I bought some lovely sparkly tealight candles from good old Marks & Spencers recently. Not only do they look lovely but they also smell amazing; they are Mandarin Clove & Cinnamon. As soon as I saw them I thought they’d be nice to make boxes for and sell at my Christmas craft fairs.
I was thinking of a pizza style box and did a quick search of Pinterest for some ideas and found that the amazing Linda Parker of www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk had already done the hard work for me, way back in 2015. So I used Linda’s dimensions but made mine a Christmassy version…
I used a piece of Real Red card measuring 10 x 6 & 1/8th inches and followed Linda’s YouTube video to make the box. It’s such a super sturdy box as the sides are reinforced. The only thing I did differently was to add the Tear & Tape to all the necessary panels before I started to construct the box. Clearly Linda’s fingers are more nimble than mine, lol.
I added some All Is Bright designer series paper and stamped the sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card. I thought it looked a little stark so also inked the edges once I’d cut it out using Layering Circles dies. I used the same set of dies to cut the scalloped circle from Gold Foil card.
As with Linda’s example, I added a little loop of ribbon under the DSP to help open the box. I used Real Red solid 1/8th inch ribbon. The final touch was to add one of the All Is Bright paper clips to the sentiment.
My craft room smells amazing and none of the candles have been lit! Can’t wait to try them out soon.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and Linda’s very helpful video tutorial.
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