These cute Christmas themed Ghirardelli Chocolate matchbook treat holders are simply adorable and easy to make for coworkers or class holiday parties.
My youngest daughter is in her last year of middle school, so she is well past the age of classroom holiday parties – which is kind of bittersweet because I always loved making little treats to send in for all her classmates. Fortunately though, my daughter and her friends like to exchange little treats for Christmas. So she and I have great fun putting something together for them each year. I love it that my girls are now old enough to craft with me!
These Ghirardelli chocolate matchbook treat holders are what my daughter is passing out to her friends this year. We made them with the Smitten Mittens stamp set and coordinating Many Mittens die set. And remember, if you buy the stamp set and die set as a bundle, you can save 10%!
So let’s learn how to make them!
Christmas Matchbook Treat Holder Supplies
Smitten Mittens Stamp SetMany Mittens Framelits DiesBetter Together Stamp SetStitched Shapes Framelits DiesGhirardelli Chocolate SquaresCherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched RibbonStampin’ DimensionalsCardstock in Crumb Cake and Whisper WhiteInk in Real Red and Garden Green
Smitten Mittens Matchbook Treat Holder Instructions
- Cut a piece of Crumb Cardstock that is 2-1/4″ x 8″.
- Place the long edge of the cardstock strip along the top of the score board. Score at 2″ and 5-1/2″. Fold inward along both score lines to form the matchbook.
- Cut a piece of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (I used the green horehound pattern) to 2″ x 1-3/4″. Cut another piece of the same patterned paper to 2″ x 2-1/4″.
- Using Real Red ink, stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Better Together stamp set on the inside of the top flap (the top section is slightly bigger).
- Using Garden Green ink, stamp the many merry moments sentiment from the Smitten Mittens stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
- Using Real Red ink, stamp the left and right small mittens from the Smitten Mittens stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.
- Use the 1-7/8″ circle from the Stitched Shapes die set to cut out the sentiment.
- Use the small mittens dies from the Many Mittens die set to cut out the stamped mittens.
- Working on the side opposite the stamping, adhere the Designer Series Paper rectangles to the top and bottom flaps. The slightly larger piece goes on the top.
- Adhere the circle with the sentiment to the top flap.
- Tie a small bow using the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon. Trim the ends. Use a mini glue dot to adhere the bow to the top of the circle.
- Add a Stampin Dimensional to the bottom (end with the cuff) of each of the mitten die cuts.
- Fold the bottom flap in and then the top flap. Adhere the small mittens to the bottom flap so that they catch the top flap and hold it closed. This lets you open and close the matchbook treat holder.
- Add 4 mini glue dots to the back of a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square and stick it on the inside of your treat holder. Slip the top flap behind the mittens to keep it closed.
Pin this Chocolate Square Matchbook Treat Holder for later:
If you missed any of the other Smitten Mittens projects, you can check them out at the links below.
- Christmas Gatefold Card
- 3 Mitten Gift Tag Ideas
- Mitten Gift Card Holder
- Christmas Mini Pizza Box Hot Cocoa Favor
These mitten matchbook treat holders are great to make for your kids to hand out to friends at school this holiday season. You could also hand them out at work or church to spread a little Christmas cheer. So tell me… do you hand out little treats during the holiday season? What do you usually make?