It’s that time again . . . chocolate is in the air as Ashland prepares for the Oregon Chocolate Festival which starts on Friday. And what could be more perfect for a Chocolate Festival than boxes for Chocolate?
Some of my boxes I’ll be demonstrating how to make in the lobby of the Ashland Springs Hotel during the First Friday Art Walk.
It’s been a busy week. I’ve been making boxes and testing box templates to share during the First Friday Art Walk.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming later this month, I had to make some green triangle boxes, still perfect for chocolate.
I’ve teamed up again this year with Dagoba Chocolate (wonderful, wonderful chocolate) to showcase my boxes. And new this year, I’ve also teamed up with the Ashland Springs Hotel where the Oregon Chocolate Festival is happening. I’ll be demonstrating making my boxes in the hotel lobby from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday during the First Friday Art Walk.
These boxes have a paper flower as a bow. The ribbon and bow easily slip off and back on the box can be reused again and again.
I even designed a new box this week, the Clover-Fold box. I made it the perfect size to hold one of the little Dagoba Chocolate Tasting Squares.
I designed this little box to hold one of the little Dagoba Chocolate Tasting Squares. I call them Dagoba Mini’s.
Scrappy Craft, an art store in Phoenix, Oregon, had a sale on Saturday. I went and found some wonderful scrapbook paper that made into wonderful little boxes like the one below.
I love this scrapbook paper I found on sale at Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, Oregon.
I’m sharing the links to the blog posts where I show how to make most of these boxes at the end of this blog post. I’m also including the links to just the templates.
I call this box my Truffle Box. It’s just the right size to hold a chocolate truffle.
I’m having so much fun making boxes and more boxes this week. And I love using my paste paper to make boxes.
This is my little tower of boxes.
One of my favorite boxes is the Crown Jewel Heart Box, which is shown in the photo below. It works so well with a double sided paper.
This is my Crown Jewel Heart Box.
If you’re in the Ashland area, stop by the Ashland Springs Hotel where I’ll be demonstrating during the First Friday Art Walk. And also stop by my studio at the Ashland Art Center where Paul will be demonstrating how to make chocolate mice from Hershey’s Kisses.
Here are the links to the blog posts and the templates for each of the boxes I have made templates for.
Truffle Box Blog Post
Truffle Box template
Crown Jewel Heart Box Blog Post
Crown Jewel Heart Box template
Triangle Box Blog Post
Folded Triangle Box template
Clover-Fold Blog Post
Clover-Fold box template