I cannot wait to show you how to make a candy box in 6 simple steps and then follow it up with some box decoration ideas and yummy recipes! I am addicted to making these easy yet adorable homemade boxes and you may be too when you see just how easy it is. This is my go to teacher gift this year since my daughter is in junior high and has many teachers that we would like to thank for all their wonderful lessons and support this year. This is also a perfect gift for all holidays, hostesses, birthdays, thinking of yous, and thank yous so lets get started...
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For the bottom of the box cut a 9" square and draw a line from each corner to corner on the wrong/back side of the paper. (For the top of the box, use a 9 1/2" square) It is nice to use a medium to heavy weight paper, especially for the bottom so that your box is sturdy.
Fold each corner to the center of the paper and crease firmly with your finger nail.
With all corners still folded to the center, fold it in half and crease firmly, then undo just that fold and fold it in half on the other side and crease firmly.
Undo all folds and your paper should look like the picture above. Then make a cut 2 creases in on both sides of corners opposite of one another as seen above.
Fold in one of the uncut corner to the middle and fold up the sides, then repeat on other side.
Fold in the small sides to secure your previous folds and you are finished with the bottom of the box. You may want to secure with a piece of tape on the bottom middle of the box. You can also cut a 3" piece of paper to create a liner for your candy box (shown below). Now just repeat the steps with a 9 1/2" square to create the top of the candy box.
Step 7: MORE OPTIONS...Make a Taller Bottom With Contrasting Paper
This option came about when my mom said, "Wouldn't it be nice if you could see the cute paper on the bottom of the box?" So I fiddled around a little and made some alterations that worked:) To view that step be step option just go to...
Step 8: DECORATE YOUR SNOWMAN BOX LIKE a SNOWMAN
To view snowman lid tutorial, just bip on over to Joyful Daisy at...
Step 9: DECORATE YOUR BOX WITH CONVERSATION HEARTS
I had so much fun with conversation hearts this Valentine's Day. To view step by step tutorial on this box just go to...
For a nice little gift, fill it with LEMON, CHERRY, BLUEBERRY, and PEACH CAKE BALLS! They are nice and easy but oh so cute and yummy:) Find RECIPE at...
Step 10: GRINCH CAKE BALLS FOR YOUR HANDMADE GIFT BOXES
Lastly, here is the link, in case you would like to fill your box with some delightful Grinchy treats...
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