Looking for a cute way to give out those handmade goodies to your favorite Valentine?
Read more to learn how to make a gift box out of cardstock paper in just a few easy folds. We’ve also included a quick tutorial of how to make chocolate covered strawberries for a quick and easy treat.
Follow these few steps below to make an origami box, then fill with chocolate covered strawberries in just a few minutes!
What you need:
- 12” x 12” Cardstock paper
- Wax paper
- Chocolate chips
- Plastic straw or toothpicks
- Wilton Candy Melts
- Small squeeze bottles
Step 1 – Take your 12” x 12” piece of paper (pattern side down) and fold in half – bringing one parallel side to the other. Then fold the other half in the same way. Open and place the paper with the pattern side face down.
Step 2 – Using the folds as your guide, fold each of the four corners in to the center. You should see the pattern now.
Step 3 – Fold the left and right sides of the square in to the centerline.
Step 4 – Fold the top down to the center and the bottom up to the center. Your paper should resemble the below image.
Step 5 – Now, we will “undo” the last two and a half steps. You should have something that resembles the below image with just the two corners folded in to the center.
Step 6 – Take the top two corners of the paper (not the top most point) and fold inwards. Pull the two edges of the paper up while folding inwards to create the first two sides of the box.
Step 7 – Fold the top flap down and in to create the third side of the box.
Step 8 – Flip the box around and repeat the previous step to create the fourth and final side of the box.
For the chocolate covered strawberries:
Step 9 – In a small glass bowl, melt the chocolate chips.
Step 10 – Place a toothpick or plastic straw into the strawberries and dip in the melted chocolate. Place on a piece of wax paper to dry completely.
Step 11 – Using squeeze bottles, drizzle Wilton Candy Melts overtop of the chocolate covered strawberries.
Step 12 – Let dry completely. Place a small piece of wax paper into the box and place the chocolate covered strawberries into the origami box.
Once the goodies are gone, and believe me they won’t last long, you can use this origami box to organize loose crayons or markers. We made a few extra boxes to hold markers, craft supplies, stickers, etc.