Saturday, October 29, 2011

Candy box tutorial

These candy boxes are so fun to make. I have made them for my kids to give as gifts to their friends, and I have made them as party favors. Here's how you make them.

I found the pattern for the candy box online. Click link for pattern CANDY BOX
The dashed lines are scored and folded. The size of the paper is on the pattern. The dark circles are holes punched in the cardstock like this.

Then you place glue on the edge and glue closed like this.
I used scrappy glue, but any strong adhesive would work. You could also use tacky tape.

I form the box and then twist the ends like this.
It works really easy if you have scored the fold lines and punched the circles out.

After you have constructed your box, cut4 pieces of patterned paper 1-5/8 x 4 inches and glue to each side of the box. Fill your box with candy or another small gift and tie the ends closed with ribbon. These don't have to be just for Christmas. You can do them for Halloween, Valentine's Day, Birthdays...anything you want!!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


This week at House of Paper the theme was Gifts and Cards. I chose to do gifts because that is my favorite thing to make.
I found the pattern for this strawberry box and thought it would be a cute thank you gift. I attached a tag that says "Thank you berry much" I enlarged the pattern to 200%. I used Echo Park papers on this one.

For this cute little twist box, I shortened the pattern I found.
I used Bazzill cardstock and some more Echo Park papers.

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