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2011 Christmas Candy Box Freebie

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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!

Easter Egg Basket Printable

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I just can’t believe that Easter is this weekend! Does anyone else feel completely unprepared for the weekend festivities?

My lovely neighbor, Susan, kindly reminded me that it was Easter this weekend and that an Easter printable would be a good idea. I agree! I think y’all need something festive to adorn your Easter spread this weekend. So, with much excitement, I present to you a new freebie!!

Isn’t it so cute?!? It’s the perfect size for chocolate goodies, a hard boiled egg or (my favorite) a generous handful of Starburst Jelly Beans. The finished dimensions measure about 4.5″ x 2.25″ x 2″. All you have to do is print out on cardstock, cut, score, tape and fill! You’ll want some decorative ribbon to tie the tops together and maybe some Easter grass to use as filling. I didn’t have any grass, so I just cut thin strips of tissue paper. I really like how the tissue paper looks. Give it a try sometime!

I really hope you enjoy this printable and USE IT! I plan on using these for place settings for dinner this Sunday. Oh, and if you don’t celebrate Easter, it’s sort of holiday neutral, so feel free to use it for anything. Ever! Click on the button below to download for free. Hope you enjoy!!

This printable is free for personal use. If you would like to use this printable commercially, please email me. Thanks!

Second Annual Christmas Candy Box Printable

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Merry Christmas! I hope y’all will be spreading the Christmas spirit with my candy boxes and your favorite homemade confections. I know I will. Here’s the second annual Christmas box design available for free! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. This download is free for personal use only.

Caramels That Won’t Fail

Dorothy Schettler
Makes about 200 one-inch squares

2 sticks butter (or 1 cup)
1 1/2 cups Karo syrup
4 cups sugar
2 cans evaporated milk

Butter a jelly roll pan, set aside. In a large pot, melt butter, add Karo syrup, then sugar. Cook until boiling. Slowly add evaporated milk so candy won’t stop boiling, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Cook to firm ball stage (235º on candy thermometer. Pour into buttered pan and cool 5 hours or overnight. Cut in 1″ squares, wrap in wax paper, and eat or give away. This recipe is also good for caramel apples. FYI.

More Christmas Candy Printables (By Year)

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