Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Oct 10, 2010

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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

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halloween treat holder template

halloween treat holder template

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Cut from contrasting paper.

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

halloween treat holder

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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