……you never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump in “Forrest Gump” (1994)
This is so very true and the one thing better than a box of chocolates, is chocolates that have been beautifully packaged. Using small squares of double sided scrap booking paper (5 x 5 inches), you can quickly create these little chocolate boxes – perfect for an individual treat.
I have made mine out of some Martha Stewart scrap booking paper that I purchased from Spotlight. They are going to be used at our next dinner party – simple and elegant!
I had some Christmas paper in my stash, and the boxes are the perfect size to hold a chocolate coin.
Here is a template if you would like to make your own. Each square represents one inch. Simply draft the template onto cardstock, and use it as a template to draw the shape onto 5 x 5 inch squares of paper. Fold each flap inwards and overlap them to form a little box.
Thanks to my husband for this idea. He recently returned from a business trip with a sample box that the hotel had left on his pillow (minus the chocolate mint unfortunately!!).
Edited Update 07/2012 – Check out this post for the downloadable template
Posted by Lisa