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DIY fall turkey treat box favor

I just had a fun idea to create a DIY fall turkey treat box favor--you can use this for small gifts during the fall holidays or use it for a wonderfully fun place card at your Thanksgiving dinner! Here's a couple of views.. Turkey tiny treat box - side view Turkey tiny tret box - front view

The base of this cutie is the Stampin'Up! Tiny Treat boxes--those marvelous see through acetate boxes--they don't require any adhesive--they just fold together and are a 2" cube...the ways you can use these are endless....I'm planning a Christmas gift using them but I can't share that yet! Maybe later after I hand them out.

The turkey tail is wonderfully simple and tons of fun because every one you create will be different--we use the watercolor paper with the Stampin'Write markers and our trusty Aqua Painter...I can't wait to share with you how this is done! 

Below are the step by step directions followed by the list of supplies you'll need for this project.

1. Using the maple leaf die (Leaflet thinlets) cut a leaf from watercolor paper. Turkey tiny treat box - cutting with framelit

2. Using the Cajun Craze Stampin'Write marker, start coloring in broad strokes the outer edge of the leaf.  Following this, using the Pumpkin Pie marker and finally the Crushed Curry markers, complete the coloring of the leaf--you don't need to color every space--see the picture below. 10-18-16 turkey tiny treat box - begin coloring with marker Turkey tiny treat box - markered Turkey tiny treat box - blending with aquapainter

3. With the AquaPainter (I used the one with the largest brush), start at the outer edge of the leaf and pull the color down so that the colors bleed into each other (this is why we don't need to color all the surface--the water will blend and bleed the color over the entire surface).

Note: if you want extra color in some area--add a bit more with your marker and blend again with the Aquapainter until you are satisfied with the look. Turkey tiny treat box - completely blended

4. Add 3 gold Metallic enamel dots to the leaf.

5. Using the same framelit, cut a maple leaf from Cajun Craze cardstock and glue to the back of the colored leaf using liquid multipurpose liquid glue. 

6. Fold together a Tiny Treat box. Cut a piece of Designer paper 2 X 8"long and score at 2, 4, and 6".  (I used the Moroccan nights which is part of the sale until the end of October--buy 3 designer papers and get one's the brochure  Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_NA ) Turkey tiny treat box - box with designer paper

7. Using glue dots attach the designer paper to the box starting at the front. under the bottom, and the back. Take a narrow pencil and curl the  2"piece remaining--see the picture above.

8. Using liquid glue attach the maple leaf to the back of the box...stuff the box with your goodies (I use chocolate--what else)! Then tie a piece of Kraft rope trim under the bottom, up the sides and tie a bow on top.

9. Hand draw a turkey neck/head on Crumb Cake cardstock, cut with paper snips--leave a small square tab at the base of the neck. Lay this over another piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, trace and cut out. Glue these together. Draw eyes with Basic Black marker. Hand cut a small heart from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, fold the heart in half and using glue dots attach the "wattle" under the turkey's chin. (Does a turkey have a chin?). Turkey tiny treat box - hand-drawn head & wattle

10. Using liquid glue on the 2 flaps at the base of the neck--adhere the head to the box front.

Your turkey is completed! Enjoy

Now, here's the supply list. You can use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to order your supplies: