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Candy Box Santa

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Recycle your movie candy box to make this happy Santa decor.
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
Item #437
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 2 oz.
Item #CS11217
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.
Item #CS11305
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Raisinets candy box
Poster board
Coordinating scrapbook paper
Scrapbook paper with Christmas text
White tissue paper
Tiny wiggle eyes
Coordinating buttons
Coordinating thread
Foam Adhesive Squares
Craft knife
Hot glue
4 different coordinating 1/8" ribbon
1/4" ribbon
Small flat brush
1/8" hole punch


  1. Open candy box up with craft knife by carefully going along glued seams. Do not cut the box with craft knife. Cut off 1 1/2" from one end. Refold cut end to match the pre made folds and cuts on the other end.
  2. Cover the outside of box with paper using the Matte Mod Podge. Once dry cut out opening from the front of the box to make a 2 1/2" x 5" window.
  3. Measure the back of the inside of box and cut paper to fit. Glue to inside back of box. Allow to dry and then glue back together with hot glue. Add a Mod Podge finish.
  4. Make a hole in the top of ornament box using craft knife. Cut off 12" of 1/4" ribbon and insert into top of ornament and tie in a knot. Cut several pieces of 1/8" ribbon from all four colors about 4" long and tie around the 1/4" ribbon.
  5. To make Santa use the cut out piece from the front window opening of candy box. Using the pattern given, cut out the Santa shape. Cut out the hat and the face from paper and glue into place with Mod Podge on to the Santa shape. Glue an extra piece of scrapbook paper used for the face to some poster board. Once dry cut out the nose. For beard and hat, tear pieces of white tissue paper, apply lots of Mod Podge and crinkle up together and apply to the Santa shape. Continue until it is complete. Add top coat of Mod Podge to the hat and face of Santa. Once it is dry add the Sparkle Mod Podge on top.
  6. Glue the eyes in place and add nose with foam adhesive square. Add Lipstick Red for cheeks. Using the end of a small screwdriver, make a small indention for mouth and paint black. 7. Stack 3 adhesive squares and add Santa to the inside of the box.
  7. Cut out and glue trim the outside of the opening. Add string to the buttons and hot glue into corners.
  8. Cut out different words for paper and glue to poster board to make stronger. Add to outside of box using the foam squares. Add icons or words to the ribbon at top. The "25" is added on by punching 2 holes at the top and bottom and then inserting ribbon through the front around the 1/4" and then back through other hole to the front. Now you have two ends that you can tie together at the front. On the ornament it is repeated at the bottom as well.
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