Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Crafty candle container

Over at Crafty Cardmakers this week we have a spotlight on containers and fancy envelopes, and I wanted to try something new so I went off in search of a different type of container to make, thinking outside the box as it were lol  A quick google search found a whole zip file of downloadable templates for making all sorts of different boxes, but the one I chose was mysteriously named box_flap_lrg... and it is really simple to make.  It's basically a square of card measured and marked and scored in the right places so that it folds up and makes a lovely box which you can put things in!  Being a bit short of cash this year, most people are going to be getting something handmade and I have got a stock of lovely smelly tealights ready to be gifted, but need to make some boxes to put them in!

Once you have got the card cut from the template and folded, it is really simple to decorate and you could do anything with it really.  In my stock I have some sheets of a silver paper/material which is really shimmery and perfect for using as the base for the decoration of this box.  As anyone who has read my blog will know, I have a love of starburst stains and occasionally I experiment making a new background and then don't use it for a while and this is what happened here.  A while ago I made one using the mayday flowers set and it sat in my paper storage paper looking for a home, and with the addition of some snowflakes stamped onto it and cut to size to fit the flaps on the top of the box, I found the perfect home for it.

I punched some holes in and put some matching eyelets into the centre corners of the flaps and tied the whole thing together with some pale blue ribbon and adorned the tips with some snowflakes punched from the leftover card.

So what is inside?  4 ice blue tealights which have a lovely ocean breeze scent, but you could really use it to put anything in!  Money, chocolates, jewellery :-)

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Caardvarks - Giftcards/Money Holders
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - A Time for Giving


  1. what a great idea - such a pretty little box
    Lisa ;)

  2. A lovely idea! Looks so pretty too - a fabulous gift.

  3. This is such a wonderful idea!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  4. This looks like a really useful box, wouldn't mind the template myself, lol. Love those starburst stains too. xx

  5. This is a beautiful package!
    Thanks for sharing in our challenge at CCC this time!

  6. Very impressed you made that paper yourself. I don't do the messy stuff like starburst stains but must admit it looks very effective. Great little packaging idea.

    Lots of love

    Mandy xxx

  7. Wow beautiful papers and wonderful project. Thanks so much for joining us at the creative card crew!