high heel treat box
January 14, 2011 § 30 Comments
Here’s a sweet step to a sugar high in preparation for Valentine’s day — a paper shoe filled high in the heel with candy treats.
Perhaps you’re beginning to catch on to my obsessive need to design boxes after the itsy bitsy spider box for Halloween, Thanksgiving’s harvest candy corn boxes, and the crazy Christmas advent lego-inspired boxes ( which may have led you to the conclusion that I may experience lapses in sanity). :p
Conveniently, all I had to do was some digging into the coffers for Valentine’s. I designed the first version of this high heel box almost a decade ago — I was still doing my undergrad in architecture, not yet knowing that my future will not be as an architect but as a stationery designer and crafter (oh, if my old self could talk to me now…she would not talk to me). Thanks to Leo Mascariñas who helped me style and photograph the above shot a couple of years back, which meant today, I only had to worry about the tutorial pictures!
Download the high heel favor box template right here. You will see there are two parts.
1. Trace the heel template onto black cardstock. Cut, score, and fold according to the lines.
2. Fold in all four trapezoids and adhere with double-sided tape.
3. Your heel box will look like this. Set aside.
4. I added a small gingham graphic pattern and name directly on the sole template file before printing on cardstock. You can print just the template if you want to use scrapbooking paper for the sides of the shoe (the circles) and write or stamp the name instead.
5. Take a circle and tape under the shoe, with the pattern facing out. Repeat for second circle.
6. Punch a hole on each circle, close to the top middle edge. Tie with ribbon.
7. Tape the sole to the inner wall of the heel, opposite the lid.
8. I would suggest creating a brace for the bottom of the shoe to prevent any flopping around. Instead of a brace, you can even make a small, shallow “shoe box” to sit the shoe on as a brace…just randomly thought of that now and wish I did before I took the pictures…
Since my life has revolved around the wedding industry this past half a decade, the box was tweaked for bridal showers. But now, I’d like to give it new breath for Valentine’s. Or a Sweet 16. Or a super-stylish-sexy Sex and the City party. There are many, many ways to celebrate women. However way you choose to celebrate, don’t let your guests walk away without these shoes!