Here is a fun project perfect for Valentine’s day or any other special occasion!
3 11/16 x 8 ½ piece of cardstock for box base
2 ½ x 2 ½ piece of cardstock (2 – 1 for lid and 1 for base)
2 5/16 x 2 5/16 piece of patterned paper
7 ½ x 5/8 strip of cardstock
Score the cardstock box base on the long side at 2”, 4” and 8”. Turn 90 degrees and score the other way at 2” and 3”. Cut out the pieces marked with an X in the diagram. Cut along the 3 short score lines at the bottom (just until the next score line).
Now, fold along score lines. To assemble the box, glue the small tabs together. If desired, cut notches out of the corners of the 2 square base and lid pieces, plus the patterned paper. Attach the patterned paper to one lid piece. Now glue the lid to the top flap of the box. Glue the base piece to the bottom of the box.
For the strap that holds the box closed, score the long strip of cardstock at 1 ½”, 2 ½”, 5”, and 6”. Decorate strip as desired. Glue ends together and slide over box. I added a decorative flower to the top of the strip, but you can decorate it however you wish! This box will hold 3-4 Ghiradelli chocolate squares.