BLOG CANDY - Christmas Boxes from Sizzix

Christmas decorations are lovely to make - whether you are doing them for the tree, for the Christmas dining room table, or if it's part of your gift wrapping - handmade just looks that bit better.  Sizzix have helped make box making so easy - and they look great.


This little box could be full of chocolates, it may hold a special piece of jewellery - you may just have it empty as part of your Christmas decorations.  You can make them in any colour, decorate them just as you wish, and they are so inexpensive to do.

First cut the box from a piece of card, and re-enforce the score lines

Add adhesive, the instructions show you precisely where the glue needs to go.  I used strong double sided tape, to make sure the box holds together.  And now to decorate.  You can use anything.  For this box I stamped a snowflake stamp, using a Versamark Ink Pad, randomly and allowing the snowflakes to fall off the box.  I then dusted the images over with Mica powder, brushing off the excess.  I love the way the mica catches the light.

Stick the box together, using double sided tape



I then used cosmic shimmer PVA, white pearl, which I dotted around my snowflakes.  I then added glitter swirls - which I got quite carried away with


To finish my Christmas box, I added pretty ribbon


Viola - a Christmas box for any occasion.  

It is Saturday, and although this post is a little late, it's still Blog Candy day - so the very first person to comment on this post will win 10 boxes, cut and ready to decorate.  

Good luck, and have fun.

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