The other day I was invited to take part in a challenge of making making a miniature box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates that was inspired by a miniature group that we are part of. This is how I made mine...
First I bought myself some so I would have something to copy. I couldn't remember if I ever had some so I wanted try them as well as use the gold foil wrapper for my miniature "candies".
I had these tiny colored styrofoam balls that I had found in a bag or kit of sorts at the thrift store. I thought they'd be about the right size for what I wanted my candy to be, but I think they were still on the big side for the scale I used them in...
I cut a square of wrapper and wrapped each individual ball as I would a piece of candy and then rolled it between my thumb and finger to try to make it smooth and round.
Next I took a piece of cardstock and cut about the size I thought would work and folded the sides in to crease them.
Next I cut in a little bit so I have a way to make the sides and create a flap to put glue on so that the box would hold its shape.
Here you can see what it looks like before I glued it.
I had a piece of quilt batting left over from the project I was working on so I used that in the bottom of the box because I couldn't think of anything else to use as packaging inside the box.
Next I cut a piece of clear plastic from a piece of packaging to fit on top for the window in the package so that the "candy can be seen inside....
I saved the little sticker that was on the wrapper to put on top of the package when I'm done so that people have an idea what the "candy" is supposed to be.
The wrapper tore easily so I had to be careful when trying to flatten it so as to not tear it.
I put the little piece of plastic on the back side of the wrapper and traced around it with a marker so I know about how big the box is.
Next I drew a circle about the size I wanted the window to be and then carefully cut it out. It tore a little bit but not enough that I had to eat another candy for the wrapper.
I accidentally deleted some of my photos of the next steps. After I cut out the hole I just wrapped it around the box like one would do a Christmas package to look nice and neat and stuck the sticker on top...
It may not be perfect but I'm quite proud of how my first attempt turned out. It would definitely have been easier on a bigger scale and not with quite such tiny pieces but I guess miniature to me is miniature, like really tiny and fiddly.
I enjoyed the challenge. It's not something I would probably have thought of doing but I would like to try food down the road. And I like trying new things.
I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial on making a box of chocolates and maybe eventually you will attempt it too,perhaps just not quite as tiny as I made them...
Let me know in the comments if there's anything you would like me to try and write about so you could try it...maybe just not to complicated at first even though I'd probably still try it just because...just let me know in the comments...and thanks for reading!