Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Just a fun make.  After eight mint holder.  Very simple you need an A4 sheet of card, using your score board on its inches side.  It's now a bit photo heavy and and great light all wrong.

Place your card so 

Score at 1/2ins, 3ins and 31/2 ins

Turn your card and score at 21/2 ins,5 ins, and 71/4 ins

Cut away the extra leavening you this shape 

Fold these bits and crease with bone folder

Bottom flap crease and fold glue the side flaps to the bottom fold. (A little pocket. )
Crease and fold top flap add to small foam pads so once you have put your after eight mint in use them to keep flap closed. 

Not the best instruction sorry but will give you the general idea. 

I have decided to make loads of these and take them with the Christmas goodies up to the chemo unit so they can give everyone one on the week running up to Christmas, I know not everyone likes or can eat the chocolate, but it's the thought that counts. 
So I will be busy. 

Hazel xxx


  1. Lovely little packets Hazel and what gorgeous paper you've used, Kate x

  2. They look great Hazel and deffo, thought that counts, xxx

  3. A fabulous idea Hazel and actually jazz up an after eight perfectly xx

  4. A super idea Hazel and a lovely little Christmas treat.

    Hugs Erika. x

  5. A super idea Hazel and a lovely little Christmas treat.

    Hugs Erika. x

  6. A very nice idea and I am sure the staff etc. will love them.
    Hazel c uk

  7. Hi Hazel
    Very thoughtful indeed as I would have been a lazy mare and just took a box up for people to help themselves lol!........actually, that's a lie as a box of After Eights wouldn't have made it out of this house in one piece lol!
    Great instructions too.
    Ang x

  8. Great idea-what a lovely gift.


  9. Thanks for adding in the tutorial. The way you've shown it, doesn't look like it would be real difficult. The pretty papers that you use make these little treat containers look so very elegant. How clever of you to find these nifty things to make for your craft shows! Generous of you to contribute your expertise, time & supplies for this kind of effort. TFS & Hugs (I'm with Mrs. Duck...I would have been a lazy mare too!)

  10. Fantastic idea Hazel, lovely treats for everyone, perfect.
    Pam x

  11. yummy looking makes Hazel xx

  12. Hi Hazel,
    what a super make, and a wonderful tutorial too.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial.
    Must have a go at this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Love this idea Sis, the patients will appreciate those better than just delving into the box!!!
    Patricia X

  14. Hi Hazel, brilliant !!! Thanks for the instructions. I am in the process of making little notepads and calendar thingies !!! Janice xx

  15. Hazel,
    This is brilliant. I am going to copy your instructions and will make some for the Christmas table. I may have to make them slightly larger though, as one is never enough for my family!!! Thank you.
    Maureen xxx

  16. Hazel what a fantastic idea for the patients to get an individual After Eight to have whenever they want one you are so thoughtful.
    They will be good to put out after a meal with coffee too, especially for those slimmers trying to be good through the Christmas period as they will not be tempted to have two or even three! I know in our house if I put the box out when the family are all here I never have any to put away, they will be in for a shock this year one each! Our diabetic SIL is the worst for taking them so it will help him.
    Thank you for another great idea and tutorial.
    Margaret xxx

  17. Hello Hazel, these look great and thank you for the very clear tutorial! I will be having a go at this - one in our house may not be enough! Oh dear!
    Production line needed!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xxx

  18. Hi hazel.
    Omg how cool are those!!!! Great idea mind u if end up eating them before they got to the packet!! Lol xx

  19. Hi Hazel brilliant idea & so cute will give them a go thanks for the tutorial sorry on catch up.
    Hug's Lynda