Saturday, February 12, 2011

LOVE Candy Bar Holder

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the DT is sharing the LOVE this week on the Tombow Blog.

I LOVE Tombow and am so blessed to be able to work with them and use their awesome products. In this post I'm going to share with you some new and new to me Tombow products.

I LOVE to do the holidays up big and have ever since my boys were little. You can see on my blog here, here, and here just some of the things I have done for my "boys" (DH included Ü) and friends. I also LOVE to make fun and simple little gifts for my friends and coworkers. Just a little something to show I care. Here is one of my favorite that I did for Tombow and gave to a friend.

In the past I've just found creative ways to wrap candy and this year I found this fun box that holds a large candy bar. It was so easy and simple to do, which is another thing I LOVE esp since I work full time during the school year.

I colored the image (Designed2Delight) with Tombow's Dual Brus Pens (numbers: 990, 800, 062, 026, 772, 192, blender) and one of their new colored pencils from the "Very Pale Tone" collection. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE to color with colored pencils, so you can just imaging how giddy I was when I learned Tombow would be carrying colored pencils! Ü

I'm still "new" at learning how to use the Dual Brush Pens, but a tip I have for you when shading is to take your lighter marker and brush it on your darker shade marker and then color. You won't ruin your markers doing this. Just color on some scrap paper til the darker color comes off.

I used Tombow's Mono Adhesive Power Bond to put the box together, Mono Adhesive Permanent to add the layers to the front of the box and the lacy edge to the inside of the box and adhere the ribbon, and Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to adhere the buttons.

I hope you enjoyed this project of things I LOVE and would LOVE to hear from you if you make one of these Candy Bar Holders.
Be sure to stop by the Tombow blog as they are giving away prizes every day this week.

We are also sharing the LOVE on Designed2Delights Card Ideas blog this week with Valentine ideas. Hop on over to see the GORGEOUS work the DT did and be sure to play along for a great prize!

This project is also for:
Pixie Cottage Ribbon Challenge
Do You Stack Up Ribbon Challenge


  1. What a lovely box to use as gifts and the candy bar fits perfectly, the dp is so pretty and I just love the ribbon you added under the image.

    I use a lot of Tombow products and I'm looking forward to trying the new pencils.

  2. lovely smart project!!!
    thanks for sharing at the pixie cottage

  3. oh cute and oh so yummy! I'm pretty sure you have my addy! LOL!

  4. great project Debbie, looks lovely
    thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week


  5. Beautiful little project. Neat little box--good find! I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU RIBBONS challenge and hope to see you again!

  6. Hi Debbie! I love your project, very creative and sweet. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU! Janna

  7. I loved this project! So much so that I made one for my boyfriend for Valentines Day. Thank you for the inspiration. :D

    Jennifer in Miami :D

  8. now that's a great project!!!

    kitten DYSU team

  9. Wonderful! I like the softnes of the candy bar holder. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


  10. this is really gorgoues great image and beautiful papers,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  11. Super cute card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)