Let me start off by telling you that I came up with the idea to make a DIY Mexican candy gift box because the folks at Mi Pueblo Food Center sent me gift cards to spend at any one of their stores and I will use any excuse to buy Mexican candy.*
If you have never been to a Mi Pueblo store, imagine that a typical U.S. grocery store got married to a bustling Latin American fresh food market and had a love child that they named Mi Pueblo.
You can shop for all the regular things you would shop for at a “regular” grocery store with the added bonus of being able to find your favorite Latino foods throughout as well.
I mean just check out some of their Mexican candy offerings, you can’t get this at that store that rhymes with SefGuey.
Every time I go it’s like I died and went to Mexican candy heaven.
This time around I thought I would share the wealth by making Mexican candy gift boxes decorated with lotería cards. I love that they are so versatile too because they work for Valentines Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, hostess gifts and you get the picture.
I invite you to make your own. Check out the instructions and video below.
DIY Mexican Candy Gift Box
- Cardboard box (upcycle a delivery box and the packing materials it came with)
- Mexcian candies and treats of your choice
- Lotería game cards
- Shredded paper for stuffing the box
Cut the top flaps off of a cardboard box, then use glue or tape to cover the sides with Mexican lotería game cards.
Once the outside of the box is covered, fill the inside to the very top with packaging materials and shredded paper. Go high with the filling in the box or the candy will sink into the box and you won’t be able to see it over the edges.
Start placing the Mexican treats you selected inside the box. Start from the back and move your way forward.
Display the candy so that the box looks like it’s bursting with YUM.
It’s as simple as that. Press play to watch the process in action.
330 Bellam Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901
*I received gift cards to shop at Mi Pueblo and no other compensation. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
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