Yvonne Brannen’s Candlebox

My pal Yvonne is a talented, generous and resourceful woman. Despite suffering from the aftereffects of a severe asthma attack that landed her in the emergency room earlier this week, she managed to locate and send me directions for this too-cute candlebox gift.


Thanks, Yvonne! Call me if you need me to bring over over chicken soup. :-)

11-7/8” X 8- 3/4" Cardstock
Designer paper
Snowflake punch
Simple Snowflake stamp (catalog #115554)
Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Old Olive 5/8” grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 5/8” grosgrain ribbon
2-way Glue Pen
Dazzling Diamonds
Small silver bells
Crystal Effects
Votive candle in glass holder

Directions for box:

1. Trim a piece of 12×12 cardstock to 11-7/8” x 8-3/4”. Place the 8-3/4” side at the top and score at 2-7/8” and 5-7/8”.

2. Turn cardstock so that 11-7/8” side is at the top and score at 1-1/2” and 4-1/2". Then score at 2-1/2" ONLY from the top edge to the first score line and from the second score line to the bottom. THE MIDDLE SECTION SHOULD BE SKIPPED. Turn the cardstock around and repeat the scoring.

3. Cut on the 2-1/2” vertical score line down to the first horizontal score line. Do this on each of the four corners. On that horizontal scored line, cut from the 1-1/2” score line over to the 4-1/2” vertical score line. It looks like a T when cut properly.


4. Fold these “panels” upward. Bring the center sections in together and overlap the sides. Glue them in place. This forms the base of the box.


5. Bring the sides in and glue the flaps to make the box sides.


6. Cut three 3” squares of designer paper and glue in the bottom of the three sections of the box.

7. Stamp four snowflakes in Real Red ink and punch. Line each snowflake with 2-way glue and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds. Glue one on each side of the box, see picture above.

8. Center a piece of 20” Real Real 5/8” ribbon on the bottom of the box, fold the box closed and tie at the top. Glue remaining snowflakes on each side covering the ribbon. Using Crystal Effects, glue a silver bell in the center of these snowflakes.

Directions for candle cover:
1. Wrap the glass votive holder with decorative paper.

2. Wrap with Old Olive 5/8” ribbon and glue, Wrap with 1/4” Real Red ribbon and tie a bow. Glue a bell in the center of the bow.

I'll be putting together a video soon if you need additional help.



  1. Thank you for posting these directions for all of us! I am so glad she won the contest at the Late Nght Stampers pre convention events in august. Everyone did a great job of WOWing us! See you at leadership. Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

  2. thanks for sharing what a fab idea

  3. Thank you so much for this idea. I am working on my second box now. These will make great gift boxes for the girls I work
    with. I just love this idea. Thanks again
    for sharing this idea.

  4. Thank you so much, Yvonne! I was going to teach another type of box for a class tomorrow night, but not now! :D I’ll post mine on my blog sometime on Friday. I so appreciate your sharing!!

  5. Kathleen,

    Thank you sooo much for posting this!I”m so excited to try it out. Send my thanks to Yvonne, too for sharing the project- hope she’s feeling better soon!

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