Creative way to give cash — or — DIY candle gift box {no-sew}

Here is a quick and easy candle shaped gift box you can put together that will really ‘shine’ at the next party! {No pun intended} =)

The best and most fun part is how it opens. If you do it right, it should open with a simple *blow * to the flame…{just like a real candle}

I used to make these all the time for giving gifts, but they would even be great for party favor bags. Stuff candy, money, gift cards, key chains, words of encouragement, you name it! Stuff it in there and blow it open!

 

Here’s what you need:

-Toilet paper roll

-piece of felt {Any color}

-Card stock

-Pens and or pencils

-Glue gun and glue stix

-Scissors and or rotary cutter

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Gather all of your materials. Start by cutting the felt to size. It needs to be the same height as the toilet paper roll, and the length needs to have about a half inch overlap.

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Using your glue gun, glue one side of the felt onto the toilet paper roll, and begin to work around the entire toilet paper roll until is is completely covered in felt.

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Now trace around one end of the paper roll onto some card stock and cut the circle you just traced, out.{this will be the bottom}

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You probably already guessed this next part, but glue the circle of card stock to one end of the toilet paper roll.

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Creative way to give gifts 016Now obviously, we want this to match the rest of the candle, so we need to cover the piece you just glued in felt. Do this by cutting a small square of felt, gluing it to the card stock, and then cutting off the excess.
This is WAY easier than trying to cut a perfect circle and then attempting to glue it on.

Now for the lid!

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Once again, trace the toilet paper roll onto a piece of card stock and cut it out. Using the same method as you did for the bottom, glue a piece of felt to the card stock, cut off the excess, and do it again, so the piece of card stock is completely covered in felt. 

Make the strap: 

This isn’t really any specific size, but to help you out, mine was 1/2 inch in width, by about 1 1/2 inches in length.

Glue one end of this strap to the bottom of of the lid, and attach the other end to the toilet paper roll.

The Flame:

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Cut a strip about an inch long and just shy of a 1/2” wide. With scissors, cut the end like pictured above.

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Cut a flame shape out of card stock and color. No one freak out, you can do this! Use the pictures above as a guide. 

“You got this!”

Glue the flame to the strip of paper {the end that is not cut}

Bend the flame just slightly to it will catch the wind when you blow it.

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Glue the ‘flame’ and ‘wick’ to the top of the felt covered lid.

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“Woop Woop!” Your done!

Give yourself a pat on the back.


Now stuff that cute little thingy up with lots of goodies!

And don’t forget…Blow on the flame to open it!

~XOXO

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