Chocolate boxes are a classic way to package chocolates and other confections. But how do you make a chocolate box?
However, making a chocolate box is not that much difficult! In fact, many of us have made these boxes at home. It takes time to make these boxes and create beautiful designs on them, but it is worth it.
Chocolate boxes are usually made of cardboard, with a plastic cover or window to protect the chocolates inside and make them look appetizing. You can buy these types of boxes at any craft store or online. The last thing you want is your chocolates to fall through and end up in someone's gift bag.
If you would like to make your homemade chocolates, you can choose from various shapes and sizes that range from basic to more ornate. The best part is that it does not take much effort to whip up a batch at home, and the results are sure to please everyone on your list—even those with a severe sweet tooth.
There are many ways to make chocolate boxes, but we, as enthusiasts, filtered out the easiest ways for you. This method is straightforward and does not require much effort or time.
Supplies Needed for Chocolate Box
With just a few basic supplies, you can create a custom chocolate box as a gift. To help you get started, we have compiled the list of supplies you will need to make a chocolate box.
- Cardboard Paper
- Double-Sided Tape
- Wrapping Papers
7 Simple Steps to Make a Perfect Chocolate Box
Making your chocolate boxes is inexpensive and straightforward, and they make great gifts. Follow these steps to make your chocolate boxes:
Step 1: Make the Template of Your Box out of Paper
- The first step is to make a template for the box out of paper. You can do this by folding a piece of paper in half, then folding it again to form four equal squares. Then cut out the squares and unfold them to have one large square with four smaller squares on each side. Trim off any excess paper from the edges.
- Next, trace your template onto your material. Cut out the shape as neatly as possible, taking care not to tear or damage your material when cutting out each corner.
- Glue together two opposite sides of your box at once using masking tape while leaving the two flaps opened. This will help you ensure that they line up correctly while gluing them together permanently later on.
Step 2: Slip in a Piece of Tissue Paper
- Cut a piece of tissue paper that fits snugly down into the bottom of your box. Smooth it over the bottom of your box and fold up its edges, so they are even with the edges of the box itself.
- Seal up one end of your tissue paper with glue or double-sided tape, then glue down any loose corners, so everything stays tight inside your chocolate box when you are finished with it.
Step 3: Cut out Pieces for the Box out of Fabric
- Cut out your pieces for the box out of fabric. You will need two sides, a bottom and a top which will also form the lid.
- Sew together the two pieces of fabric for each side, leaving an opening for turning at the bottom edge. Turn right side out and press. Stitch up the opening so that it is secure.
- Fold in half lengthwise and sew up both sides and across the top edge.
Step 4: Glue on Your Pieces to Make the Box
- Glue on the straws to make handles for your chocolate box. Place some glue on one end of each straw and push it firmly into place on one side of your base or lid.
- Add another line of glue along the length of each handle so that they are secure in place when they dry out later on.
Step 5: Fill the Box with Chocolates
- Fill your chocolate box with chocolates and other sweets. You can find many different types of chocolates at the stores, including truffles, caramels, bonbons, and more.
- You can also get creative and make your candies at home. If you want to make something more personal, you can add small notes or drawings inside the box. This will make your gift even more special for someone who receives it.
Step 6: Fold the Flaps in and Close the Box
- Now you are ready to fold your chocolate box. The secret is to fold the flaps of cardboard together first and then close them up.
- Hold the box's flaps and bring them together so that they overlap, like a book being closed.
- Now push down on both flaps at once to flush with each other.
- Now all you have to do is push down on each flap at once and fold it into a box shape.
- If you are having difficulty closing the box, try using a pair of scissors to trim any excess cardboard. If there is too much cardboard inside the box, it can prevent it from closing correctly.
Step 7: Add Decorative Elements to Your Chocolate Box
- To make the box look more beautiful, you can add some decorative elements on top of it.
- You can glue different types of wrapping papers on the top of your chocolate box to give it an exciting look.
- Place your ribbon over one side of the flap and secure it with a glue gun if you want it to remain in place permanently, or staple it down if you want it to be removable so that it can be used again later on.
Ways to Add Personal Touch to Chocolate Box
Messages: You can print an inspiring quote inside and outside of the box or even write a letter in a particular font to make it stand out.
Icons: You can add little icons—like hearts for a romantic gesture or palm trees for a vacation theme—to the outside of your box to give it some flair and make it cute.
Theme: Choose one that matches the recipient's interests. If they are into sports, why not go with baseballs or footballs? Many different options are available, so it should not be too hard to find something perfect for any occasion.
Name: Make sure they know who sent them this delicious present by writing their name on each piece inside so everyone knows who put together such a fantastic gift.
Which Kind of Chocolate Does Not Melt in the Chocolate Box?
The best types of chocolates to add to your box are those that do not melt quickly in warm weather. Some chocolates are more fragile to heat than others, so they can melt even with the most careful handling.
Think about how likely each chocolate is to melt as you put it in your cart at the store—because chocolate has a high melting point; dark chocolate is less likely to melt than milk or white chocolate. Dark chocolate is also rich in flavonoids, which are compounds that may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving blood flow to the brain and other organs.
About THE AUTHOR
Lori has been a Culinary Arts instructor for twenty years. She has taught in the public school setting, at the collegiate level and through adult continuing education as well as running several cooking and baking camps for children. She has participated in several cooking, cake & chocolate contests and has been well recognized. She has raised thousands of dollars for charities using the byline “Saving the World one Cupcake at a Time”. Additionally, she has had several articles regarding food published in various magazines.Read More About Lori Gilmore