Take-Out Truffle Box

I came up with this pattern after we had Chinese take out one night!  The box is based on a Chinese take out box, but perfectly fits 4 truffles.  You don’t need any additional adhesives to hold it together, and it can be made from regular 8.5×11″ cardstock.  The instructions to construct a DIY take out truffle box are at the bottom of this post.   To prepare many DIY truffle boxes for a party, use the instructions that follow.

You will need:

  • Several sheets of cardstock 65lbs or above (I used 2 dozen)
  • DIY Box PDF template
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • Instruction PDF
  • Waxed paper
  • Scissors
  1. Print out Box PDF template on the wrong side of cardstock sheets.  Be sure that “fit to page” is NOT selected and there is no scaling selected.
  2. Using an X-acto knife and a ruler, cut along the line on the inside of each box flap.  This will make it so your guests do not have to deal with this step.
  3. Print out the instruction PDF for your guests and staple it together.
  4. Cut waxed paper into 3″x7″ strips.  You will need 2 per box.
  5. Set up a station with box templates, waxed paper sheets, rulers, scissors and any decorations.  Then let your guests go wild!


DIY Truffle Box Instructions

  • Cut out box template.
  • Fold along outmost tabs.
  • Fold along inner tabs.
  • Fold joints into triangles by folding the sides of the box in while pressing the tabs to  the inside and folding.
  • Place a sheet of waxed paper into box. Place a second sheet perpendicular to the first. 
  • Add chocolates.
  • Fold up sides with flaps.
  • Fold up sides with closure. 
  • Insert tab into slit to close.