Last month, I made some Halloween treats that were very similar to these. They were a huge hit at my vendor event, so I made some again this month with Christmas themed paper! I really love these little boxes. They are the perfect size for small gifts and favors! This month, I used three different Designer Series Papers, so that I had a nice selection. I used Be Merry, Year of Cheer, and Quilted Christmas papers.
For the candy, I was able to fit six Ghiardelli chocolate squares or fifteen Hershey kisses in each. I then cut a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP and wrapped it around the box. I secured it on the bottom with Fast Fuse Adhesive. I find Fast Fuse works best on 3D projects, as it has a super strong hold! Also, adhering the paper on the bottom of the box has two benefits: you don’t see where the paper is adhered and the weight of the filled box helps to keep the paper flat and together. Once the boxes were filled and wrapped, I used the Bow Builder punch to make the bows for the tops, using a coordinating pattern from each package. Here’s a short video that shows how easy it is to use the Bow Builder punch:
Once the bows were completed, I secured the bows to the tops using two Mini Glue Dots each, and then stamped and punched the tags in coordinating colors. The “For You” sentiment is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set, and the tiny tags were cut using the Wood Crate Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.
Just a note about using 6 x 6 DSP for this project: in order to use the smaller sized DSP, you need to cut two strips and then adhere them together before wrapping them around the boxes. This causes a visible seam where the two pieces meet. I folded the strip at the seam, and placed the seam along the back, bottom edge of the box. I find that this is the best place to put it, as it’s the least noticeable! I do find it’s easier to use 12 x 12 DSP to make these, as you don’t have to worry about a seam, but when you have really cute 6 x 6 paper, this is a way to still be able to use it, even if it’s a little more work! Here’s a picture of where I placed the seam (again, this is along the back, bottom edge of the box):
These are so fun and easy to make, and people LOVE them! Hope you do too!
Thanks for visiting today! Let me know if you have any questions!