Sweet Storybook Stocking Stuffer Free Printable

Christmas is only 13 days away!  Yikes!  I'm not ready?  Are you?

Unfortunately, I can't help you get your gifts purchased, and I can't help you get your family traditions and service projects checked off your list.  Fortunately, I can help you with a fun stocking stuffer idea and maybe help you save a little cash!

DIY Sweet Storybook Stocking Stuffer Idea {Download the free printable to create the book-shaped box, and then fill it with your kiddo's favorite candy.} OneCreativeMommy.com #stockingstufferideas #christmas #lifesavers

When I was a kid, my favorite stocking stuffer was the Lifesavers Sweet Storybook.  It came with 10 packs of lifesavers--the traditional 5 flavors (which included my favorite flavor--lime--the taste that is sadly missing from the modern lifesaver pack), Butter Rum, Pep-o-Mint, Wint-O-Green, Tropical Fruit and Cherry.  My favorites were Butter Rum and Wint-o-Green, and I always tried to trade the Cherry, Pep-O-Mint and Tropical Fruit packs with my brother and sisters.   Anyone else remember those story books?

When it came time to find stocking stuffers for my kids, I was sad to learn that Lifesaver Story Books cost $2.50 each, and they contain only six packs of candy with three different flavors.  I was totally bummed.

I am a self-proclaimed cheap skate.  $2.50 is more than I want to spend on a stocking stuffer--especially if it doesn't live up to my childhood expectations.  I decided to make my own, and I'm sharing it with you.  (The best part is that you can fill it with any candy you want!)

DIY Sweet Storybook Stocking Stuffer Idea and Printable

DIY Sweet Storybook Stocking Stuffer Idea {Download the free printable to create the book-shaped box, and then fill it with your kiddo's favorite candy.} OneCreativeMommy.com #stockingstufferideas #christmas #lifesavers

Step 1:  Download and print my free printable.  (There are two options for the inside box--one with an easy maze, and one with a more difficult version.)

Click here to download the Sweet Storybook Free Printable

Step 2:  Follow the instructions for assembly included with the download.

Step 3:  Fill the box with your child's favorite candy.

Step 4:  Close the box by tucking the tabs from the outer box into the inner box, or glue the tabs from the outer box to the inner box.

Step 5:  Add it to your child's stocking!  (I think you probably could have figured out that step on your own!)

I hope you like the printable!  Thanks for popping by!  While you're here, check out some other gift ideas for Christmas.  (Images are linked.)

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  1. Absolutely adorable! Beautiful graphics and wonderful presentation! I love the option of including our own choice of candy.
    I remember the Life Savers books too. They were gifts from my grandparents - always at Christmas. The butter rum flavor was my favorite. Interesting, but I never bought them for my own daughters. I don't remember if I didn't see them or just never thought of buying them!
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  2. I love that Riesen's Teacher gift and would have loved that when I was a teacher.
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  3. How fantastic! Thank you for sharing, Heidi! You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over to check out your feature. Here is the link to the Showcase. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_22.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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