For a simple and easy-to-make treat holder, you can't go wrong with the Triangle Box! It's like the little black dress of treat holders—its basic shape is SO versatile and fun to accessorize! From cute to elegant, you can adjust the shape or dress it up to take on many different identities for any holiday or special event!
You can find the basic Triangle Box Tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers. Check it out, then play around with the sizes and embellishments to fit whatever theme you're trying to achieve.
Here are some fun ideas for this time of year…
Batty Triangle Box
Darla Eigenschink brought this Batty Triangle Box to our Demo Meeting. I love the way punches are used to create the details. You can see more details at Samantha Parisi's Rubber Stamping Diva blog. Here are some helpful details she mentions in her instructions:
This one was made from a quarter sheet of cardstock (4.25" x 5.5") if you can believe it! His ears are petals from the 5-Petal Flower punch. His nose, toes and fangs are also petals from the Boho Blossom Punch. For his wings I used my Coluzzle and cut the largest circle I could from a quarter sheet of cardstock. I cut the circle in half, then used the Scallop Circle punch to take "three bites" out of his wings.
You can see in the second picture how the box opens from the back. This size is smaller than many I've seen, but it shows how versatile the design really is. She also tied the 1/8" Black Taffeta ribbon closure with into a hanger, so the bat became a flying ornament.
Falling Leaves Window Triangle Box
This is a project we made at my Stamp Club last year using the Falling Leaves stamp set. I wheeled over the background with the Friendly Words Stampin' Around Wheel (but I'd recommend the Bright Blessings wheel that coordinates with the set!).
After making my initial score lines, I ran the box through my Big Shot with the Movers & Shapers Die and the Punch Windows oval scallop shape. I added a Window Sheet to my window to keep the contents safely inside (we don't want to lose any Hershey's Kisses or Reese's Mini Cups).
Find my complete instructions and dimensions for this project here.
Other Fun Seasonal Triangle Box Ideas
Candy Corn Triangle Box – Samantha Parisi
Ghost Triangle Box – Samantha Parisi
Fang-tastic Triangle Box – Samantha Parisi
Witch Hat Triangle Box – Sincerely Babette
Elegant Acetate Triangle Box – Creative Cucina
Dracula & Frankenstein Triangle Boxes – Stamp My Day
Brayer & Wheeled Triangle Box – Stamp 'nScrap
See what I mean?! There are lots of ways to jazz up this box! And, this is just for the Fall season! There are more ideas for other holidays and events—and wait until you see some of the Christmas versions! I'll share some of those next time…