Dual Purpose Treat Holders

Today's post is a little trash into treasure treat holder/place card that could easily be adapted for both Halloween or Thanksgiving. In fact, I've created one of each to showcase both the Enchanted and Thankful lines.
For these, I went totally low-tech and only used scissors and a border punch for tools. For the Enchanted treat holder, I used half of a paper towel roll and a piece of brown paper bag. For the Thankful roll, I used a newspaper that was lying around and the other half of the paper towel roll.
I didn't want to be able to "read" the newspaper that covered the roll, so used a Imagine Crafts Ink in Espresso Truffle on the newsprint. Then, I punched it with a border punch.
I used Helmar 450 glue to attach the papers to the tube. Then tied off an end with twine. I used another glue bottle that was similar in size to the tube to tie off the paper, without squishing it.
Once it was all ready (treats are inside!!), it was ready to decorate with papers and stickers.
I love how the Enchanted line is just lovely for Halloween.
And this lovely little Thankful number is going to be great for treats, AND as a Thanksgiving place card for my little girl.
It's super easy to create some interest layering the Details and Elements stickers with the patterned cardstock. I also sanded the edges to make them a little more rustic.
Tie off the ends with twine and your treat holders/place cards are done.

I hope that this post inspires you to make a few things using items that you probably have lying around the house. Happy Earth Friendly Friday!

Products Used:
Authentique: Enchanted Collection: Glowing & Details stickers; Thankful Collection: Remember, Cultivate, Pioneer, Elements stickers & Details stickers
Other Products: Imagine Crafts Memento Ink Espresso Truffle, Helmar 450 glue, Twinery twine (Flax), AC ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesives dimensional adhesive, Core'dinations cardstock, border punch

We also have a winner to announce from last weeks blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! 

What a great way to end a great week of collaboration with 3L. There have been so many great project ideas. These would be great table decorations or a little extra something tucked in as a hostess gift. Thanks for the clear, concise instructions. I'm heading to my scrap bin and see what I can come up with.
Please send an email to contests@authentiquepaper.com with "3L Week Winner" in the subject along with your mailing address and we will get a prize right out to you!


  1. Gorgeous! Always love heather's super creative ideas!

  2. Really cute treat holders! Thanks for showing how to make them!!

  3. Super cute! Thank you got mentioning Helmar!

  4. Love this idea Heather...your projects are so fun!

  5. I think this is something I need to try! thanks for the how to!

  6. Thank you for using Helmar and sharing it!

  7. Cute idea and so fun.

  8. SO CUTE!!!! I love the {green} element! :)

  9. oh wow..and I jsut threw all the tp rolls in the recycling yeswterday!! aweseome project, love the paper and the inking of the bottom layers.

  10. what a fun idea! And with Christmas wrapping around the corner, I'll have to remember to keep those empty rolls when I'm done!


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