Tutorial | Chocolate Box | Sandpaper Road
Turn an empty chocolate box or shoe box into a beautiful new gift! I use the cover papers from Craft O’Clock and the “Frosty Sparking” paper collection to create a holiday gift! And there’s even a hidden pocket inside for a creative surprise!
Start with the “Frosty Sparking” paper collection by Craft O’Clock and two of their exclusive cover papers. The cover papers come in a variety of sizes to fit your project needs. For this project, I used two large #6 covers. I covered the top and the bottom of the box using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and Scor-Tape (using a basic method similar to wrapping a present).
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Cover the exposed inside area by adhering paper from the “Frosty Sparking” collection. I used the 30,5 cm x 30,5 cm (12” x 12”) collection because it best fit my box. Lightly trace the outside of the box, and then cut 1,27 cm (1/2”) INSIDE all of the traced lines. It doesn’t matter the size of the box you use if you trace and cut 1,27 cm (1/2”) INSIDE the traced lines.
Inside the top lid of the box, adhere a pocket cut-out from the “Junk Journal Extras to Cut” set. This angled pocket will hold a surprise folio cut from the paper collection and folded accordion-style. To create the folio, cut a piece of patterned paper from the collection to 28,58 cm x 16,51 cm (11-1/4” x 6-1/2”). Score at 9,53 cm (3-3/4”) and at 19,05 cm (7-1/2”). Then fold accordion-style. This folio will fit perfectly inside the pocket.
Embellish the front cover with additional pieces from the “Junk Journal Extras to Cut” set, fussy cut elements from the “Extras to Cut 1 & 2” and also from the “Flowers 22”. I use a combination of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and hot glue to adhere my embellishments.
Fill with your favorite chocolate and tie with a ribbon! That’s it! The paper and embellishments are so beautiful that you don’t need to do much. I think covering the box with the cover paper took the most effort, and that wasn’t any more difficult than wrapping a gift.
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Complete Supply List
Frosty Sparking Paper Collection:
30,5 cm x 30,5 cm (12” x 12”);
Extras to Cut 1 & 2;
Junk Journal Extras to Cut;
Flowers 22 (XXII);
(2) Craft O’Clock Covers #6;
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive;
Scor-Tape .64 cm (1/4”) and 1,27 cm (1/2”);
Hot glue gun/glue sticks;
Scissors by Tonic 12,7 cm (5”) detail scissors and 22,86 cm (9”);
Glitter & ribbon.