2011 Christmas Candy Box Freebie


I am so excited to share with you this year’s candy box!! This is the FIFTH year I’ve done the candy box download, which basically means it’s a real tradition now. I love traditions.

I’ve been thinking about what to do for this box since sometime in September, but haven’t nailed any design/style ideas until a couple weeks ago. I recently bought Folding Techniques for Designers a book all about taking paper into 3 dimensions. I’m loving it & learning a TON from it. Between that book & tribal pattern inspiration, I give to you this year’s box:

I’m not sure what it is entirely, but it definitely has a very scandinavian feel. This box is a BREEZE to cut out & fold (I say this about a million times in the video, it’s embarrassing) you’ll be able to make one for every one of your neighbors. This box measures about 2″x4″x2″. If you’d like it bigger, take it to your local printer & have them blow it up on 11×17 paper. If you can, print them on an inkjet printer, you’ll get better folds this way. Also, you’ll want to print on a mid-weight paper. Thick card stock is a bit much, unless you’re going for a bigger box.

I’ve yet to make caramels this year, but I’m sure I’ll get around to it. If not, I might just do a stack of chocolate-dipped cookies in here. It’s really the perfect size for macarons. I also plan on using Pugly Pixel’s glitter tape tutorial for sealing the box.

Enjoy! Click the button below to download & be sure to watch the video tutorial explaining how to fold it up! For previous year’s boxes click on the links below:

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This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this printable for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

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    1. natalie says:

      it looks so awesome! thanks for putting all the work into it. i can’t wait to make some up.

    2. Kristin says:

      Ah, I need that book! I’ve been wanting to learn more about paper folding in the design world. 3D design and I didn’t get along too well in college – I was scared silly of it for some reason. Love the box folding technique you used! I always love your Christmas boxes :)

    3. Natalia says:

      Hi Melissa,
      I’m Natalia from Barcelona, Spain.
      I’m trying to download the 2011 CHRISTMAS CANDY BOX FREEBIE tutorial but when I do it in the link at the last of your post I downloaded the Christmas Ornament tutorial.
      Can you help me?
      Thanks you and congratulations for your site, I love it.

    4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Dec. 15, 2011. Thanks again.

    5. bmerry says:

      Did you edit out “breeze”?

    6. Amanda says:

      Maybe it’s me, but when I go to download the template it takes me to a Design Sponge page about ceramics. Help!

    7. Melissa says:

      Sorry about the bad links, @Amanda & @Natalia! They’ve been fixed.

    8. Fabiola says:

      Love it, Thanks for sharing.

    9. Anna @ IHOD says:

      Melissa, so glad you linked these up because I missed them! So easy to assemble and such a fantastic print. I am really into the tribal patterns right now:)
      Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas week!

    10. Carolin says:

      Hello There !

      I would stay awake all night long to read each of your posts. That’s so good !

      I’m actually a 26 years old parisian girl, working in graphic design and I’m a huge fan of your fashion/art/paper/sew/callygraphic works ! Where are you come from ?

      Congratulations for all your wonderful designs and thank you to reanimate my creative soul :)


    11. Marie says:

      This is fantastic!
      Your box freebies are exactly what I needed! I really like this year’s design, but I needed another type of box. So I used your pattern of 2009 with this year’s design. I’m trying to make the pattern bigger right now. I want to glue two A4 pages together…

      Thanks a ton!

    12. Vicki says:

      Happy New Year! this has to be my favorite of all your boxes. you are so kind. xoxo

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