Tea light up your Night (of Navy): Affectionately Yours

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator stampwithpeg – Milk Carton Tea Light Holder Tutorial


I enjoy making boxes so much, there’s something very therapeutic about starting with a piece of card and ending up with a pretty box. I have done a Tea Light tutorial before on here but it was a flat topped box, this time I have made a milk carton box. Also I have changed the measurements to accommodate Ikea tea lights, which I found out were deeper when I tried to get 4 of them in my usual size box.


You can see the difference here, it doesn’t look much but pile  4 of them together and it is!


Cut your piece of card 7″ x 5 7/8″

Score:   Long side – 1 5/8″, 3 1/4″, 4 7/8″ & 6 1/5″

Short side – 1/2″, 1 3/4″ & 4 1/4″


Fold and burnish all your score lines, (fold the top one the opposite way)

Cut the card as shown above, there are very few cuts with this box. Slightly wedge into the the side as shown.


Cut your Designer Series Paper

4 pieces – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/8″

1 piece – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″

I have used another design from the Affectionately Yours DSP pack , it is all just so pretty.


Stick your DSP on the 4 middle sections, and the smaller piece where shown above, this will be the front of your box. Using your Petite Petals punch, cut a flower from the middle of the card where shown, keep your punched out flower.


Add fast fuse or tear and tape where shown, fold in from the left to join your box seam.


Before sealing the bottom, nip in at the top and gently push in the sides as shown, using your bone folder or a ruler from inside to flatten out the edges if needed. You should have your shape now so let go and seal the bottom. Fold the two sides in, then the back, add fuse or tear and tape to the inside of the front flap and fold in over the other flaps to create the base.


Add your 4 tea lights to the box.


Punch out a large flower from the same card as the for the box, I used the Pansy Punch. Curl up the edges using your bone folder, and press in the middle of them both with a rounded edge on your piercing mat or something spongy.

Add a dimensional to the front and the back of the large flower, place the small flower on top of the dimensional and stick complete flower to your box with the other dimensional.


I have used a retired enamel dot in the middle of mine because I am waiting for my new ones being delivered on Monday. Stampin’ Up!s new ones are fab, they have a mix of dots, hearts and stars on the same sheet. I will be using some of these on my projects next week. (New ones shown in supply list below)


Finally tie some linen thread, I used 4 pieces wrapped only once and tied in a bow. It not only keeps your box closed without having to glue it, it looks pretty too.

The best thing about these boxes is that because there is a punched out shape its so easy to smell the gorgeous scented candles inside.

I promise I will start doing video tutorials soon, I am moving house at the beginning of July so everything is in chaos at the moment, but when I move I will have more room to sort out a video area. I am looking forward to trying them out (and nervous too!!) I will probably be rubbish at the beginning but practice makes perfect…… I hope!!

Happy Crafting

Lynn x

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