Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 #22 Large Box for 4 Dinner Candles

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 #22 Large Box for 4 Dinner Candles

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 #22 Large Box for 4 Dinner Candles Star of Light

Did you know that dinner candles are a standardised size? No, neither did I! Well, until I started doing some research (by research I mean, I ordered some and then measured them against a bunch of random odd single coloured candles I had around the house). Well they are! A standard dinner candle measures 9″ (22.5cm) in length with extra for the wick. Was news to me. Now yes, there are exceptions to the rule, but the bog standard, buy them anywhere candles are going to be that length. What’s interesting is that the diameter is the same – 7/8″ (2.5cm) which is why when you buy a candle, it’s going to fit into a candle holder easily.

Yes, there was a big old penny dropping here when I googled for clarification!

Anyway, hopefully this should mean that this box will work for pretty much every dinner candle out there that’s of a standard size!

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 #22 Large Box for 4 Dinner Candles Heat Embossing Star of Light

And how big is it when finished? 10 x 3-1/4 x 1″ (25 x 8 x 2.5cm) That’s huge! So even if you don’t want to put dinner candles in, then it’s a great size for other things too!

As I said in my video, this box does require a piece of cardstock that’s 12 x 9.5″ (30 x 23.5cm) but that piece left over after you’ve chopped into the big sheet is perfect for the top.

Have a great weekend everyone!

S xx

Cardstock – 12 x 9.5″ (30 x 23.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1, 11″ (2.5, 27.5cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1, 4.25, 5.25, 8.5″ (2.5, 10.5, 13, 21cm)

White panel – 9.5 x 2.75″ (24 x 7cm)

Coloured panel – 9.25 x 2.5″ (23.5 x 6.5cm)


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Sam Hammond

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  1. Great gift idea, love the pretty embossing!

  2. This would make a fabulous hostess gift, love that stamp set, the swirl is my most favorite of this stamps, I bought it just for that, 😉
    Thank you for sharing, have a fabulous weekend.

  3. Great box ,thanks for my gift I got today ,have a good weekend X

  4. Sure would make a lovely hostess gift. thanks for another great video.

  5. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Beautiful, love making your bags and boxes, they are all so amazing for gifts.
    Thanks for sharing them.

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