Pootles Advent Countdown #19 Ikea Candle No Glue Tuck & Close Box Tutorial

Pootles Advent Countdown #19 Ikea Candle No Glue Tuck & Close Box Tutorial

It’s a no glue, tuck’ n close, fold flat box! Yes, I’m sticking my 3 ‘known for’ traits all inside one project. Got to love that haven’t you!

I’ve made lots of variants of this box over the past year or so now, all different sizes and for all different goodies, but when Chris and I had a trip to Ikea recently to buy bedroom furniture for the children, we spotted that they had their Christmas range out.

Oh my nose!!! These smell amazing! It’s the Vintner range of candles, and I could only see them in tea lights (there is a distinct possibility that I may have bought 10 packs of them) and they’re divine! Difficult to give a written description of the scent – sort of winter berry with the merest tiniest undertone of cinnamon (and I hate cinnamon, so it’s not overpowering) and they’re wonderful!

So that led me to make this box for you!


It holds 8 of the tealights, and if you’re a Yankee Candle fan or buy other brands in plastic cup holders, you’ll still fit 8 in.


And how cute is the closure? Tuck ‘n Close!!

I love the look of the boxes, and I certainly love the stamping on the front – thank you Stampin’ Write Markers for making this so easy!

S xx

Cardstock – 11 x 6-14 (28 x 16cm)

Score on the LONG side at 3-14, 4-3/4, 8, 9-1/2″ (8, 12, 20, 24cm)

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

DSP – 3 x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5cm)

Finished dimensions – 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 1-1/2″ (8 x 8 x 4cm)


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  1. Jackie Powell says:

    I am not the only one that hates the smell of cinnamon! Garden centres at Christmas get me wound up…

  2. Love the boxes Xx

  3. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Gorgeous, love the box and wow, nice size for 8 candles.

  4. I just love this box.

  5. Great box Sam and such a unique closure.

  6. Love this box, would love to see a smaller one.

  7. Oh another no adhesive box, and I love it. Thanks for another lovely project and video

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