SpringWatch 2018 Rainbow Builder Votive Candle Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 Rainbow Builder Votive Candle Box Tutorial

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – RAINBOW BUILDER DIES – details on how to enter at the bottom

Has anyone else clocked that Yankee Candle’s new Spring collection contains a fragrance called Rainbow Cookie? I nearly fell off my chair when I spotted it and I couldn’t be happier. Partial as I am to a nice candle and to rainbows, it’s wonderful to see the 2 paired together.

I don’t really do pastel rainbows all that often in my crafting, so it was nice to bring one into play with this box.

Of course, it’s nice to make a different version on camera, so I hope you like my little twist on it. Kicking the rule book out the window again….!

Votive candles tend to come in one similar size, so even if you don’t shop with Yankee Candles, this project should suit most variety of votive.

And if you don’t want to put a candle in it, you could keep the sides closed and simply have it as a great treat box!

Happy Sunday everyone!

S x

Paper – 8.5 x 6″ (21 x 15cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2, 4, 6, 8″ (5, 10, 15, 20cm)

MARK on the LONG side at 1, 5″ (2.5, 12.5cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.75, 4.5, 5.5″ (4, 11, 14cm)

Dimensions when finished – 2 x 2 x 2.5″ (5 x 5 x 7cm)

Sale a Bration Details HERE

Pootles SpringWatch 2018 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 2018
  • *You can enter every day should you wish
  • *multiple orders on the same day will each receive 5 entries EACH TIME 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 Donald

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Michaela Jones says:

    Love the Yankee candle rainbow box Sam. Rainbows for me have a special meaning…..I know when I see rainbows, my mum is near and watching over me

  2. I love all of your projects and so enjoy following your videos. My absolute favourite is the Hershey style box that you made several years ago. I have made it many times to give as a gift.

  3. Linda Castree says:

    A lovely Sunday morning project! Thanks Sam.

  4. Anouk Talsma says:

    This is lovely.

  5. Oh wow! my fave project so far – love! so lovely! so many options with this box! 🙂 x

  6. Rosemarie steeds says:

    Love all your demos . Like you I am a huge Yankee candle fan ,I have a cupboard full of them love this votive box.x

  7. What a great idea. The rainbow builder dies look fantastic as an embellishment to these lovely boxes.

  8. Lin Willcocks says:

    Just what we need on these wet gloomy days. So very pretty, bright and you just have to smile with the feel good factor, even if the box was empty!
    Well done Sam. You are such an inspiration! I just love it. Would be great for an easter egg too!

  9. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Pootles Tutorials are the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow..
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful skills, I look forward the each and everyone and this is just beautiful

  11. Nicola Davis says:

    I love the box idea, new to this website after seeing a project on Pinterest. Will definitely be saving to my favourites

  12. I am alway inspired by you. Another lovely project. Thank you for sharing

  13. Love it, thank you for sharing. 🙂

  14. Carol Butler says:

    Oh my, this is just adorable! Love love love the rainbow!!! Another fab tutorial xx

  15. Well, you’re certainly talented. This is a cute project….been thinking about buying that rainbow set, now with this video….you’ve made it a must to have. Hugs, Syl xxxooo

  16. Wendy Parker says:

    Was looking for something new to try and came across your ideas on you tube – what a fabulous inspiration your ideas are – can’t wait to give them a go – you are so talented

  17. Hi Sam!! Please we score on the short side at 4 1/4 or 4 1/2?

  18. Oooooooooooooopsssssss!!! I already ordered the unicorn candles from Amazon . . . Which is the box Nuritt refers to as “Hershey style box”? Sniff! Sniff! I did not know you a few years ago.

  19. So pretty and easy to make

  20. Julie Saunders says:

    So pretty, lovely for a small gift.

  21. The best present for anyone for any occasion. I constantly have a pile for quick presents, I LOVE this box idea the window part really adds something special to the whole present,and the colours are fab. Must order this suite quickly!Thankyou x

  22. Jacqui Worth says:

    Hi Sam, I look forward to your emails and tutorials. Your an inspiration.. Rainbows, Sunsets and Sunrises are natures wonders..

  23. Cynthia Cole says:

    Cute box and love the rainbow builder dies.

  24. Camilla Fisher says:

    Absolutely love the rainbow dies – will wait to see if I win them before ordering any!

  25. Geraldine says:

    Lovely set of dies and beautiful paper expertly used – TFS

  26. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    0ooouuuuh…. so cute…. I definitely love that set have to have it… will match with the magical set I already have…. 🙂 actually you can use it with so many sets.
    The project is perfect with those lovely candles. I had the chance to smell them at a professional salon in Paris 2 weeks ago…when I saw them I had a little thought for you Sam…. 😉
    Thank you for this lovely box and the little tips you give….

  27. Love the box love the paper ,Thanks Sam

  28. Hi Sam,
    Your tutorials are an inspiration for me. Love the dies!

  29. Cilla Simms says:

    Lovely, great for a small gift ❤️

  30. Carmen Sawers says:

    Great tip for cutting two circle apertures at once! I didn’t realise that the punches were that strong. Thanks again for expanding my crafting knowledge.

  31. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Such a cute box, love how you punch circles around it. Love it.

  32. Lisa Sylvia says:

    *punched*, lol

  33. Alexis Smith says:

    Like you Sam, I adore rainbows! I love this project so much! Thanks for sharing xxx

  34. Jannicke Taerud says:

    Love it, love it, love it 🙂 Will definitely try to make one!

  35. Katie Mayer says:

    Love these…I’m mad for rainbows right now. Thanks for your creativity

  36. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  37. I love making boxes. TFS

  38. Oh this is so cute!!! I love the colors and the little rainbow is just lovely!

  39. Christina Schofield says:

    Gotta love a rainbow

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