Thursday, October 25, 2012

Candy Corn Gift box

Who loves candy corn...raise their hand! As you can clearly see, mine is not in the air. I'm not a big fan of candy corn but I have a friend who loves it. So I decided to make her this candy corn gift she can keep on her desk at work. So she always has candy corn at her fingertips!


I learned how to make this box from my friend Beth. I took an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of black cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4 inches on all sides. I cut the end score lines and folded it up into this box. So easy!


The box is big enough to hold 2 small mason jars. They don't really slide around or anything, it's a nice snug fit.


I created the candy corn on the front by cutting a big triangle on my Cricut. I then layered the orange and yellow cardstock on the front and trimmed up the sides with scissors. Instant candy corn!


I will give you one guess what I put in the mason jars...


I cut a square of fabric to cover the top of the jar and then placed it on top. I screwed the lid down tight and added a baker's twine bow.


And no gift would be complete without a matching card! More candy corn!!


I had so much fun putting this together! I dug deep into my paper stash to find that houndstooth paper. I have no idea who makes it but it was perfect for this project.

Now I want to know...do YOU like candy corn???

Thanks for stopping by today!

12 comments:

Joyce said...

Very cute. I am not a fan of candy corn either, but I love the paper version.

wendipooh13 said...

ahhh what a CUTE gift!!!! love it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute Mara! Love the candy corn themed paper treats! Leaves a sweet taste in my mouth ;)

Annette said...

wow these are so fun..such great packaging and nicely decorated...love it

Diane Jaquay said...

Now how CUTE is this?!! I love that it's something the recipient can keep on her desk and keep stocked with goodies (I always appreciate useful gifts, you know, gifts that keep on giving!)

Sara Mac said...

What an adorable gift set. Just perfect for a candy corn lover. I do not like candy corn one bit. My children look forward to eating a few pieces at their grandma's house this time of year because I don't really want it in this house. Now chocolate, on the other hand...:)

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute candy corn gift box Mara. I do not like to eat candy corn, my daughter loves it. However, I think any image of candy corn is just the cutest. Honestly!

VanessaB said...

toooooooo cute!! i love that jars fit perfectly and snuggly.

Kim said...

owowow how cool is that!!!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun gift set for your friend Mara! love the black white and orange - SO Halloweeny!! I do like candy corn - but my husband hates it! - he says they don't make new candy corn - they just bring it out year after year!

michelle hodges said...

OMG! I missed this the other day!
What a fun and creative box!!
Love that you aded matching mason jar and a card too!
This is amazing!!

Juliana said...

What a great gift! I bet your friend loved it!!!