FREE 'Bonbon' Candy Favour Box | April 26, 2012

Impressed and inspired by these brilliant christmas crackers by Kate from Mini-eco, I thought a similar structure would work really well to create candy-shaped party favour boxes. And, of course, I've dressed them head to toe in delicious candy stripes! 'Cos you gotta love candy stripes.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Thick white, printable card stock or thick glossy photo paper (2 per box)

Colour printer

White string

X-acto knife/scalpel

Ruler

Cutting board

Double-sided tape or glue

Candy

Paper/plastic bag or wrapping to hold the candy

WHAT TO DO

Download the PDF (below). The box comes in two sections. One side should fit snugly into the other to close.

Print out both sections of the candy box onto 2 pieces of thick white card stock. (The thicker the card, the more expensive, but the better the result, in my opinion.) You can also use glossy photo paper if you would prefer a shinier texture.

Use your x-acto knife to score gently from dotted line to dotted line (where the folds will be).

Use your knife, ruler and cuttting board to cut them out.

For each section, fold along score lines then stick ends together with double-sided tape or glue. (My preference is for double-sided tape- clean and simple. I just love the stuff.)

To make sure the boxes hold together, tie string to the ends of each section

Put your candy in a small paper/plastic bag or wrap and secure. Stick the candy into the section without the 'candy' wording. Slide this section into the end of the other section to create your completed box.

The PDF is a 2 page document. If you have issues downloading try right-clicking ('Ctrl' and click for the mac) on the download button and saving directly to your computer.

And if candy stripes are really not your thing, you can alway try the awesome template from Mini-eco which you can use on any paper of your choice!

The downloadable files in this post (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. They are strictly not for commercial use. If you wish to incorporate any of my designs in your own personal projects, please credit me and include a link to my site. Please do not distribute any of my downloadable files. If you are kind enough to blog about this post, please feel free to use a couple of my photos as long as they are accompanied with a credit and link back to my site and/or this post. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. Thanks for reading this boring footer stuff! You rock! :)

{ all images by Amy Moss }

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Comments

  1. So lovely !
    Thank you so much for this download and DIY. :)
  2. Laura | Apr 27, 2012
    So beautiful! Thank you!
  3. Every time I visit your lovely blog Im convinced that I need to throw a fabulous party or brunch so I can utilize all your amazing DIY projects and adorable printables!

    Kate
    www.theforgetfulwife.com
  4. I love this idea and couldn't agree more about the candy stripes. Yum!
  5. These are so so adorable! Thanks bunches for sharing! :)
    Love your blog!

    xo Jenny Holiday
  6. I discovered your blog almost for chance, I saw this "giant candy" and I would have never guessed that it was hand-made! Btw you've a very nice blog, I will have a look at some of the older posts:)
  7. Hello Amy!

    I like your post a lot and I believe you're a terrific graphic designer with a great style. I am looking to study graphic design as well some day hehe.
    I wanted to ask you what kind of camera do you use. I want to buy one myself but I don't know which one is best and I really love your pictures so I guess the one you use is a good option.

    Cheers, B
  8. Love these!!!
  9. Thank you for the lovely printable! Can't wait to share with my readers a "budget-friendly" way to customize their parties! You have so many cute ideas to inspire to party-up a storm. Thank you. Terri, Planned to a T Events. plannedtoatevents.blogspot.com
    www.plannedtoatevents.com
  10. Carolyn | May 27, 2012
    Thank you for sharing. I am a new visitor and I now plan to spend a while looking around.
  11. almis | Aug 7, 2012
    woo incredible
  12. Thank you for sharing the template, I love your website and I think I'll be hanging around here often :D
  13. Cute!!!! I have only just discovered your blog, and am so in love.
  14. Chloe Gong | Jan 25, 2013
    Good Heavens! It's soooo pretty! I do love its fantastic colours~
  15. Leyla | Jan 30, 2013
    My sister's birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I was looking for an interesting way to deliver one of her many presents- a bag of jelly beans!
    I recently stumbled upon this template - what a lifesaver! I printed it onto A3 paper so the finished bon-bon was larger, and therefore fit more jellybeans. She absolutely LOVED it!!

    Thanks for creating a beautiful site....

    Leyla
  16. Food-o-holic | Jan 31, 2013
    I just tried it out and it came out amazing!!

    Thank you soo much,I love your site and your DIYs

    Keep 'em coming1 :D
    God bless.
  17. Wonderful DIY !!!!
    I've print this to offer the gift of my birthday'sister.
    Thank you very much
    Elise (from France)
  18. Ahi Mantouza | Jun 13, 2013
    Loved this idea too!!! Plain excellent for my niece's bday party!
  19. HI. i'm so sorry to ask for this as I'm embarrassed but can you please PLEASEEEE make a step by step photograph section ??? I'm so in love with the box I even bought the paper you said BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO IT OR WHERE TO CUT!! Thank you and if not, well thanks for your time.. BEAUTIFUL THINGS! keep like that beauty !
  20. Ruby | Sep 27, 2014
    Is just beautiful <3 i loved
  21. Danielle | Dec 12, 2014
    Beautiful ideas and freebies! I just wanted you to know I tried to in multiple items on pinterest but for some reason it wouldn't let me fetch the image. Thank you for the inspiration!
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