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Making And Repurposing Candy Boxes For Gifts And Shipping

Making and repurposing candy boxes is one of the easier things that you can do for your recipients or your shipping. You can make a special candy box on your own, or you could turn a candy box into something brand new. Take a look at the steps listed below that explain how to build the candy box that you need for your gifts.

  1. How Do You Decorate The Box?

You can decorate your box in any style that you like, and you might add things to the exterior of the box so that you can create a style that is brand new. There are many people who will find that they can use the boxes to wrap up small gifts, or they could write on the box instead of folding paper or adding additional layers to the outside.

  1. The Box Can Be Cut And Folded

The box can be cut and folded into a new style, and you might create a box with a brand new lid. You could turn the lid into a folding lid with a clasp, or you could make a lid that fits directly over the top. You might even go so far as folding the box and lid origami style because you want to make a specific size and shape.

  1. Lining The Box

Lining the box is something that you can do with any fabric or paper. You might write messages on the interior of the box, and you will notice that you can leave people little messages that they need to hear. This makes the box into something of a surprise, and it is much more fun for people to open because they can see that the box was decorated by-hand.

  1. How Big Can The Boxes Get?

You can cut and fold boxes into any size that you want. You could make fairly large boxes using these same techniques, and you will discover that the boxes can have a lid that will keep them closed during shipping. You could have them set up in a way that makes them easy to open, or you could tape shut in such a way that they cans lit open very easily.

  1. Surprise Boxes

You could put all the leftovers and trimmings into the box itself so that you have a surprise pop out when people are opening the box. You made all the things on the inside that will make the box into a surprise, and you can stuff them in there before closing the box. This means that you must shove the lid closed, and you will find that it bursts open when they cut the tape.

  1. Conclusion

You can make any box that you want using paper or boxes that you have repurposed. You could use the boxes to send gifts to anyone in your family, and you will find that you could make boxes for every gift that you give so that you have freedom to be more creative.

Candy Boxes are Fun

I’m willing to bet that not too many of us would say a box of candy is a lame gift.  Candy is always amazing.  I mean, why do you think people love Halloween so much?  Oh sure, dressing up and doing the whole trick or treating thing is fun, but it’s the CANDY that everybody talks about for the months before and after.

So, needless to say, candy Boxes are great party favors, and also great gifts.

Just today my son went to a birthday party, and the party favors were candy boxes.  You can buy the boxes at any craft store, stuff them with fun kinds of candy, and it’s like you are giving each kid a twenty-dollar bill.  If you put in different kinds they can even trade!

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Speaking of trading candy, we used to have this tradition in our home around Christmas time.  Well, technically it wasn’t Christmas time, it was Thanksgiving, but since my Aunt and Uncle and two cousins only came in for Thanksgiving every year we would turn the day after into Christmas day.  This was obviously before Black Friday shopping had really become an obsession…

Anyway, my grandparents both came from the Mother Country, if you will, and they brought with them a tradition called “bunte teller”, which all of us kids called “buntenteller”.

The concept is that each grandchild got a basket laden with candies of all kinds.  Colorful candy boxes covered with German writing, from the local European markets or from the Amish country.  Our favorite candies, and different kinds of candies in each basket.  We probably spent a good hour going through each piece and then taking place in a serious trading session.  As we got older, there would be a little velvet bag in the basket that had some money in it.  Now that we are all adults the tradition has disbanded, mostly because we all visit at various times of the year, but the memories are amazing.  Just thinking back on it makes me want to start using it with my kids.

Candy Boxes

Anyway, it’s undeniable that candy is just fun.  There’s something about candy boxes that make us smile a little bit, regardless of how old you are, or where you come from.  Giving each other the gift of a tasty treat just translates well.  It’s like you are wishing something good into the life of someone else, and I don’t think I’m reading into it too much.