Decorated Candy Boxes

These started out as white candy boxes.

These started out as white candy boxes.

My friend Jill gave me 100 candy boxes. These are the boxes a pound of fudge usually comes in. Mmmm… fudge. Jill said she was sure I would find something fun to do with them.

Now, these weren’t simply candy boxes. These were flat, white, and hadn’t ever been folded into box shape. In other words… these were canvases that could turn into boxes. How could I not jump to the challenge? But what to do?

Since my garage is still paste paper central (see the posts for the last month for details), the obvious thing to do was to try my paste paper paints on them. Well, once I started, I couldn’t stop (that seems to happen a lot to me when I try something new). Anyway, here are the results of my playing.

This is what I started with, 100 white flat unfolded boxes.

This is what I started with, 100 white flat boxes-to-be.

This is what the plain white box looks like when it is folded.

This is what the plain white box looks like when it is folded.

And this is what I turned on of the boxes into. This box is Christer's favorite.

And this is what I turned one of the boxes into. This box is Christer’s favorite.

This is Paul's favorite box.

This is Paul’s favorite box.

Fall colors on this box.

Fall colors on this box.

Teal and copper box.

Teal and copper box.

My favorite box today. I am sure I will have another favorite box tomorrow.

My favorite box today. I am sure I will have another favorite box tomorrow.
One of Gayle's favorite boxes. She couldn't make up her mind.

One of Gayle’s favorite boxes. She couldn’t make up her mind.

Another of Gayle's favorite boxes.

Another of Gayle’s favorite boxes.

And another of Gayle's favorite boxes. Gayle loves purple.

And another of Gayle’s favorite boxes. Gayle loves purple.

This is the box I'm giving Jill as a thank you. I wrote her name on the top of the box.

This is the box I’m giving Jill as a thank you. I wrote her name on the top of the box.

I had a lot of fun making these boxes. I actually made a lot more than what I showed you in this post. For those of you who want details on how I made these, I used paste and acrylic paint and I didn’t wet the boxes before painting, which I do with paper when I make paste papers. The boxes did curl just a little, but were fine once they were folded.

Enjoy, Candy

P.S. Does anyone have enough fudge to fill 100 boxes?

4 responses to “Decorated Candy Boxes

  1. Pls can this boxes be used for wigs. Am trying to save money and make a simple one but would love if u can do it for me as well.

    • These boxes would be too small to hold a wig. However, you could paint a plain box using acrylic paint or tempera paint and use stamps or tools to make marks on the paint.

  2. Actually, yes, I make tuns of fudge over the holidays and would like to package it cutely for gifts. I am an independant Stampin Up demonstrator and need the pattern for the box,

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