Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Halloween Bat Treat Pockets

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Oct 10, 2010

Halloween Bat Treat Pockets

This bat treat holder has an ingenious weaving that allows it to open into a triangular pocket.

I saw something like this in a catalog from Paper Cuttings by Allison. Supposedly these are a traditional Danish craft, called a hushylder, but I couldn't find anything more about them. Anyone ever seen these?

This was definitely one of those "well, I guess I can figure it out" kind of projects!

halloween treat holder

How to make a woven paper treat bag

Download cutting files: PDF, DXF, Silhouette Studio, SVG (how to use my files in Cricut Design Studio).

halloween treat holder template

halloween treat holder template

Files download for free; contribute what you wish.  Suggested amount for this design: $1.99.

Cut from contrasting paper.

Score and crease inside pocket (page 2).Spread glue on long glue tab.

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Fold pocket in half, gluing it into a triangle shape.

halloween treat holder

Weave the point of the pocket, under-over, under-over, starting at the top of the bat-topped piece.

halloween treat holder

Push the pocket all the way to the bottom. Crease along the center fold line to open the pocket.

halloween treat holder

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Crayola58 said...

This is wonderful. I must try it. You are such a paver of all things paper and so creative. Thanks to you.

Love crafts forever said...

This is fantastic, love it. Thank you. Hugs, Nataliya.

Paper Gods said...

I love this. Looks clean and graphic, especially because of the colors.

Mima said...

Hola Carol,
This treat pocket is just awesome and the tutorial makes it even more temping. I love it and I plan to give it a whirl. TFS, Mima

Trisha said...

This is such a unique pocket! Wonderful! Thank you for figuring it all out, and sharing with all of us!

Evan's Eclipse said...

this is really neat! Thanks for figuring it out for us and sharing.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Halloween post on Oct. 11, 2010. Thanks again.

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE this AND the bat one - will be emailing you. Thanx soooooo much for your generosity to those of us who are design challenged!

Eleanor said...

Hi, just thought I'd let you know we are featuring your SVG link this week at freesvgfiles.com. Thanks for sharing!

istar1 said...

Thank you so much! I've just made one, it was easy even for me :))

Anonymous said...

Very nice card :)

Just wanted to let you know that these candy holders are quite common in Norway, too. We usually hand them in the christmas trees, like this:

Thank you for all the tutorials :)

cpeep said...

Anonymous from Norway--

Thanks for the picture! I have seen these Christmas cones before, but never with an inner pocket woven through the outer piece.

Is this something you have seen in Norway?


Sergio said...

It kinda remind me of Hans Christian Andersen's woven hearts, las time i saw them at http://haabet.dk/users/julehjerter/figure.html

cpeep said...

Yes, like these!


Sandra said...

Thanks so much.
It´s great.


Meow Opre said...

I was browsing for Halloween Treats and food ideas ! Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day!

Carol said...

Pin away!