Hello! Monika from Life With Lovebugs here. Welcome to my first post on the Sizzix blog! I'm so happy to be here and excited to show you my first project. My kids start school in just a few weeks and I'd like to welcome all of the staff, along with my kids' teachers, with something special.
This candy box project took just a few minutes to make and can be filled with delicious treats that everyone can enjoy.
For this project you will need a 12x12" chipboard piece for the box, and (2) pieces of printed paper in coordinating colors for the outside of the candy box and drawer. You will also need the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die Box with Candy Drawer, Extended Cutting Pads, and one of the following Sizzix machines: Big Shot, BIGKick or Vagabond. Additional materials needed are glue (or double sided tape) and scissors for trimming.
I used the Box with Candy Drawer to die cut all 3 pieces from the chipboard using my Sizzix Big Shot. Die cut one box piece from one of the printed papers and one drawer piece with the other printed paper. You don't need to cut an additional square piece for the bottom unless you want that to be covered also.
Next, use the score lines on the box and drawer piece to fold and glue each piece together. You can also use double sided tape, I just prefer glue.
Lastly, glue the two pieces of the drawer together. In order to ensure a secure and even seal from the glue, I placed a book on top until the glue was dry.
Now you have a finished candy box! Well, maybe complete but not quite finished. If you like the natural look you can leave the box as is and wrap it with colored bakers twine or raffia ribbon, then finish with a tag. I personally love color, so I decided to cover the candy box with paper.
I used paper glue to cover the box and drawer individually with the printed paper. Isn't it lovely? The yellow stripes are so cheerful!
Now, you can't leave the box empty. I added just a bit of crinkle paper to give the gift a touch of whimsy. You can also use colored tissue paper, or even confetti.
I was able to fill my candy box with (6) pieces of chocolate, but if the candy is smaller I'm sure you could add more.
Then my finishing touch was a green satin ribbon, not only for aesthetics but also for functionality to prevent the drawer from opening. Or to keep little hands from sneaking chocolate, my daughter has already asked to open the box several times!
What do you think? This project took very little time and I was able to make several in one afternoon to give to all of the staff at my kids' school. I love the way this project turned out and I know that everyone I give a candy box to will also love it!
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll see you next time!
Other Supplies Used:
- (1) piece of 12x12 Chipboard
- (2) pieces of printed paper in coordination colors/prints
- Craft glue (double sided tape can be used also)
- Paper glue