I’m finally back to show you another gift I made before Christmas.   It is an “after dinner mint” dispenser.


Please excuse the crooked stamping of the sentiment, just try to imagine that you stamped it correctly. 🙂


  • 1 x sheet of cream card
  • 1 x sheet of maroon card
  • 2 x sheets of coordinating pattern paper
  • 1 piece of ribbon
  • double-sided tape
  • glue
  • trinket
  • flower


  • Cut one piece of cream card  26 cm x 16 cm
  • Score the card along the long side at 6 cm, 12 cm, 18 cm and 24 cm
  • Turn the card and score at 15 cm
  • Cut out the 2 cm x 1 cm corner along the score lines
  • On the second panel cut out a 6 cm x 2 cm rectangle
  • See the photo below –


  • Cut 1 piece of cream card 8.25 x 8.25 cm for the lid
  • Score each side at 1 cm
  • Diagonally cut each corner and snip one crease of each corner


  • Cut 3 pieces of maroon card 5.5 x 14.5 cm and 1 piece 5.5 x 13.5 cm
  • Cut 4 pieces of pattern paper 5 x 7 cm and 4 pieces of contrasting paper 5 x 7 cm


  • Cut 1 piece maroon card 5.5 x 5.5 cm for the lid
  • Cut 1 piece pattern paper 5 x 5 cm
  • Cut 4 pieces coordinating paper 6 x .75cm


  • Adhere maroon card and pattern papers to cream card and to the lid


  • Using ds tape and glue (where necessary) form the body of the dispenser and lid
  • Adhere the ribbon around the joining at the front (add sentiment panel to cover the join)
  • Cut 2 pieces of cream card 6 x 7 cm and adhere to the inside and outside of the bottom of the dispenser
  • Decorate as desired.  (I attached a snowman trinket with cream thread and made 2 rosettes to add to the lid)


Add some “after dinner mints” or if you prefer some foil covered tea bags (you might have to check sizes as different brands might differ).

Once again here is the finished project.


Bye for now,