DIY Truffle Box – with Template

This Truffle Box (named because my friends said it was perfect for a single truffle) was made from one of my scanned paste papers.

This Truffle Box (named because my friends said it was perfect for a single truffle) was made from one of my scanned paste papers.

My friend, Nancy, introduced me to this cute little box years ago. She showed me how to make it by using an 8 1/2″ by 11″ piece of paper and drawing all the lines in with a pencil and ruler.  And even though that’s how I have been making this little box for years, when I decided to share it on my blog, I figured it would be easier if I made a template you could download.

For this Truffle Box I used watercolor on printmaking paper. I cut a slit in the front flap and threaded wire ribbon through it and scrunched the ribbon to look like a bow.

For this Truffle Box I used watercolor on printmaking paper. I cut a slit in the front flap and threaded wire ribbon through it and scrunched the ribbon to look like a bow.

I painted, using a roller, on the piece of paper I used to make this Truffle Box.

I painted, using a roller, on the piece of paper I used to make this Truffle Box.

This is a speckled piece of card stock. Even a fairly plain piece of paper can make a lovely Truffle Box.

This is a speckled piece of card stock. Even a fairly plain piece of paper can make a lovely Truffle Box. Note that I used a corner rounder on the front flap of this box.

This Truffle Box was made with one of my paste papers. I cut a slit in the front flap and threaded the ribbon through it, then tied the bow.

This Truffle Box was made with one of my paste papers. I cut a slit in the front flap and threaded the ribbon through it, then tied the bow.

In this photo I show how you fold the box. It can be a little difficult to understand how to fold the box the first time around, so I hope this helps.

In this photo I show how you fold the box. It can be a little difficult to understand how to fold the box the first time around, so I hope this helps.

If you’re like my friends, you probably think that the best thing to put in boxes is chocolate. This box is no exception. My friends named it a Truffle Box for  it’s sheer perfection in holding a delicate truffle. I’m not at entirely certain that all the Truffle Boxes made it to their intended recipients, though.

This Truffle Box works best if you use card stock. It can be made with a heavy text paper, but could need a reinforcing square in the bottom of the box.

It's easy to make the box look extra special with gold thread and beads that match the color of your Truffle Box.

It’s easy to make the box look extra special with gold thread and beads that match the color of your Truffle Box.

Click here to download the Truffle Box template.

Enjoy, Candy

2 responses to “DIY Truffle Box – with Template

  1. Love this little box! Just made one – thanks for the template. 🙂

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