Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate-filled gift boxes

For Christmas, I made some little gift boxes for my son's kindy teachers and filled them with chocolates.  Quick, easy and very cute. 

I was shown how to make these simple boxes by a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Patrice Halliday-Larsen.  Rather than stamping, I have used double sided patterned paper instead.  You appreciate the pattern on both sides when you open the boxes up.

One sheet of standard 12 x 12 inch paper makes two boxes plus two small gift cards.  Each box requires about 40cm of ribbon.

Six gift boxes using Kaisercraft Christmas Spirit range

Gift box with co-ordinating card
So here's how to do it.....  cut a rectangle 15cm x 21cm.  Fold in half and score lines from that fold to the middle of both edges, so you get a diamond shape pattern (see photo below).

Score lines

Fold into a triangle box and punch holes in each side.  Fill with chocolates, thread ribbon through holes and tie in bow. 

Fold into triangle box and punch holes for ribbon

The little cards are made from the remaining paper from the two boxes.  Simply cut remaining paper in half and fold to make card.  I also rounded the corners on the cards. 


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