Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Scented Candle Peep Hole Box

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Scented Candle Peep Hole Box

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SpringWatch Giveaway for today – Love Sparkles Stamp Set – details on how to enter at the bottom

Oooooo today I have a box for my chandler friends, but also for those of you who are a bit like me with the ‘sharing’ of their goodies. I work to the ‘one for me, one for you, one for me. One for me, one for you, one for me’ method…. OK, that’s not strictly true, but I’m a huge fan of Yankee Candles and when I picked up a couple of boxes of the tea lights in the post Christmas sales, I knew I wanted to show you how you could gift them and keep them. But as I said before, my chandler friends who make tea lights were in the front of my mind also. And I know that they use tea light cups that are the same size as the Yankee ones. So it’s a win win for everyone!

The box is a bit more fiddly than I usually make, but the peephole cut out is so adorable! And again, with those friends of mine that make candles, I know that they struggle at events where people insist on opening boxes to smell the contents, despite a Sample-To-Sniff being visible. Hopefully this will neutralise that too!

I hope the video is useful and that I hovered and paused enough for you to see what I was doing.

The measurements below will help you if you press play and pause as you go!

S xx

Cardstock 10 x 6-1/4″ (25 x 16cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1-1/2, 4-3/4, 6-1/4, 9-1/2″ (4, 12, 16, 24cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1-1/2, 4-3/4″ (4, 12cm)

Score on the SHORT side to the FIRST score line at 3-1/8″ (8cm)

Score on the LONG side to the SECOND score line at 1/2, 1, 3-1/8″ (2, 3, 8cm)

Score on the SHORT side to the FOURTH score line at 5-1/4, 5-3/4″ (14, 15cm)

DSP – 3 x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5cm)

Cardstock panels – 2.25 x 2.25″ AND 2 x 2″ (5.5 x 5.5cm AND 5 x 5cm)

Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Giveaway

New Gift Every Day!

2 ways to enter

  1. Leave a comment here on my blog or on the YouTube video related to this project, get 1 entry into the draw *no purchase necessary!*
  2. Place an order with me and receive 5 entries into the draw

Orders can be placed from the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria.

I can only send the product gift to the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria, as per my demonstrator agreement

If you live outside those locations, please feel free to enter by leaving a comment. Should you win, I will send you a selection of handmade goodies made by me!

  • *winners drawn at random
  • *winner notified by February 15th 2017
  • *You can enter every day should you wish
  • *multiple orders on the same day will each receive 5 entries into the draw
  • *prizes are supplied by me – Sam Hammond Donald, Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator
  • *all purchases will automatically get my wonderful goodie pack that I send each month

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. How cool is this box. I’d use it for other things also. I love different boxes for sweeties Tec. Just fab

  2. Ruth Van Mackelenberg says:

    wow! I really like this box. I especially like the peep hole! I have often found nice smelling tea lights in horrible boxes and wished for a better presentation for them. This is perfect to share nice candles. I am a long time admirer of your boxes! I have followed your really practical instructions to success many times, thank you Sam.

  3. Glenys King says:

    Wow another useful box Thank you Sam Am loving the cupcake colours !

  4. Marie-Anne Ayavou says:

    Very original! I’m a Partylite candle girl and these would make great hostess gifts!

  5. Peggy Moberg says:

    Love the box. Different but I like it. Now to make it. 🙂

  6. Patricia Oliver -Rutherford says:

    Another great little box to build. You are very clever to come up with these different scoring lines to make interesting additions to your creations. Thanks once again for the inspiration to build. Patricia

  7. Love the box, now I wished I had all colours of cardstock. 🙂
    Adore the font of the stamps.

  8. Hello from the Netherlands.
    Thank you for showing us this great little box.
    I love making boxses but would never
    have come up with this way of making a box.
    It’s marvelous!
    Your very good with what you are
    doing. I enjoy looking at your posts everyday
    and am so happy you show us the centimeters.
    I want to make a box this way this weekend.
    Thank you for all your videos.

  9. Carol Terrey says:

    What a brilliant box Sam. Love the peep hole. I love all the boxes you make, they are always varied. I’m going to try this one, fill it and give to a friend for a birthday.

  10. Love this box! I’ll have to make it for Easter gifts. Thank you.

  11. How do you keep coming up with these clever ideas? I wish I had such a fertile mind. Keep up the great work.

  12. What a great idea to have a box you can smell the candles in ,you are so clever colours are lovely,rounds friends to day for crafty day ,well tell an show them this one,as they are in to candles thank Sam x

  13. Love the beautiful box! Thank you for all of the brilliant paper crafting ideas! ✂️

  14. Lynda Arnall says:

    Thank you for showing us how to make this very clever tee light box.

  15. I Love it , I Love it , I Love it
    What a lovely candle box.
    Thank you Sam

  16. What a fantastic idea, thanks for sharing

  17. Jannicke Taerud says:

    I think I need to gift some tea lights 🙂

  18. Irma Hueber says:

    This is great, something to hold on as an idea for a present.

  19. Oooh….this is a bit special!! Love it xx

  20. Love the cut out corner, very clever!! Good size too, thank you!

  21. Christine Bettany says:

    This is a gorgeous box. Love the style and perfect for other small items. I don’t know how you keep coming up with these fantastic ideas.
    Love it and thanks for sharing.
    Christine xx

  22. Winifred Kennedy says:

    Love the box. Its unusual.

  23. Jennifer Newell says:

    Absolutely amazing box. I love how you get a sneak peek of the gift from the corner.

  24. Birgit Kjær says:

    Hello from Denmark
    oh my, this is a gorgeous little box. I´m have to make that.
    From Birgit in Denmark

  25. Birgit Kjær says:

    Hello from Denmark
    oh my, this is a gorgeous little box. I´m have to make that.

  26. Oh my gosh Sam love the peep box. Too bad we don’t have smell-o-vision.
    You have done a wonderful job!

  27. Love it, love it! I like mastering slightly fiddly boxes so this will be a project for next week!

  28. Daggi Mosler says:

    This is so good! Thank you for this great idea! Love the peep hole – and it is quite easy to make!

  29. Jennifer Neumann says:

    I’ll be making one to give to a friend who has a birthday on Valentines Day. Such a different nice idea.

  30. This box is really awesome!! Thanks Sam!!

  31. Barbara Gelder says:

    A great project will certainly be making this box. Thank you for all the videos you share hugs Bee

  32. You are so amazing. You are such an inspiration to me. I love all of you boxes, I love watching your videos, and I dream of being like you. I know that is creepy, over the top, but true. Once again, you are amazing.

  33. Lisa Sylvia says:

    WOW Sam, what an awesome box. I don’t know how you come up with these ideas, but I’m glad you do 🙂 I love your boxes, so creative. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Gloria Westerman says:

    How clever!!!! Would make a super nice gift….thank you for sharing…love it…

  35. Oh Sam, you clever girl you;>)

  36. Love, love, love this box! You are amazing, thank you x

  37. Love this box! I will be making it soon. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the pauses in your video so that I could capture what you did. So many times videos go by too fast to capture even if you try to pause and back up. Those extra few seconds really help 🙂

  38. gabriele hortner says:

    Absolute great this box. I will try it now. Greetings from Tirol Gabriele

  39. Wowzer, another great idea. I’m going to be busy, busy, busy !!!

  40. I love the peephole idea – ingenious! X

  41. Nat Eastop says:

    Love this!
    Fab gift
    Can’t wait to try this

  42. Twila Franklin says:

    Sam, I love this box. Thank you for all your help. Twila

  43. what a fantastic little box, I luv luv luv this!!

  44. kelly anderson says:

    I am sitting down right now to make this box love it

  45. Christina Johnston says:

    Love the projects that you come up with thanks

  46. Great box, thanks.

  47. Hi Sam – Love your projects, especially the ones I can use for my soaps and candles. I made this box this morning and noticed a wrong measurement. The first line should read 9-1/2″ not 6 1/2″

  48. Nannie Annie says:

    Lovely box Sam. I always like your boxes and the tutorials are always easy to follow. Thank you.

  49. Enjoy your tutorials immensely very informative thank you

  50. Tania Malone says:

    Enjoy all your tutorial in this projects and the ones before this,also want you to know that you are one of the best person to give a tutorial,thank you so much and keep up the great work.
    Tania Malone

  51. I really enjoy your projects and tutorials, thanks for making them.

  52. Julie McMillin says:

    Love this! You must have an amazing candle collection!

  53. This is one amazing candle box, very unique and oh so beautiful.
    I’ve been enjoying all of this videos Sam, fantastic projects on each one of them.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  54. Patrizia Görisch says:

    Dear Sam,

    always wunderful ideas. Love it.


  55. Jan Eidsmo says:

    I love your ideas and enjoy making them as you post them.
    Unfortunately I live in Minnesota in USA so I’m unable to purchase your products.

  56. This box is genius! Absolutely love it, this is definitely something I’ll use as a little gift. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  58. Beautiful, you have a real knack for making great boxes!

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