Frankie and Friends Sweet Treat Holder
Hello, Simple Stories friends! Shellye here today with a sweet treat holder using the brand new "Frankie & Friends" Collection. I found this idea for a cat-shaped treat holder using a paper plate on Pinterest and adapted it by using patterned paper instead!
The great thing is that you can make these in any size up to (almost) 12" in diameter. If you need to make several for a class project, just use a smaller circle. I used a dinner plate for my cat, which measures about 10" round. After tracing and cutting out, I placed the plate back onto the circle so that it covered just the top edge. I cut around the plate to create the crescent shape and the area that will be open for treats. Next, make a matching back panel by tracing around the design and cutting out.
For the ears, I cut triangle shapes and curved them a bit to follow the contour of the cat's head. I machine-stitched them in place, but faux stitched would also work nicely. This is all of the machine-stitching that I had planned for the front of the cat's face, so next I machine stitched the back panel to the front by using a zig-zag stitch around the perimeter...just be sure to leave the opening at the top!
For the hanger, I used a heavy-gauged wire and strung it through two small holes that were made on each side of the ear. I cut one of the 4X12 Page Elements down to roughly 3X12 and attached it to the top of the wire. To do so, I left a margin to the left (by the "happy") and wrapped it around the wire and then glued in place. The chipboard spider was added to the center of the bow with fabric glue.
There are so many ways that you can choose to decorate the cat's face! I decided to go ahead and add the mouth by drawing it with a black marker, but it looks very adorable without it. I used two different round punches to create the layered eyes and then two large black enamel dots for the centers. The whiskers were made from small strips of black cardsock that I curled at the ends. Pink chalk was used for blushing the cheeks.
Again, use a 6" circle template to make-up smaller versions...perfect to give to your favorite 'lil trick-or-treaters!
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