Monday, January 31, 2011

Candle Box Tutorial

I was visiting my favorite Bath and Body Works last week when I stumbled across these little candles. My first thought was, those look like SU colors. Then, I thought "And I bet the would fit inside a 1 3/4" circle punch!" Yea, I know, I'm a little crazy. This is how I think these days! The best part was that they were 3/$5. So I scooped some up and brought them home!

I came up with a cute little box to hold them!

They were too big for the circle punch, but perfect for the scallop punch!

So, I came up with a tutorial because I knew you would want to know how to make them! And, they are super simple!

You will need:

CS 6 1/2" X 10 3/4"

CS 3" X 5"

Pattern Paper

Pom Pom Trim (or whatever you have)

Score Tool

Large Scallop Punch

Scallop Edge Punch

Sticky Strip

Stamps I used: Bring on the Cake, Build a Cupcake
Ink I used: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo

Score your large CS piece:

Long side- 1 3/4", 4 3/4", 6 1/2", 9 1/2"

Short Side- 1 3/4", 4 3/4"

Fold all the lines so you have crisp edges. Cut off the pieces as shown above. The end on the right is the side with the 1 1/4" edge.

Snip the fold lines up to the other fold line as shown above.

Fold up the sides and adhere with sticky strip.

Once you have folded the sides up, this is what it will look like.

Score your smaller piece of CS at 1" and 4 ". Make some tick marks to show the middle points so you can line up your punch.

Using the large Scallop Circle Punch, punch out a center circle.

Fold the sides down so that it looks like a little table. place Sticky Strip on the side pieces.

Slide it down into your box.

Cut a piece of DSP 2 7/8" X 2 7/8". Also, cut two pieces of DSP 3"X 1". Scallop on long side of the two smaller pieces and fold in half.

Adhere your smaller pieces to the inside of the lid. These will be hanging over the edge when the box is closed. Adhere the other piece on top of these to make the inside look pretty. I also stamped a sentiment, punched it out and placed it here.

Decorate the outside with DSP. I also placed a scalloped piece on the bottom edge of the lid. I also place this fun pom pom trim to cover up the edge.

Decorate your lid! Tie a ribbon around the box to keep it closed. You could also use Velcro or a glue dot here if you didn't want to use ribbon.

And there you have it! The possibilities are endless! There are many choices when it comes to the candles. You could decorate your box according to the candle's flavor. I thought these would make nice coworker gifts, party favors, or maybe even hold a small cupcake!

Here are some of the ones I made! I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.

This candle was Mojito flavor so I had to use this cute little drink glass!

The cupcake punch and the new birthday set called Bring on the Cake, are also perfect for the candles!

So, run over to BBW! Scoop up some of their new candles and then make sure you come back here and show me what you come up with! Have fun!


carmoosh said...

such a great idea! love the colors :-)

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

These boxes are adorable! Love your colors, great job!!!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

Suvenkorento said...

Boxes are pretty, colours are so yummy.

You do know, it is not safe to light a candle inside the paperbox? I think you should have mentioned that, it's relevant.

Kimmarie Baker said...

Super Adorable!!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Super adorable box!! I will have to go look for those candles. Thank you so much for putting this together for us!!

Leanne said...

Thanks Erica for a great tutorial, I made one too, it is on my blog. Thanks again, you rock!


Stacey said...

LOVE love LOVE it!

I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back!

Cat said...

What a great tutorial! Your gift boxes are Fab! TFS

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Awesome tutorial, definitely going to have to try this!!

Miss Jaster said...

Such a great idea!

Linda . J said...

Great tutorial and thank you, great colours too,
Hugs Linda said...

How adorable! I just love the Mojito one!

Deanne :)

Tim Barnett said...

How adorable! I just love the Mojito one! Deanne :)