I had some errands to run on Monday. When I arrived home there was a note hanging from my door knob. A delivery had been attempted and was left with my next door neighbor – not Hugh he is across the street.
Thank you Maureen. These flowers are beautiful and I so appreciate your friendship. Without getting into the whole sordid story, Pati has decided to opt out of my life and I handled it really badly. In my paranoia I thought I had lost a friend in the process and had to find out. So THANK YOU many times over, Maureen, for your friendship.
If anyone would like to have the pattern for these boxes I will have it in the “Template” section of my blog. You can find it at the top right.
After some trial and error, and about five test boxes, I came up with the right size. They are very easy to construct – after the first couple you do – and use up papers you and not totally “IN LOVE” with.
Save the larger pieces you cut off of one side – you’ll see in the diagram where it is marked with an “X”. Use those pieces for the note you apply to the top of the box.
This is the results after scoring and cutting. The box measures 4-1/2″ wide and 9″ tall. The wrapper or “Belly Band” for the Hershey Nuggets measures 3″ long by 1″ wide and can be cut from the 3″ x 12″ scraps that will be left over from the 12 x 12 paper.
This box holds five (5) of the Hershey Nugget chocolate candies. I have found that the process is easier to do when you are creating many of these to do it in steps.
Cut all the papers you want to use into 4-1/2″ x 9″ lengths first. The scoring is really great with a scoreboard of some kind. I broke down and purchased one from the craft/hobby store. In the tedium of scoring these I did make a few mistakes and go down the wrong measurement. It is easily fixed BEFORE cutting.
I made all the cuts next. The pattern I created has dash lines for folding and solid lines for cutting, along with “X” marks of the pieces that will be removed. Some of the score marks were difficult to see with some of the paper patterns. Those I folded the score marks to have a visual guide of where to cut.
Once the pieces are all cut, the next process is folding on the score lines and adding adhesive to the tabs that help shape the box. This might be a family project with children if you desire to make a bunch of these for your children’s classmates when Valentine’s Day nears.
Today is delivery day of the Post-It-Note holders I made, along with a few other errands. So hopefully I will have enough of the candy boxes to spread around as I go about “leaving my business card”.