DIY Indian (Mithai) Sweet Boxes

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Whether it’s for Vaisakhi or another South Asian festival or even a wedding, we all know that the first thing we exchange is a mithai box. But after a while, don’t they all start to look the same? Well, we have a few ideas in our latest webisode that may help inspire you to make your own! A little ribbon, burlap, sticky jewels and decorative paper, go a long way in adding that personal touch. The best part? It’s so easy!

Watch our latest webisode above for more info!

Here are a few ideas! All you need is a little inspiration and a glue gun.

Using Burlap for Texture with Indian inspired Rangoli

Steps:

  • Purchase a plain box, or find one that’s small enough around your house for mithai
  • cut burlap from a roll and wrap each part (lid) and (box) separately using glue gun
  • use colourful ribbon in the centre
  • add one rangoli to centre on top and others on sides
  • add coloured tissue to bottom of the box
  • Add mithai
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Using Decorative Paper and Bling

  • Purchase a plain box, or find one that’s small enough around your house for mithai
  • Wrap each part (lid) and (box) separately using glue stick (or just wrap bottom)
  • use colourful rangoli on the side/middle
  • Add sticky bling patterns available at Michael’s stores for sides
  • add rangoli as option
  • add coloured tissue to bottom of the box
  • Add mithai

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Using Bangles and Petals

Steps:

  • Purchase a plain box, or find one that’s small enough around your house for mithai
  • Using a thick decorative ribbon
  • Tie a colourful ribbon in the centre and loop kids size bangles through (10-15 give the most colour)
  • add fake rose petals to the inside of the box
  • add coloured tissue for a single layer on top
  • Add mithai on top

Mithai Box

bangles


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