I would like to introduce you to my Christmas craft fair number 1 bestseller….
Ok so my blog subject heading gave it away, but it still surprises me just how popular these candle boxes have been this year!
Each one contains a festive scented Yankee votive candle.
I thought some of you might like to see what goes into the making of the boxes, so here goes…
Firstly I cut my card to 8.75 x 6 inches. On the long side I scored at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches. On the short side I scored at 2, 4 and 5.25 inches. Back on the long side I scored at 3 and 7 inches just to the first score line. I used that as a marker to score diagonal lines between the first and second score lines
I used my bone folder to get nice crisp lines.
I then cut the bottom score lines to form the flaps for the base and removed 2 little bits as shown below
The next step was to add the Quilted Christmas designer series paper panels. I used 4 panels that measure 1.75 x 1.75 inches and 2 panels that measure 1.75 x 1 inch
I wanted to include a gift tag with my boxes and made these using the 2 inch circle punch and the 1/8th inch punch. I used retired stamps for mine – oops!
With just a bit of fast fuse adhesive the boxes were ready to assemble
all I needed to do next was add the candle and a bit of bling with Metallic enamel shapes, Gold Sequin trim and a Gold Library Clip
I think the effect is fab and obviously the craft fair customers agreed
If you would like to make your own here are the products I used (with links to my online shop):
- Gold Library Clip
- Gold mini sequin trim
- Metallic enamel shapes
- Quilted Christmas DSP
- Garden Green card
- Real Red card
- Bone folder
- Simply Scored
- 2 inch circle punch
- 1/8th inch circle punch
If you have any questions about this project or any Stampin’ Up! Products please let me know. I’d love to help.