After many hours of searching the web for the perfect printable template for a Honeyduke's Chocolate Frog box, the web seemed to come up short. I ended up downloading what appeared to be a scan of a used box (crease lines and all) and modifying it heavily in Photoshop myself. I'm providing that edited template along with a star pattern I created for the inside of the box in a zip file with this tutorial. You'll need to download it and extract the files before you continue.
Also, make sure you have the following:
- Permanent double sided tape
- Heavy card stock paper
- A printer
If you're interested in making the Chocolate Frog cards as well, you can view those instructions here!
Step 1: Print the Template
The first thing you'll need to do is print the images from the zip file onto a sheet of card stock paper. Print the front of the box on one side, flip the paper over, put it back in the printer, and print the star pattern on the other side.
Step 2: Cut the Template Out
Next, cut out the template. Follow the lines as closely as you can, making sure to not leave any white around the edges. There are small tabs that you can safely cut off. Refer to the images above.
Step 3: Fold and Crease
Now you'll want to fold the flaps and make creases in the bottom side of the box. You will basically want to fold and crease the box everywhere you see the borders with the small circle patterns. Refer to the images for reference.
Step 4: Apply Double Sided Tape
Apply strips of double sided tape around the inside of the box as shown in the images above. You'll want to add small pieces of tape to the little triangle folds in the corners of the box as well, and a couple of thin strips to the top of the box.
Step 5: Fold Again
Fold in the small triangular corners and crease them. You will want to push them against the edges of the double sided tape you applied to the inside of the box and then pinch them so that the smaller pieces of tape you applied to the corners hold them closed (See the first and second image above).
Once that's done, fold the flaps down on all four sides of the box and pinch them against the strips of double sided tape.
Now pull the edge of the top of the box, where you applied tape, under the other side. Line up the word "Frog" and line up the circle pattern at the bottom, then pinch along the overlap to get the tape to stick.
Once you have finished this, close the box.
Step 6: You're Finished!
You're all done!
This was kind of difficult to explain with all the folding, creasing, and taping. I Hope the images help!
Let me know if you liked this tutorial and post your own Chocolate Frog boxes in the comments!
Don't forget to check out how to make Chocolate Frog cards, too!