Every so often I get on a vintage kick and go hunting for 1950s holiday cards. Inevitably, I end up not having any ideas for them so they get stored away and forgotten. The nice thing about that is I get to rediscover them later. This charming snowman and I recently became reacquainted and it came to mind that he would make an excellent candy courier. This project extends the vintage inspiration by creating a candy box complete with glitter and gumdrops.
DIY Holiday Candy Box
Approximate time: 1 hour
Materials and Supplies
- Shipping tube cut into a 2 1/4″ piece and a 1″ piece
- Medium weight mat board cut into 2 4″ scalloped circles (template for Cricut Explorer or Handcut)
- Snowman print (4″ template with scalloped border or without border)
- 2 1/4″ strip of gold glitter paper (enough to wrap the circumference of your shipping tube
- White paint
- Glitter glue
Paint the interior of your shipping tube pieces white. Allow to dry.
Apply glue evenly to the back of your glitter paper and adhere to the large shipping tube piece. Trim excess as needed.
Apply glue evenly to one piece of mat board. Apply the snowman cutout – making sure the scalloped edges align.
Cut a slit in the smaller shipping tube piece. Insert the piece inside the larger piece. With a pencil, mark the overlapping material. Trim and glue the two sides together.
Apply glue to one edge of the small shipping tube piece Center and attach it to the bottom side of the snowman piece (top of the box). Allow glue to dry.
Place the large shipping tube over the top piece.
Apply glue to the top of the piece. Center and adhere the second scalloped mat board piece. Allow to dry.
Apply glitter glue to sections of the image. Allow to dry.
Top notch! You just made a holiday candy box.