high heel treat box
January 14, 2011 § 34 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!
That is super CUTE!
Thanks, Caren. Glad I remembered to add this old project to the blog. 🙂
I love it and shared your blog with others..you have such cool ideas!!
Thanks for stepping in. And thanks for spreading the blog. 😀
I’m so glad Genelle shared the link — and thank you for the free template:)
I’m happy she did, too!! Thanks for stopping in. You’re welcome. Enjoy!
That’s just so awesome and cute! Great idea!
Thanks, Renata. 🙂
Love this! Been a while since I’ve been reading. Your site looks great and the cute crafts keep coming. Nice work lady!
Thanks, girl! So glad to have you back! 😀
how cute…thanks for sharing your template and instructions.
You’re welcome. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
What a breath of fresh air your creations are Jeromina! I’d like to think I’m a crafty guy so I made my own take of this very classy high heel treat box for my sister this coming Valentines Day.
Of course it was nowhere near that good as yours but I’m so glad to be able to do it in such so short time because of the very easy instructions!
How can I show you my version if I may?
Thanks for inspiration!
That’s so sweet of you to make one for your sister. I’m sure you’ll do an amazing job. I’ll drop you an email and you can reply there as I’d love to see your version of it. I’m really happy to hear that you are enjoying the projects here. 😀
Thanks Jeromina! 🙂
Very cute. I can’t wait to make some of these. TFS
Thanks for stopping by! 😀
This is awesome & so creative! I am so glad I came across your blog.
Thanks for reading!
Thank you for sharing. I am having bridal shower this week and have been making these for favors. I will take pictures for you. I am having SO much fun making these shoes!!
One of the best paper shoes in YEARS.
I love your high heel idea and will be using it for my daughter in laws birthday party as she loves high heels .
glad to have discover your site …. i learn a lot ♥
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Love it! This is perfect for my daughter’s Barbie Fashion Fairytale Birthday 🙂 Thanks so much! I’ll take photos…
this is a really? great idea. thanks for sharing!
I can’t believe i found a template most of the time i feel like i’m being teased by websites . ty ty ty so much this is for a little girls birthday party at church it’s just perfect , except for the boys lol oh well they’ll love the candy and can give it to their moms again thnxs a bunch ..JoElle in texas,
terrific idea thank you for the pdf that makes it stupid simple for folks like me 🙂
AWESOME Tutorial and thanx 4 the template. I just printed one and am off to give it a go.
Thank you so much for share this awesome proyect..
I’m having difficult time with finding useful tips on writing invitations. This will for sure help. Thanks. Anna