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How to make a candy jewelry box.

In this Instructable I'll show you how you can recycle your candy boxes. It's a neat and fun little thing to do and also make a great gift. You can use it to hold money, jewelry, cards, pens, pencils and etc. I called it a jewelry box because I couldn't think of anything else to call it.

Also please excuse a couple of the over exposed pictures. It helped to show the tape. And I know this Instructable isn't much, but it's something I've always wanted to do.
 
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Step 1: Gather materials

First you'll need to gather your materials.

You'll need...

-Two candy boxes. Can generally be any shape and size, but both should be the same.
-Scissors
-Masking tape
-razor blade
-(optional) cool decorative knife


I found the candy at Walgreens. They have a sweet deal on a lot of the old school candy. Three boxes for three bucks. It will also works with boxes as small as Dots.

Step 2: The outside box

Take one of the boxes. Either one it doesn't matter. Open it and empty the contents if you haven't already.

Start by cutting all of the flaps off the front. You may have little bumps where the flap folded. You can cut this off and make it look better if you want.

Next tape the four sides putting the tape half way one one side and folding over the side. After you tape the four sides put a piece of tape on the corner and cut it down the middle (note: cut the tape only). After you cut the tape, fold the rest inside.

Tape the back just for safe keeping. Put one large strip across and then cut diagonally toward the corner (see picture 7) on all four sides. Fold the top and bottom strip over first and then fold the two sides.

The outside box is now finished, so lets move on to the inside.
farzadbayan3 years ago
Nice !
katchas4 years ago
Thanks, now I can teach the kids to recycle when they are sugar highed out,the part about how to get it to fit inside helped! good instructional. 
trayo (author)  katchas4 years ago
 Thanks for viewing!
nice, but i would be done with the candy, before i could make one of these :-|
trayo (author)  !Andrew_Modder!6 years ago
Thanks! I had other candy to keep me away from my beans, but it was super tempting.
lol, good idea.. lol im so bored right now, im reading all my replys out loud in a bill cosby voice hahah..... saaaaad panda
crapflinger6 years ago
another great place to find "old school" candy (and subsequently the boxes) is the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.maststoreonline.com/">Mast General Store</a>...they've got all kinds of old school candy (anyone remember zots?)<br/>
trayo (author)  crapflinger6 years ago
We don't have a Mast here in Bakersfield, but it sounds like a good place. There's this place in Ventura that has a bunch of old school toys and they have some good candy.
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