There are lots of people who come up with a holiday to-do lists that they are never able to find the time to accomplish. One of their wish list is to give treats such as gourmet candies and chocolates. But they want the treats to look as if they were not homemade so when they give it to their friends, they won’t have a clue that these treats were just done in the kitchen. What is the best thing to make homemade chocolates and candies look like they are expensive?
The first thing that people will notice when they are given a gift is the packaging. Therefore, packing them in attractive and specially made candy boxes will make these sweeties more attractive and exciting. With specially made boxes, the candies and chocolate won’t appear homemade. It is really not that difficult to create unique and attractive gift boxes. All a person needs is some box materials, simple tools, glue or paste and the most important requirement: creative imagination. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the simple steps described in this article will be very useful to those who are thinking along this line.
Think About the Design of the Box
The very first thing to think about is the design of the box. First impression counts and the first thing that will register in the mind of the recipient of the gift are the shape and look of the gift box, not the items inside it. For people who want to make an impression, they should make candy boxes that are uniquely their own. Old but still usable boxes can be re-purposed as gift boxes. To make it unique, one can cover the box with a fresh gift wrapping. The box will be more relevant to the occasion if the wrapping contains design elements that relates to the event being celebrated.
Determine the Size of the Box
A box could only contain a specific number of candies. In other words, the size of the box will determine the maximum amount of candies that it can contain. Old but still reusable boxes can be used. If old and reusable boxes are not available, one can always go to the local bookshop or store to get the box or number of boxes required.
How to Come Up with the Appropriate Box Size
People can use the Christmas gift boxes in lingerie sizes. They usually come in 8.5” X 11” sizes. Around 2 dozens of candies can fit inside this box size. A person needs to adjust the size of the box according to the total number of candies he or she wants to give to the recipient.
How to Enhance the Look of the Box
Following are the steps in improving the appearance of the box:
- Separate the corners of the box carefully.
- Wrap the corners with foil wrapping paper.
- Cut a piece of paper that will be used to wrap the inside edge and then glue it down.
- Fold the corners again as they were before and glue them down firmly.
- Hide the corner flaps under the foil wrapping.
- Glue a piece of white printer paper on the inside bottom of the box
- To prevent the candies from sliding around inside the box, glue the bottom of the candy wrappers in their respective places on the white printer paper that is glued at the bottom of the box.