Introduction: Honeyduke's Chocolate Frog Box

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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:

  1. Scissors
  2. Permanent double sided tape
  3. Heavy card stock paper
  4. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

Comments

memart13 made it! (author)2017-05-25

Made 100 of these as wedding favors. Everyone LOVED them!

Muggle Magic (author)memart132017-07-11

This is amazing! Wow, that must have taken a long time to make. I only made 12 for a small party and that was so time consuming! Very impressive!

21lparis (author)2017-02-21

hi, this is amazing! I was just wondering if we could use a glue stick instead of double sided tape?

Muggle Magic (author)21lparis2017-07-11

Yes, you can use a glue stick if you prefer. I tried it that way and it was a little more messy, but it worked. I had to keep wiping off my fingers and parts of the box.

DakotaLouise (author)2017-07-11

Thank you very much, these, and your cards as well, are absolutely beautiful! You also give them out for free, like whaaaat? :-) Thanks

HarryPotter50 (author)2017-05-28

Hey, These are so great! Would you do cards for Harry, Hermione, and Ron? My kids would really love those.

TheresaR41 (author)2016-12-20

I made this too and they look so so so awesome! I'll post some pictures soon. I found that the lid wasn't very tight for my first few. What I ended up doing was only folding the two lid tabs on the sides and leaving the others unbent. I found that this provided just enough friction to keep the lid closed on its own. I'm also using a heavy card stock.

Shanael85 (author)2016-12-19

Hi, I'm on my third trial box and no matter what I do I can't get the top to fit the bottom of the box. I did see your comment about the dots bordering the top and bottom of the sides but no matter how I fold it, it makes no difference. Any suggestions? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

Muggle Magic (author)Shanael852016-12-19

Sorry to hear you're having trouble. From your photo, it looks like the corners of the box are a bit loose. Try folding them in tighter so the sides of the box aren't 100% vertical. They should be at a very slight inward angle. Does this make sense?

Shanael85 (author)Muggle Magic2016-12-19

I'll give it a whirl. I'm determined to make this work. Thanks for the reply!

HeatherD103 (author)2016-10-17

This is so great! Thank you for sharing and putting in all of that hard work! It will definitely be great for my daughter's Harry Potter birthday party!

Muggle Magic (author)HeatherD1032016-10-24

Wonderful! Thanks! Glad you like it!

abbymilligan made it! (author)2016-04-17

I made it and it is AWESOME

abbymilligan (author)2016-04-17

Amazing! I made it and it turned out awesome

Harrypotterfreak (author)2016-02-12

Heewy,

It can be that my question is already answered and I didn't see it, but on what size of paper is the template printed? A3 or A4?

I printed it on 8.5 x 11 inch card stock, but it should print fine on A4 as well.

cmckinley3 (author)2015-12-28

The template for the box is gorgeous! One of my favorites of the many I've seen. My only qualm (and it may most likely be operator error) is the dimensions of the box didn't quite match up with the lid once folded and taped. Is this an issue you ran into while folding?

Muggle Magic (author)cmckinley32015-12-29

Thanks! Actually, I did have that problem the first few boxes I made
and then I realized I was folding it slightly wrong. The borders with
the little circles on it should line the top and bottom of the sides of the box
when you're finished, if that makes sense.

CelinaSDichmann (author)2015-11-19

Hi! What do you mean by 'heavy' cardstock? My country doesn't have cardstock so I'll have to find regular paper that weighs the right amount. Do you think 180 grams (0,4 pounds) will work? Loved this Instructable!

I'm not sure, but I think that weight would work. To be safe, you could order some heavy card stock online.

HPandLOTR (author)2015-10-26

cool!

PixelRooster (author)2015-10-08

Thank you for this! My son loves Harry Potter
movies and will definitely love this - I just need to make a chocolate frog to
put inside the box :)

I'm glad this will contribute to something fun with your son!

wearablesworkshop (author)2015-10-06

bravo!

Thank you!

seamster (author)2015-10-06

This is so cool! I need to print and make a few. Excellent work, than you for sharing this.

Muggle Magic (author)seamster2015-10-06

Thanks! I just added how to make the chocolate frog cards to go inside the boxes if you're interested:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Honeydukes-Chocolate-Frog-Cards/

TiffanyB7 (author)2015-10-06

cool! now get a chocolate frog to put in i. ?

Muggle Magic (author)TiffanyB72015-10-06

Actually, I am planning on making some chocolate frogs to go in these boxes at some point!

TiffanyB7 (author)2015-10-06

stupid key pad! I love this instructable you got my vote!

Muggle Magic (author)TiffanyB72015-10-06

Thanks!

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