How to Make a Paper Tiki Bar Mini Album or Treat Box

by ScrappyCamperSisters ScrappyCamperSisters

This easy mini album is a cute keepsake for a party using Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Paper Collection and Sizzix Candy Drawer Die.


  • 2 paper straws
  • Sizzix Candy Drawer Die
  • 12x12 inch Mediun weight chipboard
  • Graphic 45 Tropical Travel Ppaer Collection
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1/4 inch WRMK Power punch
  • Sizzix Alterations Fringe Die
  • Scor-Tape or double sided adhesive tape
  • assortment of small flowers
  • Bakers Twine
  • Air Dry Clay
  • Scotch Tacky Glue
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First you want to cut it out of some chipboard, I really like the Sizzix mat board but I currently don't have any so chipboard will do.

    Step 2

    I used the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue for this project, ahhh I can hear the palm trees swaying....

    Step 3

    Next, cut out 3 Tim Holtz Sizzix Fringe pieces, you will also need a paper straw cut into 3" pieces, a piece of chipboard for the bar top (2 1/2 x 2 inches) and some paper to mat the chip board,

    Step 4

    bar top ( 2 pcs. the same size 2 1/2 x 2), roof (3 1/2 x 2 inches) and roof lining 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches). The pole attachments are 1/4 inch x 5 inches and are cut from light weight chip board.

    Step 5

    Cut out paper to mat all sides of the candy box. Fold up box and glue tab in.Can you hear the ocean waves yet?

    Step 6

    Taking the paper for the roof , score it at 3/8 of an inch on three sides and fold those sides down to form a roof , you want to cover it by cutting the fringe down and layering them onto the roof.

    Step 7

    Take the mats for the bar top and punch holes in the paper using the large hole punch on your Crop-o-dile or any 3/16" punch.

    Step 8

    This is so the reinforcement strips which get slid inside the straw then tabbed so it will be able to be adhered to the bar top.

    Step 9

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    Step 12

    Do the same for the roof then mat the bottom of your bar top and adhere to the top of the box

    Step 13

    Step 14

    Put the roof on.

    Step 15

    To make the flower banner: I took Got Prima? flowers and with glue, faced them back to back over a piece of baker's twine. Glue roof to box and adhere flower banner.

    Step 16

    Now you can fill your Tiki Bar mini with tropical candies and I made a little accordian album ( taking a 12 x 2 1/4 inch piece of paper and scoring and folding every 2 1/4 inches.

    Step 17

    There will be 5/8 of an inch left to fold over so it looks like a matchbook) to fit inside so you can record those island memories.

    Step 18

    To make the Beach sign: Take a paper straw, trim down to 3 inches, adhere the beach sign and glue into a lump of Air Dry Clay.

    Step 19

    When clay is dry, paint with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint and sprinkle with Ranger's Rock Candy Distress glitter. When it's dry it looks like sand.

    Step 20

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