Pretty wrapping of chocolate is always a big success as a small gift. I often get questions about the measurements for different chocolates and ideas for making boxes and baskets for them. This article summaries some chocolate types and gives you some ideas for wrapping for Christmas. I am based in Norway, so most of the chocolates given here, are Norwegian chocolates. You will still be able to find some international chocolates and also ideas and link ti templates for general boxes and baskets, that you can use for any chocolates.
Inch or centimeter?
Some templates are given in inch, and others in cm. This is mainly a cultural ting. US, and UK based countries often use Inch, while Europe in general often use cm. One inch is 2,54cm. Using inch, is all about working with fractions all the time, while centimeters works with desimals. I guess this all comes down to what you are used to use. I know a lot of people struggles with working with inch, mainly because they struggle with calculating and understanding fractions. My advice for you, is to stick to either inch or cm, thorough your project, and don´t mix them. You will often find tutorials and templates in both inch and cm if you look around.
One inch can be divided in 2, 4, 8 or 16 parts. You first give the hole number of inches, and then the fraction left, for instance 2 3/4″. The quotation marks at the end, shows that this is measured in inch. You can find an online inch to cm and cm to inch converter under, if this is needed.
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Chocolate measurements: Length:: 29 cm (11 7/16″), Width: 7,5cm (3″), Height: 1,3 cm (1/2″)
Marianne´s tutorial on envelopebox (Freia 200g)
Ann Kristin template for envelope box (200g Freia)
Gunn-Eirill´s template on envelope card – StampArtic (200g Freia)
Sara´s tutorial on envelope box (Marabou)
Kvikk lunsj is the ultimate Norwegian chocolate to bring out for a snack on the trip in the forest or when you go skiing. It´s a chocolate with biscuit, a bit like Kit Kat. These has been very popular to put in cards in Norway.
Chocolate measurements: Length:; 12 cm (4 3/4″, Width; 7 cm ( 2 5/8″), Height: 1,4 cm (1/2″)
After Eight (small box)
There are several templates for After Eight boxes and wrapping online. You can find boxes, dispensers and just a paper wrapping around the box. You can find templates for boxed for the entire box of After Eight, or few flakes of After Eight.
Chocolate measurements: Length: 10,3 cm (4″), Width; 6 cm (2 5/8″), Height; 6 cm (2 5/8″).
Sally has made small envelopes with After Eight chocolate in each envelope.
I also found these really sweet mini boxes for a few flakes of After Eight.
Here, are few other boxes and dispensers for After Eight chocolate
Toffifee is the wonderful chocolate with caramel and a little nut in the center. These are popular gifts. You can get Toffifee in different sizes, but here, I hva used the regular size.
Chocolate measurements: Length: 17,4 cm (6 7/8″), Width: 10,8 cm (4 2/8″), Height: 2cm (7/8″)
For you, who like a video, I have found a tutorial with WRMK’s Punch Board:
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These are popular in Norwau. There are several tutorials for these boxes.
Chocolate measurements: Length:: 14,3 cm (5 5/8″), Width; 13,5 cm (5 5/16″), Height: 3,2 cm (1 1/4″)
Sjokoklem is a round chocolate Biscuit. This is super sweet to give in a card.
Kinder egg is probably one of the wordls most popular chocolates for kids in all ages. You can get the chocolate in different shapes and forms. In the video under, you can see a fun explosion box with kinder egg chocolate.
You may use the chocolate bars like Helle has done here.
Or, you may also use the egg itself, and make a box for the egg.
Orange Chocolate (Freia eller Terry’s)
Orange chocolate is often a more Easter chocolate. Here is a box for one of these balls of chocolate.
Twist is a typical Norwegian chocolate. It´s a bag of smaller chocolates with a various number og tastes. Very often, these are beeing devide up in boxed and baskets, but you can also wrap the entire bag of twist.
Other baskets and boxes for chocolate
I you don’t want to use the existing box to wrap chocolate, you can always make a box or a basket for it. The first basket is origami, and quite simple to make.
The other box, is more complex, but still fun to make.
Here are some other examples on baskets and boxes for chocolate
Wenche´s basket (Et trykk April 2013)
Kirsten´s small basket
Sam´s Napkin fold box
Kirsten´s hear box (Ett trykk, februar 2016)
Janhild´s basket (StampArtic)
Kirsten´s oval box
Helle´s box with room fr a treat
Kirsten´s Christmas tree box
Good luck with your Christmas projects.
Kirsten Grue Ulset is from Norway. Kirsten has been writing for TPC since 2016. Kirsten started paper crafting in 2005 and she makes cards, layouts, Mixed Media, Altered and 3D projects. Her paper projects are made in many different styles with a lot of details.