Delicious Eats

Truffle Box

Note from contributor Joni Marie Newman, author of Vegan Food Gifts:

“This little box is super-duper easy to make and super cute, too!  You can use any kind of craft paper.  I like the thicker scrapbook papers because they are often double sided, are already measured to 12 x 12-inches (30 x 30-cm), and come in so many awesome patterns.  Just think of the way you can customize these with different holiday papers! This one does require an adhesive, and I like to use a glue stick because it dries so quickly (According to the company website, Elmer’s Glue™ contains no animal products.) but you can use tape or even a stapler if you choose.”

See instructions below diagram!

truufle box diagram

You will need:

1 piece of 12 x 12-inch (30 x 30-cm) craft paper





To make the box: (See Diagram)

  1. Start with a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper. Measure 1.5″ from the bottom and fold up.  Crease.  Repeat at the top of the page.
  2. Bring crease of bottom folded edge up to meet the open end of the top folded edge.  Fold to create a crease just shy of the center of the page.  Unfold.  Repeat with the top of the page.  This will create a 1.5″ space between the creases in the center of the page.  Unfold everything so the page is flat.
  3. Now fold in the right edges 1.5″ and crease.  Repeat with the left edge.  Unfold both edges.
  4. Using scissors, cut each of the tabs along the folded lines up to the crease.  8 cuts total.
  5. Fold in the small tabs and apply a bit of glue to each tab.
  6. Glue each tab to the inside of the flaps.  Four to form the box, and two to form the lid.