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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Triangular candy box tutorial

Here's a simple way to make use of those paper scraps you have at home. A quick and easy candy container for a thank you gift or even to hold a love note for that lucky someone.

Here is what you need:
1) one piece of paper at least 4 by 6 inches.
2) Double sided tape

Start by measuring and cutting out a piece of paper 4 by 6 inches. Single sided paper is fine. If you don't have a whole piece that size, you can join 2 pieces of paper to form a 4 by 6 inch paper.

Add a thin strip of double sided tape to one end of the short side. Add 2 more strips of double sided tape on the long side as shown in the picture below.

Remove the backing for the tape on the short side and join the short edges together as shown. You should get a paper tube.

Notice that the 2 strips of double tape will be on each end of the tube. Now remove the backing from one of the tape at the tube end and press down the end to seal it.

You will end up with something like a toothpaste tube.

Now is the time to start stuffing the tube with some lovely candy, chocolates or even a little note.

Remove the last piece of tape backing and seal the edge.

Make sure you seal the last edge in the opposite direction from the first edge so you get the tube to form a triangle. Just like the one in the p

Now all you have to do is to add some embellishments to personalize it. Have fun.

If you have any questions, please post a comment here.


Anonymous said...

how fun!

Kimmie said...

ok that is way cute...what a neat idea

Carrie said...

These will be perfect for Easter

april said...

Thanks for sharing this, will sure try this out!

Wendy Kwok said...

this is awesome! I will make these for my girl's birthday party in May. Thanks for sharing!

June said...

I'm glad everyone likes this. Have fun.

Michelle Ling said...

So cute! Reminds me of the packets of Magnolia milk in the 80s! Cool as party goody bags! Tks!

Tinkerbell said...

Really a great idea to use up the scraps and perfect for parties ! Thanks for the great tutorial ....going off to try some now ... :-)