Jun 30, 2010
We recently received a shipment of leafy ribbon and I've been itching to use it on something crafty for the blog. Enter, favor boxes! I debated saving this post for spring, but one, it's so far away (patience was never my strongsuit) and two, this could be just the thing to bring some spring warmth and floral hints to your reception after the weather has turned cold. The blue and white pairing would also be the right combination of cooler tones with floral hints. So on we go...
To make these leafy, vine-covered favor boxes, you'll need the following ingredients:
1. White leafy ribbon, approximately 18-19 inches per box (or 8-9 inches if you're only covering the lid)
2. Green leafy ribbon, approximately 18-19 inches per box (or 8-9 inches if you're only covering the lid)
3. Favor boxes. I used blush pink and tiffany blue.
4. 2-inch round tags.
For the tags...
I designed the tags in photoshop and printed them at home on my inkjet printer on white cardstock. It's a good idea to place a faint gray circle (~15% opacity) around each design as a guide for when you punch them out. Each circle is 2 inches to accommodate our 2-inch circle cuter, but of course you could play around with the dimensions/proportions. Punch out each tag, then punch a hole at the top and you're good to go.
If you're wrapping the entire box with leafy ribbon, it's pretty straightforward, just like wrapping a present. Pull the ribbon down two opposite sides, twist at the bottom, then come back up the other two opposing sides, then tie a knot first. Thread on the tag, and tie another knot.
If you're doing the economical version and just putting ribbon on the lid, you can just use adhesive tape to tape the ends under the hidden flap. Just don't forget to thread the tag on first!
Warning! There will be some leaf casualties. It's better to thread the tag going with the direction of the leaves, from the "bottom" of the vine to the "top." But even still, don't be discouraged if some leaves fall off. It gives it "character." =P
Final gratuitous beauty shot of the boxes doing their thing: