Pootles Advent Countdown #4 Tiny Tree Treats Tutorial

Pootles Advent Countdown #4 Tiny Tree Treats Tutorial

Pootles Advent Countdown #4 Tiny Tree Treats Tutorial Collection

Oooo, please tell me that I’m not the only person who decorates their tree with tiny little treats?  As a child, it was chocolate coins (that always got forgotten until the tree came down – a tradition we now have…) or tiny wrapped chocolate treats that if they got too close to the lights would melt into a mess.

Ah yes, fond memories…

I don’t put foil wrapped treats on the trees anymore, and haven’t for some time. But I do like to add little wrapped treats like these. I don’t put them all out in one go. I add them every now and again, always enough for the 4 boys and rarely more than one at a time.  They never know when a treat is getting added to the tree. And to be honest, neither do I!

But they love it. We all do!

It’s a little bit of fun when small children can get so over excited, they don’t quite know what to do with themselves….!

Pootles Advent Countdown #4 Tiny Tree Treats Tutorial

So my tiny treat today is a super mini sour cream container shape. I’ve used 3×3″ paper, but you can use any size you like to make yours. I went with super small to start to get the super small treat shape!

Oh and enjoy the fumbliness of the fine tipped glue escapades and the Tear and Tape… I’m not known for my dexterity with adhesive….

S xx


Products used and showcased

Silver Cording Trim, Merry Moments DSP Stack, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Oh What Fun stamp set, Basics Rhinestones, Sequins, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Tear and Tape

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Sam Donald

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  1. Love, love, love to decorate the xmas tree with small decorations, too ! These can be filled with treats for all the good and naughty kids 😉

  2. I always loved the sour cream containers, but never made them this small. Cute. Can I give you a little tip? If you struggle to pick up tiny pieces – like the stars – you can dip the end of a cocktail stick in a tiny bit of Tombow glue. Let it dry. It has then enough “stickiness” to pick up tiny pieces. No need for a special tool.
    Love from Scotland,

  3. I think these could be good as tags for packages, too.

  4. Suzanne Timmons says:

    Sam, I’ve been a huge fan for years. However, that green paper is NOT of SNOWMEN!!! They are little ornaments. In fact, in the UK, I believe you guys call them baubles, if I’m not mistaken. At first, I was incredibly confused as to which snowmen you were referring to, as you said it numerous times. I then realized you thought those were snowmen. Just letting you know. Again, I absolutely LOVE all your projects, and I think these would make an excellent addition to any Christmas tree! Great job, Sam!

  5. I would love to have had this tradition for my children but they are grown now.
    But, no I have not heard of treats being hung on the Christmas tree before I started reading your blog last year!

  6. Annie Jasper says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to get home tonight to make these! I even have the stamp set! Sam is that glue refillable?

  7. Very sweet little tree pouches!!

  8. Hehe, I don’t even bother to hang ornaments on the tree. I just hang all sorts of treat boxes and candy so that I don’t have to bother with storing ornaments. After the kids go through the tree come Christmas, the tree is the only thing I need to take down! Your triangle treat boxes were the crowd favorite last year

  9. Great job as ever Sam!!!
    Was going to ask if you got your new glasses though!!!

  10. Julie Coster says:

    Hi Sam, Love your tutorials – beautiful crafts with humour ! Love it ! You might like a tip I found recently to make your own pick-up tool. Use a wooden toothpick or skewer. Cut off the pointy bit and add a blob of Tombow to the end. Leave to dry – and voila – you have you pick up tool. Looking forward to the rest of the advent countdown. Julie x

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