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Monday, December 14, 2009

Ho Ho Ho Chocolate Candy Box!

It's getting closer and closer to Christmas and there are still a lot of things I want to make and show you!!

I LOVE altering boxes and making giving the simple things a better look!

I took the Stampin' Up! "Matchbox" Sizzix die and made this cute Santa holder box. It is a lot cuter than the original box they came in. I should have taken a photo of it before it went out in the trash but I forgot. But it was a long box and each Santa was placed in a plastic form. They were each anywhere from 1/2" to 3/4" apart from each other too. Unless you have HUGE stockings it couldn't be considered a stocking stuffer.

SO I ran a piece of "Merry Moments" decorative paper through the die and for the cover I ran a piece of clear acetate through. I assembled it and found it to be too deep for the three Santas. I built up a platform for them to sit on. It worked but it sagged in the middle so I made another one out of a piece of cereal box. Then I put the first one I made on top of it. In doing this I realized that the bottom could hold three Santas as well. SO this little box holds six Santas and now it's a PERFECT stocking stuffer.

And to finish it off I took a piece of black card stock 3/8" wide and made a belly band for it. But the belly band wasn't enough I wanted to make it more of a Santa Theme so I added a piece of More Mustard card stock and made it look like a buckle. Now it was a Santa box for sure!!!

The little insert measures 3-3/8" and is scored on each end at 3/8". It fits inside the box perfectly and now it's ready for that special Christmas stocking!!!

You are more than welcome to copy my ideas here but if you do please give credit where credit is due and add a link on your post back to my blog. Thank you.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Diane said...

Oh my goodness,that is so cute!!!
I love all your projects,you are so creative Wanda!

Unknown said...

Love it!

Jeannie said...

Love what you did with the box! I'm going to replicate that for my kids -- they'll love it too! TFS!