How To Make a Birthday Box Candy'Gram

Monday, August 29, 2016

We celebrated two birthdays in our family this week,
one being my Step-FIL's 70th!

He loves sweets, and I wanted to add a little something special
to his annual, usual, mundane gift of two shirts.  
I mean... what do you get a man who already has everything he wants?

I found several candy'gram posters for birthdays on Pinterest,
and also had a list from years ago, with a message made from candy bar names,
but they just didn't seem befitting.
And several of the candy bars used for the grams were hard to find.

So I decided to make my own Birthday Candy'Gram!
Instead of making a poster or using a bag,
I opted for a decorative cardboard box, found at Dollar Tree to hold the candy.

Wrote a few verses of my own
showcasing candy bars and gum that I knew he would like.

Used crinkled paper gift filler to fill the empty spots in the box...

...and after contemplating between a black or yellow bow to complete the
package, chose the later, and secured the gram message into place with hot glue.

Just so happens,
M&M's is celebrating 75 years,
so I added "And look on the bright side, you're still younger than M&M's!"  :)

I must confess, the pack of Extra gum disappeared somewhere between
 the store and home.  Meant to pick up another pack, but forgot.

But for less than $8.00,
a cute Birthday Box Candy'Gram was created!
You can hardly buy a birthday card for much less than that!

And my Step-FIL, he absolutely loved it!


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  1. Rhonda this is such a cute idea and it can be used on so many wonderful occasions. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. This is adorable! Pinning to remember. There are certain people who are so hard to think of a gift for but this works for everyone. :)

  3. Rhonda - This is so, so perfect! The idea, the note, the candy. :)

  4. Rhonda, I love this idea and who doesn't love candy!! Thanks for sharing and have a great week, Pam @ Everyday Living

  5. I love this Rhonda, the way you tied the candy names into the greeting is insanely clever!! Very fun idea!

  6. Who wouldn't want to receive this as a gift?! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. This is such a great and fun idea for a birthday gift Rhonda!! :)
    Thanks for taking the time to share this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  8. This is such a cute idea! I remember my daughters making me a poster like your verses, with the candy attached, for Mother's Day, one year. They told me I was an "Almond Joy"!!!

  9. We have three grandchildren with birthday's coming up soon and I know they would love a box filled with candy. Their parents might not be so happy about it but oh well! Thanks so much for sharing your links with us at Celebrate Your Story!

  10. This is adorable and . . . sweet. Literally sweet.

  11. I love the attachment. So very clever!! (and of course, it looks yummy!)

  12. Such a cute idea. I'm sure your Step FIL loved it. Clever want use the names of the candy in your poem. Thanks so sharing at Your Inspired Design.


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