Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine Treat Box

Valentine Candy Box

This Valentine Candy Box that is rather easy to make
and you can even mail them out to your friends.
Here are the directions, and I hope you enjoy making these...
you won't stop at one!

The items that you will need:

One - 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of cardstock, One - 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock,
a stylus or something to be able to score your cardstock, a ruler,
a big brad for the closure,
some embellishments for the outside of the box and some candy to put inside.

First, take your 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of cardstock and score with your stylus at 15/16" at each side.

Now take your ruler and at each corner,
from the score line diagonally to the corner edge of the cardstock, score.

It will look like this:

Now take the 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" cardstock:

and make score lines at 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" from one side to the next.

Now fold at all of the score lines.

The larger end flap is the bottom...

Now take your first piece of cardstock and fold two of the edges in,
and blue the top and bottom as below.

Now place this into the second piece of cardstock while centering
and making sure that the score (fold) lines line up.

Remember, the flap that is shorter is the top.

Now you have to glue the parts shown below.

Like I have done here:

Now fold in and adhere.

Now when you pop it up, it makes a box.

See? Told you it was easy!
Ok, now on to the closure...
Take a needle tool to punch a hole in the middle of the bottom like this:

Then pop your brad through and close it in.

Now take the top and place the flap under the top of the brad.

Now that the box is made, we can embellish it.
This is what I did, I just cut a piece of patterned paper to fit the top,
stamped a little saying and had a glittery sticker to place in the corner.

I hope you try making these, they really are easy and fun.
I'd love to know if you create any.

Enjoy and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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