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Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box

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Want to make a pretty fun gift that will last forever? Create a Heart-Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box from Candace Jedrowicz! Fill the box with polymer clay chocolates that can be displayed anywhere at anytime. This is a great gift that shows a friend you care.

Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
 

Materials:

  • Polymer clay – chocolate brown and two other colors
  • Pasta roller or rolling pin
  • Chocolate box
  • Aleene’s Collage Pauge Matte sealer
  • Aluminum foil
  • Craft knife
  • Dimensional Sealer
  • Archival ink – brown
  • Ink dabber or QTip
  • Chocolate candy paper cups
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Dimensional frame – I used an 8” x 8”
  • Paper for the background
  • Gems, wire and trims

Instructions:

  1. Roll out slabs of polymer clay in various colors.Cover the white surfaces of the box with brown paper and/or acrylic paint.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Cholocate Box
     
  2. Using brown ink, stamp clay with patterns, words or anything at all. Press hard enough to stamp the pattern into the clay.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiles Chocoalet Box
     
  3. Begin cutting tiles with 1″ square cookie cutter.

    Heart Shaped Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  4. Arrange the uncured tiles in a pleasing order.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  5. If you have a template, you’ll be able to determine the best direction to lay the box top on the tiles.I cut and laminated my template to see how my surface decoration will look against a black background.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  6. Lay the box, top down, on the tiles and cut around it with a craft knife.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  7. Cut the rest of the uncured tiles in half.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  8. The half tiles will decorate the sides of the box.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  9. Shape balls of aluminum foil into small hearts or any shape you want to make your chocolates.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  10. Flatten small balls of brown clay to cover the foil shapes.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  11. Bake clay according to directions. Apply one coat of Collage Pauge Matte sealer to your chocolate pieces.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  12. Before gluing your tiles to the box, edge with brown ink using a dabber or QTip.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  13. Cover each tile with dimensional sealer. Allow to dry.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  14. Cover the background of your frame and remove the glass.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  15. Here you can see that I’ve glued the half tiles onto the outside of the box, added a paper trim, yarn on the op edge and gems.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  16. To the top of the box, I’ve added three accent gems, yarn on the edge and paper trim with gems on the sides.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  17. Decorate your chocolates with wire, gems and anything else you want.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  18. Position the box top and bottom in the frame.I like to prop the top up to reveal the side decorations.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  19. Attach the top to the bottom on the propped edge by gluing a strip of card stock to the inside edge of the top and the outside edge of the bottom directly below. Position the two centering them in the frame.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     
  20. Glue into place.

    Heart Shaped Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolate Box
     

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Polymer Clay Tiled Chocolates Box.

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