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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gift Box Project

It's that time of year for making goodies to give to all those special people in your life.  My daughter usually makes candy for the holidays but this year she's been a bit behind on things.  SOOOOOOOOOOOOO since I'm not working I took on that project.  I have been making cookies too, and have 10 different types in the freezer, which I will cook next week and then on to giving them all away.  I am making a bunch of different kinds of chocolate candies....some peanut butter cups, chocolate cherries, truffles of many types, mint and peppermint barks, maple nut chocolate (my favorite) and whatever else I can think of.  :-)  It's really nice this year because I don't have to try and do it all in one weekend.  I've been doing the cookie doughs since last week.
Well anyway back to the box.   My friend Patsy had asked me to help her make a box to put some candy kisses in so I made some of those but they are very small and would only hold maybe 4 kisses.  I'll share those and instruction in January.
For this box I started with 2-  8.5x11 piece of card stock and cut  one piece to 7.5 x 7.5.  The second piece I just added 1/8 " to two sides. 

I then scored each piece at 1 1/2 inches on all 4 sides. (you can score at any size this makes the depth of the box.   Then cut 2 ends (opposite) to the first score line and you will have this..
Tuck the short pieces inside and glue.  This makes your box bottom.
Next if you have a nestabilities die you can use it on the top.  This box top was really to large for the Cuttlebug so this is what I did.
Boy you can see that I really use my machine.  The plate is all smoodged up  but I have a good set of plates when I am just embossing.  ;-)   Then when you take out the nestie you have this.
Now you can cut the sides so you can form the top...but before you do take a piece of clear plastic, I cut a baggie and then glue it to the top on the inside, that will give you the clear window to see inside.  I cut out some snow flakes with another die and wala A Pretty Little Box to put Christmas candy or cookies in.
I made candy yesterday and thought I just put some in the box so you could see.  These are peanut butter cups and apricots dipped in chocolate.  You can get more in but this was just to show you.  The cover on has a bad glare but I'll post it anyway.
Now here it is with some cookies.  The box would fit about 10-12 cookies but I only had four left.  ;-)

Here's a different one I made, this one is oblong, You can make the box any size you want just remember to make the top 1/8 inch bigger on 2 sides.  I made the tag that is on this box.  Just nesties and stickers.  I wrote the to and from with red SU marker.
I need to finishing gluing the sides you can see they are sticking out a bit.
If you look close you can see the measurements in pencil on the bottom of the box.

So there you have it.  Now back to making these for my daughter.  She told me she needs 17 by Thursday night, and I'll be gone most of tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful evening and Remember to Find the Time to Do ALL the things YOU love.


The Country Rose said...

Awesome boxes Donna!!!! Very nice presentation for home baked goodies!


The Country Rose said...

I have a request :D. Can you please post on your blog how to make fudge? I don't mean the recipe itself, but how to make sure it comes out like fudge instead of like taffy :). Thanks!


Sonya said...

LOVE the boxes!

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