They say you shouldn't play with your food, but gold chocolate coins are far too fun that surely an exception can be made. Here, the candy shop sweet finds a home in tiny piggy banks, which are just plain pink favor boxes dressed up with cardstock cutouts and pipe cleaners. Perfect for parting gifts for a pig-themed party or really any party - everyone will get a kick out of this classic duo.
- Pink favor box
- Pink cardstock
- Pink pipe cleaner
- Craft knife
- Circle craft punch
- Glue stick
- 1/8" hole punch
- Chocolate gold coins
- Needle nose pliers
Step 1 - To make the coin slot: first, measure the diameter of the gold coin. Then, draw 2 lines on the inside of the box (as shown), slightly wider than that measurement.
Step 2 - Using the craft knife, cut along the 2 lines.
Step 3 - Using scissors, cut out the paper flap. Test to see if the gold coin will sit snugly in the slot without falling in.
Step 4 - Cut out ear shapes from the cardstock and use the circle punch to make a nose.
Step 5 - Draw nostrils with the Sharpie.
Step 6 - Glue nose onto one side of the box and the ears on the inside of the box.
Step 7 - Punch a hole on the other side of the box for the tail.
Step 8 - With the needle nose pliers, cut a 3" piece of pipe cleaner and bend both ends inwards so that the ends aren't 'pokey'.
Step 9 - Curl pipe cleaner into a tail and thread through the hole. Bend pipe cleaner on the inside to keep the tail in place.
Step 10 - Fill box with gold coins and place one on top of the box.
Photography + styling: Tulle Box Designs