampin 'Up) to make the holder. But I had a bit of a mishap with my Christmas cards that I had purchased. In my haste to print and get them into the mail I had made a typo in the sentiment. I didn't catch the typo prior to going to print! Well it all worked out as I recycled the front of the card as a belly band around the base box. I found a picture of the first color scheme using the SU paper. It was sitting in the background of another picture. On this one I made a little spinning snowflake charm. The belly band was from a K&Co. paper stack. It's not the best picture but here it is:
Here is a picture of the file:
Here is a link to download the .pdf file:
and for all fans of MTC here is that file:
I hope you find use for this cute holder, Just think of what you can stuff into it. You can change it up and do away with the snowflake. Make the circle cutout bigger and hang it on a door knob. I am thinking this may just make a great holder for this years Reindeer food! Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you all are thinking about Christmas as it is just around the corner! Have a great weekend.