Countdown to Christmas 2019: 15 weeks!

Hello friends! Each Wednesday, while counting down the weeks, I’ll share something ‘Christmassy’ that I’m working on 🙂 Today, it’s how to make and package your very own Box of Bon Bons/Crackers to give away!!

TO MAKE THE BON BON/CRACKER BOX I used the We R Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board as it saves me so much time, is very easy to use and the instructions are written on the board 🙂 The paper width is always 7″ (17.8cm), but the cracker length can vary anywhere from 4″ (10cm) up to 12″ (30.5cm) – it’s totally up to you and what you want to fit inside!! I used retired Designer Series Paper for the 4 crackers and each piece measured 7″x 6″ (17.8cm x 15.25cm) before I started to punch and score. Here is the board and what the punch does:

I closed the side of the cracker with double-sided tape, squeezed each end of the cracker together and tied the ends shut with a 6″ (15.25cm) piece of red tinsel trim – so cute!! What goes inside? It depends on who you’re giving them to! The size I made holds 3 Lindt balls, or 2 Ferrero Rocher or 7 mini tic tacs 🙂 It can also hold non-food items like small soaps, nail clippers and polish, small toys … :

TO MAKE THE BOX Take a piece of A4 cardstock (8-1/4″ x 11-5/8″ OR 21cm x 29.7 cm) and cut the long side so it measures 9-3/8″ (23.8cm) while the other side measures 8-1/4″ (21cm). Score on every side at 1-3/8″ (3.5cm): 

Follow these steps to construct the box:

PACKAGING #1 The simplest packaging is to slide the 4 completed crackers into a resealable cellophane bag measuring 16.5cm x 23.5cm (6″ x 9″ approx):

PACKAGING #2 I constructed a ‘tray’ from red cardstock measuring 7-1/16″ x 6-5/8″ (18.1cm x 16.8cm). Put the long edge (18.1cm) at the top of the scoreboard and score at 3/4″ (1.9cm) from each end. Slide the tray into the resealable cellophane bag then slide the crackers into the bag on top of the tray:

PACKAGING #3 I slid the crackers into the cellophane bag, sealed it off and placed the sealed bag into the green box I’d made: 

I added some Christmas ribbon, a stamped and punched Christmas tag tied with gold thread and voila!


Thanks so much for taking some time out to visit me today! If you have any questions please ask and if you decide to try this I’d love to see what you create!   Megan xo

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