Valentine’s Craft: Homemade Box of Chocolate

We all know the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift: a box of chocolate, right? How boring!

With a little creativity, some paper, address labels, and some stamps, you can make your own custom box of chocolate using the same method I shared for my business cards.

Valentines-craftIs that not the cutest box of chocolate ever? This was actually the craft at our MOPS meeting last week, so I am not the brains behind this adorableness.  But I just had to share this fun and frugal Valentine’s gift idea!

Any small box will do, but this particular box was created from a die-cut, then embellished with stamps on all sides.

Valentine's Craft 006Inside are those delightful Hershey’s nuggets, each wrapped in a pre-printed address label. The labels are stamped generously, without any particular pattern to give it that artsy feel.

Valentine's Craft 009Any mushy saying will do, but these chocolates display one of my favorite scriptures… 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

This is one box of chocolate my husband will never forget!

What would your box of chocolates say?

Linked to: Works for Me Wednesday and DIY Day.

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. How adorably SWEET! You are so creative!

  2. Fantastic! Those look great, A!
    .-= Amy @ Amy Loves It!´s last blog ..WW: A View from Above… =-.

  3. That is SO CUTE! I especially love the box. I’ve done the chocolates before — but I really like how you mentioned to stamp them without any particular pattern. So much cuter than mine.
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..No more unloading dirty dishes. *WFMW* =-.

  4. That is just too incredibly cute!! Love it!

  5. This present could melt a heart this valentines.

  6. Great idea! and memorable gift.

  7. This is just too adorable. I love it.
    .-= Mamie Pack´s last blog ..So in love =-.

  8. This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
    .-= Shelly Henley´s last blog ..Babies are Not Safe =-.

  9. I love it!! What an easy, fun craft and gift!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Looking to Make Some Extra Money Working from Home? =-.

  10. I love this idea! I am going to try to make this for my boyfriend… he loves chocolate!
    .-= Melisse´s last blog ..Easy way to make some extra cash! =-.

  11. Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says:

    I love this idea and I needed that scriptural reminder. Thank you!
    .-= Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms´s last blog ..My Son’s Sticker Collection =-.

  12. This could also be used for a bridal shower!!! So adorable!
    .-= Candi´s last blog ..The Daily Grind: Future Clothing Purchases =-.

  13. I love this idea! Would you possibly post the template for the verses–I know this is asking alot but it would save me loads of time! If there is some way to repay you I will be glad to-promise!

  14. They turned out SO cute Alyssa! Mwah!

    Alyssa, I will email you the label template, I see it was requested.

    For FREE nugget box templates go to, and search for “nugget boxes” – you’ll find LOADS of templates for boxes of all shapes and sizes. In fact, you’ll find loads of free templates for all kinds of nifty craft projects.

    And you don’t need fancy archival quality scrapbooking paper for this, since more than likely the box will be tossed away after the chocolate are eaten. An entire ream of office-quality cardstock (by the copier paper at your big box store) runs about $4.

  15. Did you day chocolate AND Valentines? Win! Win!

    Totally cute idea! Thank you!
    .-= CRAZYMOM´s last blog ..Opportunity/ Cupid Knocks =-.

  16. Cute, Alyssa! Thanks for the box link, too, Kim.

  17. aww i like it :D
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..A New Q & A =-.

  18. I love this idea and I am going to make one tomorrow. I have the “Bags & Tags cartridge” Can you answere two questions. What was the finished size of the box? What did you size the program for? and what type of material did you use to make the box out of? Thanks for you help.

  19. That’s the best box of chocolate I’ve ever seen. Beautiful. You know… you should partner with a small gourmet chocolate shop or something/one and actually market this idea.
    .-= Petua´s last blog ..Raw carrots =-.

  20. Yay for being original on Valentine’s day! If I ever get another box of chocolates from some pharmacy store I may barf, you know? But making your own box of chocolates! That’s another story. Good thinking there champ. :)
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..How to Make a Photography Portfolio =-.

  21. This is such an adaptable idea! You could make boxes of chocolate for birthdays with:
    - a photocopied picture of the person as a baby
    - a themed joke on each one for someone who works in a specific profession (lawyer, doctor, teacher, etc.)
    - a message from each child for Fathers Day
    So many easy ways to use this one gift idea. Thanks for sharing it!

  22. Alyssa Francis says:

    Love these additional ideas, Mel! Chocolate is a great gift for any occasion, in my opinion. :)

  23. Is that one of the Stampin’ Up sets? I think I have that one….it looks familiar! Cute project!


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