Monday, January 31, 2011

Candle Box Tutorial

Today I have a great tutorial for you that is being featured on The Pink Elephant! I thought I would share it here for you as well!

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!

16 comments:

  1. This is super adorable! Will have to give it a try. Thanks! :)

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  2. Hi Erica, this is sooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! TFS and I will try to make one as well, hopefully it will come close to your creation....LOVE IT!!!!

    love
    Jannie

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  3. Love this. Super cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Woweee! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial for these absolutely amazing boxes. They are just perfect :D

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  5. So adorable! What a great little gift!

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  6. I love these, the are adorable and would make such a perfect gift. I'm going the head to my local bath and body tomorrow to pick some of these up-hope they have them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Awesome tutorial! I just bought some of these candles so I made one today. Directions were easy to follow! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  8. these are too cute, thanks for sharing such a fab idea!! :) now off to start scoring!

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  9. I got some of these the other day for the teachers, maybe I will try to make these too!! Thanks for sharing, these are adorable!

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  10. Super cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  11. Erica, these are just fabulous! Can't wait to try it out! I just picked up some of these candles the other day. :) Thank you so much for sharing your great box projects and awesome tutorials. They are so much fun!! Have a happy day! :)

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  12. Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial :)
    Maria
    PS - found you through Anne Marie!

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  13. I just subscribed to your blog. I can't believe I have been missing your beautiful ideas. I love Love LOVE this Candle Box! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!!

    Faye

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  14. Can't wait to try this! These are just fabulous! Would love to try this in my next class.

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  15. I love this. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your idea. Here we provide online candle boxes in cheap rates.

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