DIY Valentine Chocolate Boxes

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So obviously, the Valentine special I’m sharing today is not a recipe. I repeat: this is not a recipe. I did not make homemade chocolates for these boxes nor will I ever. Hershey’s Nuggets do the job perfectly. But the idea is so clever and unique that I wanted to share.

I’ve been using these chocolate boxes for a few years now for everything from tokens of gratitude (the chocolates inside are just enough to spell THANK_YOU perfectly) to simple Happy Birthday gifts for friends.

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The lovely part? VALENTINE has nine letters – just like the nine chocolates that nestle so neatly inside the boxes. A perfect vehicle to wish a special teacher, friend or loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day. I adorn my boxes with a simple swash of tied ribbon but you could get as scrapbooky, creative and design-overload as you would like. I minimally spelled VALENTINE inside the box but adding a tag on the top that reads: “Be My…” would allow the recipient to slide out the chocolates and read the rest of the message.

These are going to be our teacher gifts for Valentine’s Day this year and my plan is to cut out simple white boxes for my boys to decorate on their own with stickers and markers for their teachers.

Below, you’ll find a DIY tutorial on how to create these lovely little chocolate boxes as well as the files you’ll need to download to do so. Any way you look at it, these are pretty easy-peasy and make a unique and fun little Valentine gift.

Get your craft on and go to it!

Files You’ll Need:
LETTER STRIPS
PDF Version (not editable) or Word Version (editable)
*The font I used in the Word version is Howser, a free download is available HERE*

BOX BOTTOM
**Important Note! Thanks to Kenzie, a reader, for figuring this out, but if you are printing from the .pdf files make sure that the drop-down box next to the Page Scaling option says “none” – otherwise, the box will print too short to fit the 9 chocolates. Thanks for the help, Kenzie!
PDF Version

BOX TOP WRAP-A-ROUND
**Important Note! Thanks to Kenzie, a reader, for figuring this out, but if you are printing from the .pdf files make sure that the drop-down box next to the Page Scaling option says “none” – otherwise, the box will print too short to fit the 9 chocolates. Thanks for the help, Kenzie!
PDF Version

SILHOUETTE SD FILES
Click HERE to download the Silhouette SD cut files for the chocolate boxes.

*Don’t forget the chocolates! Nine of the Hershey’s Nuggets fit perfectly in each box.*