Have I ever told you how much I LOVE chocolate?!! For serious, people! Allow me to paint you a picture...I'm like Gollum, from Lord or the Rings, and chocolate is my precious. So if you think I look happy unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, then you should come over and see me unwrapping Reese's Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter filled hearts on Valentine's Day - oh my precious...
I had all my favorite chocolates picked out for Valentine's Day, but I had nothing to put them in until my dear friend showed me how to make these cute mini boxes! Thanks Stacie! They're easy to put together, and make for the perfect chocolate gift box!
If you love scrapbooking you probably already have everything you need for this project. If not, one quick trip to your local paper store and you're set!
Here's what you'll need:
- Card stock in white, red, and black
- An assortment of Hershey's Chocolate Hearts
- Martha Stewart border punch
- Bone folder
- Gold glitter washi tape
- Tape runner or adhesive
- Small heart punch (pictured)
- Large heart punch (not pictured)
- Ruler (not pictured)
- Foam squares (not pictured)
- Llama optional (find them at World Market)
Cut your white card stock 4 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches long.
Use a ruler to measure one inch in from each side. Then use your bone folder to vertically score each side of the card stock.
Turn your card stock horizontally, measure 2 inches from the left and make a vertical score from top to bottom. Continue scoring at the 3 inch mark, 5, inch mark and 6 inch mark.
Turn your card stock so that it's vertical.
Use your scissors to cut out boxes C and D. Let the scored lines guide you.
Cut either side of A and B up to the vertical scored lines but DO NOT REMOVE them.
To form your box, fold flap B over A, and flap C over B, gluing together with a tape runner as you go along.
Punch out borders using black card stock. Glue border to the inside of the flap of the box, and cut any excess trim.
Punch out large and small hearts. I used red card stock for the large hearts.
Tip! Roll out gold glitter washi tape (or any washi tape of your choice) on card stock, and punch out small hearts.
Glue the bottom half of the red heart to the front of the box. Be careful not to glue down the entire heart or you won't be able to close the box by tucking the flap behind the red heart. Next, use a 3D foam square to adhere a gold heart to the front.
Finally, fill with Hershey Chocolate sweethearts for your sweetheart!
Beware of llamas running away with your goods....so sneaky!