Chocolate Dispenser Box Blog Hop & Tutorial

Welcome to a brand new monthly Blog Hop!  Each month the Thinking Outside of the Box Design Team will be bringing you fabulous projects that are all to do with boxes and packaging!  PLUS each post will have a tutorial for the project so that you can join in the fun too and make your own version!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to be on this fabulous team with demonstrators from EVERY country that Stampin’ Up! does business in!  Here we all are:

To kick off our first hop we are featuring Chocolate Dispenser boxes!  How fun is that?  I chose a dispenser that I had seen on Pinterest but modified it to fit the awesome Whittaker’s Mini Slab chocolates that we have here in New Zealand.

This dispenser holds 6 mini slabs so it really makes it the gift that keeps giving!  I gave my dispenser a Christmas theme but the great thing with this dispenser is that you could make it for ANY occasion at all – who doesn’t like chocolate right?

I used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper to decorate my dispenser and then used the Champagne foil and Garden Green base as the starting point for the decoration.  I added one of the awesome Boxwood Wreath Embellishments from the Annual Catalogue and then decorated it with a combination of die cuts, Enamel Shapes and Pearls.  I even coloured the Pearls with our new Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker to make them match the Champagne Foil Paper!

Chocolate Dispenser Tutorial

Part 1 – Dispenser Box
Cut cardstock measuring 26.4cm x 15.6cm
Score the short side of cardstock at 3.7cm & 11.9cm
Score the long side of cardstock at 3.7cm, 12.7cm, 16.4cm & 25.4cm
Cut tabs and dispenser windows as shown.
Fold along all score lines and add adhesive to tabs

Assemble box

Part 2 – Base Box
Cut cardstock measuring 13cm x 11cm
Score short side of cardstock at 1cm & 10cm
Score long side of cardstock at 1cm, 6cm, 7cm and 12cm
Cut tabs as shown
Fold along all score lines and add adhesive to tabs

Assemble box.
Adhere Dispenser box to centre top of base box.
Load the dispenser box with chocolate bars.

Part 3 – Pull Stick
Cut cardstock measuring 7cm x 9.5cm
Score short side of cardstock at 1.7cm & 5.3cm
Fold along score lines and adhere flaps closed to back.  Leave the end square or round it off for a different look.  Insert the pull stick into the dispenser box pushing it all the way to the back. If necessary add some non slip mat to the top of puller stick to ensure chocolate bar slides out on the stick.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Garden Green, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP
Other: Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies, Celebration Thinlit Dies, Enamel Shapes, Pearls, Ivory Stampin’ Blends Marker


Well that’s it from me, but be sure to head around the globe and check out what the rest of the design team have in store for you – remember we each have a free tutorial in our posts!


Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
Tanja Kolar – Germany
Yoshiko Endo – Japan
Zoë Tant – UK
Annette Elias – Netherlands
Dena Rekow – USA
Sharlene Meyer – New Zealand
Beate Wacker – Austria
Aude Barbara – France
Barb Stewart – Canada

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