I enjoy the glow of burning candles! (And I absolutely love the smell when you blow them out!) Candles are a symbol of hospitality and I think they make a great hostess gift. Today’s project is a beautiful box to gift some candles.
The box holds 4 10″ dinner candles.
I CASEd this idea from the amazing Sam Hammond (Pootles.com). She is so talented and an absolute joy to listen to (Love her British accent!). You can watch her video below.
We don’t have “standard” size candles in the US so I had to adjust the dimensions to fit my 10″ candles.
I started with a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and cut 2 7/8 from one side so it measures 12 x 9 1/8. With the long (12 inch) side across the top, score at 7/8 and 11 1/8. Score along the short side at 7/8, 4 1/8, 5, 8 1/4.
I followed Sam’s directions for cutting and assembling the box. *You need to use a strong adhesive (Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue) on the 6 notched pieces.
I adjusted the layers on the top of my boxes to fit my measurements. The top layers measure 9 3/4 x 2 3/4 and 9 1/2 x 2 1/2. The Star of Light Stamp set is perfect for this box. I love to heat emboss and it was fun to try out the different color combinations. I used silver embossing powder on navy and purple, gold on green, and white on red. These boxes are so quick & easy to make which worked out great for me because I need several hostess gifts! Here’s a look at each of the different color combinations I made.
This Whisper White box has silver foil and Perfect Plum layers on top with silver embossing. This box holds 3 purple and 1 pink candle for a coworker who bought a new advent wreath and needed some candles. (Purple candles are not always easy to find so I stock up when I find them.)
Next is my red and white box with white embossed layers. I put red and white candles wrapped in white organza ribbon inside. I have good news…Stampin’ Up! brought back the white organza ribbon! I love this ribbon as it is so easy to sponge in different colors. (Click HERE to see one of my first blog posts showcasing this technique.) The ribbon will be available in the new Occasions Catalog Jan. 3rd. Yea!!!
I love the green and very vanilla with gold embossing on this box. (The photo does not do it justice!) There are vanilla candles inside.
Navy and white are classic and so elegant with the silver embossing and Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.
I really like these boxes and would be thrilled to receive any one of them as a gift! Which candle box is your favorite?
Here’s a fun fact…Did you know the practice of placing lighted candles in the windows at Christmas was brought to America by the Irish? The historical background of this custom is quite interesting.
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Have a wonderful day! I am away this weekend with some of my stamping friends (aka The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps LOL ). I love getting together with these gals! There is always lots of fun, laughter, food, and sharing great ideas!
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