Christmas candle boxes

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):

If you have any questions about this project or any Stampin’ Up! Products please let me know. I’d love to help.

Happy crafting


About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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