Skip to main content

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.

Tune in to Hochanda every day 24/7 for lots of fun and crafty demonstrations! Watch our programmes live >

You can also tune into Hochanda on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817.


  1. These are fabulous. Nancyd xx

    1. Well done Nancy, if you send us a message on the Hochanda Facebook page, with your address, we will get those in the post for you. Thank you for joining in :)

  2. Oh well never mind I am the 2nd person, I love making boxes and these are so useful, you can easily make batches of these and keep them flat packed so to speak. Thank you Hochanda for bringing us such gorgeous goodies.

    I now have to do my ironing and then I will be getting ready to see the lovely Barbara Gray later today, yippee what a lot to look forward to this Sunday.

    I hope and pray that everyone who has, and are still suffering because of this terrible weather are safe and well.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

    1. oww, so close June!! I'm so pleased you managed to get all the jobs done and settle down to watch the wonderful Barbara. And we completely second your sentiments and prayers, and hope everyone manages to stay safe in the floods xx

  3. I seem to be the third person :) oh well best to leave a message as I think these are great fun. Love all the shows

    Got the recorder set for today, with Barbara Gray

    Crafty hugs Pen x

    1. Almost Pen! Thank you for leaving your message anyway, and we're so pleased you are enjoying the shows. Thank you for joining in :) xx

  4. Truly Tremendous Thank You For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam x
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

    1. Thank you so much Sam, that's lovely of you. They are fun as well - especially if they are filled with goodies :) Have a lovely day xx

  5. I love making this design, infact that is what the neighbours are getting with a couple oc choccys in !!!! with their cards. xxx

  6. Would love to join your blog but no members button, I follow no FB though. xx


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Debbie Shore's Threaders Project 4: Japanese Knot Bag

This stunning bag is actually very simple to make, and can be made as large or as small as you like! Try making it up in different fabrics, denim, faux leather or even silk, which would look lovely when embroidered as an evening bag! Use a 1.4” seam allowance.

Materials needed: 
• 2 pieces of patterned fabric measuring 19” x 25” 
• 2 pieces of lining fabric measuring 19” x 25” 
• 2 pieces of fusible fleece measuring the same

1: Cut a curve around the bottom edge of each piece of fabric and fleece.

2. Turn one of the patterned pieces to the wrong side and draw a line each side, from the top, 4” from the side and 12” from the top. Using a 12” circle template, join the lines to make a curve.

3. With the patterned fabrics right sides together, cut around the curved line. You’ll see two handles forming. Measure 8” from the top of one of the handles and cut across.

4. Measure 10” from the bottom of each section on the bag and make a mark on either side.

5. Sew the two outer and two lining section…

Debbie Shore’s Threaders Project 2: Currant Bun

This delightful rabbit in her pretty pink pinny is showing how much she loves you! She has long bendy ears and her arms and legs are jointed with buttons. She stands 28" tall. use a 1/4" seam allowance.

Materials needed:

Download the pattern this link50cm x 114cm plain fabric50cm x 114cm patterned fabric2m of 1/2" wide ribbonBlack embroidery thread2 small black buttons for the eyes4 x 2cm buttons for the joints2 buttons to decorate the heartA long needle and strong thread20cm of 0.5cm wide elastic250g of toy filler2 chenille sticksErasable ink penBlusher

1. Download the pattern here. Cut out the ear pieces and place the chenille sticks to the centre of the wrong side of the patterned fabric. Zig zag stitch in place.

2. Sew the plain ear fabric to the patterned, right sides together, leaving the bottom open. Turn the right way out and press, then edge stitch around the ear.

3. Sew four pieces of 15cm x 12cm of patterned fabric to four pieces of 15cm x 23cm of plain fabric.


Join us at the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show!

Join us at this year's Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show! 
2nd - 5th November NEC Birmingham.
You can grab the hottest ICHF Event tickets right here!

This year's Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show is going to be even bigger and better than ever, not only will you be able to explore the latest crafting supplies, exclusive product launches and expert demonstrations - a true crafters paradise; there is also free entry to Simply Christmas and Cake International!

Taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham from the 2nd - 5th November, discover a whole new world full of creative inspiration all under one roof - and this year there is no compromise! We will be broadcasting live for a full 4 hours a day joined by our very own presenter enthusiasts including Leonie Pujol, Yiannis Morgan, Hayley West, Dave Bradford and Matt MacNamara. Conducting live demonstrations, audience Q&A’s and photo signing opportunities, this is your opportunity to feature on li…