Lately I've been a bit obsessed with making these treat pockets. I don't know about you, but I just love them!
I've seen them around for different holidays and special occasions but never tried to make them.
How hard could they be. Right?
Like with so many of my ideas the inspiration came from Pinterest. Lisa Brown over at Stampin'Up has a great tutorial on making these and she made them look so easy.
But my problem was that I couldn't find double sided patriotic paper and when I tried to roll the plain scrapbook paper that I had it was too heavy and stiff and I felt like I was all thumbs! Arg
Then I remembered the old book pages that I had safely tucked away for projects like this and so, here is my version of
Paper Party Pockets
You will need a square of paper. It can be any size. Lisa used 4" squares in her video. I used 5 1/4" squares for my smaller ones and 6 1/2" squares for the bigger ones. (Remember you will need to fill these so if you are doing a large number like I did here for Bernina Club you may want to keep them on the smaller side).
If you're using book pages the size of the pages will determine how big a square you can get from each page. Old sheet music, comic books and newspaper works too.
I tend to buy unusual doilies and doo dads when I see them and now that my craft room is organized I can actually find them. (Sorry. Had to throw that in here because I'm just so dad-gummed happy with my organized craft/sewing room).
I love these tiny white doilies from Martha Stewart (still available at Michaels) and they were the perfect size for this project.
I recommend using an adhesive roller to make the cone. Just roll a strip along one edge
and roll the opposite corner toward the strip, forming the cone. You may want to practice a bit but it really is super easy with lighter weight paper.
That's all there is to it. Now just decorate and fill.
You can use hot glue or glue dots to affix the embellishments.
I antiqued the paper a bit to make it slightly aged looking. You could also add GLITTER! gasp
Cupcake flags were from Hobby Lobby.
I think these would make darling inexpensive wedding favors filled with chocolate bon bons and decorated in colors of the wedding.
Encourage one another,