Christmas Candle milk carton box


For the past couple of years I’ve made milk carton style boxes for Yankee votive candles at Christmas time and they’ve been a great hit at craft fairs.  As I’ve got a craft fair today and a few more booked for next month, I’ve designed a few to make for this year.  Here’s the first one…


For this version I used Garden Green card measuring 8.5 x 6 inches.

  • On the long side score at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches.
  • On the short side score at 2, 4 and 5 & 1/4 inches
  • Back on the long side, score at 3 & 7 inches but only from the top to the first horizontal score line
  • Use these 2 short marks to add in diagonal score lines as shown by the yellow lines in the picture below


Cut out the 2 small sections from the thinnest panel, as shown by the black lines in the photo above. Then cut up the vertical lines on each of the bottom panels; this will create your base.

I added panels of All Is Bright designer series paper as shown below…


You’ll need to cut 4 panels that measure 1 & 3/4 inches square plus 2 other panels that measure 1 inch  x 1 & 3/4 inches.  I added some Tear & Tape along the tab.

You assemble the box by adhering the tab to the back of the box, fold in the 2 sides of the base, then the back and finally adhere the front panel of the base.

I then used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the top of the box to thread ribbon through. The Crop-a-dile is one of very few non-Stampin’ Up! tools that I regularly use and only because it punches through 4 layers of card so easily!

For this box I used the silver metallic edge whisper white ribbon and tied it in a double knot after I’d added the candle.

I cut a circle from Real Red card using my Layering Circles framelits then used my Bulb Builder punch on Garden Green card and some silver foil to create the light bulb.

The sentiment is from Making Christmas Bright and I used my Real Red and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write markers to colour the words of the stamp separately and then stamped onto Whisper White card.  I cut out each word with my paper snips and added them and the light bulb to the circle.

I added a few loops of silver metallic thread to the box and then the sentiment circle with  Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final touch was to add a silver metallic pearl.


I love that the name of the candle is the same as the designer series paper!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project.  I’ve listed the Stampin’ Up! product used below.  You can click on any of them to visit my online Stampin’ Up! shop.  I’d be honoured if you choose to shop with me.  You can buy the stamp set and punch I’ve used today as a bundle and you’d save 10% on the cost of buying them separately.

I’ll be back soon with some more of these boxes that are constructed the same way but decorated differently to give you plenty of ideas.  I hope you’ll pop back soon.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

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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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