D.I.Y:: Bouquet Favor Boxes

>> Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One of my favorite blogs, Once Wed always has some of the cutest DIY projects. I couldn't pass up sharing these little cuties with you. They were made just for Once Wed by Livy over at A Field Journal, another great blog with fun vintage ideas and much more ( I will be adding this to my favorites). (All pictures courtesy of Livy from A Field Journal)

{1} Card stock box cut-out. Download the template here and follow the instructions on the template sheet.
{2} Assortment of paper flowers with wired stems in complementary colors, a range of sizes works best, though all should be towards the small end of the spectrum. I found most of the ones used at my local craft store for $1-2 a bunch.
{3} Pen
{4} Skeleton leaves, available at craft stores, in the scrapbooking/paper crafting section
{5} Pin
{6} Strip of plain white paper, several inches wide
{7} Bone folder
{8} Scissors
{9} Length of 3/8" wired ribbon
{10} Glue stick
{11} Decorative edge punch

{1} Using a bone folder and ruler score and fold box cut-out (use the printed template as a reference)
{2} Glue tabs to sides starting with the bottom of the box.
{3} If necessary use the bone folder to apply pressure to tabs as the glue adheres and dries. {4} Gather a small bunch of paper flowers, forming them into a dome-like arrangement. Secure with a small piece of wire (you can trim a piece from one of the stems).
{5} Trim stems to desired length - remember they'll be inserted into the box, so they should be relatively short depending on what you want to put inside the box. Using wired ribbon, wrap stems to completely conceal them.
{6} Fasten ribbon with pin.
{7} Punch along the edges of the strip of plain white paper, and write desired message or name of recipient down the center.
{8} Fold top flaps of box as shown.
{9} Insert bouquet into opening in box, and affix the white paper banner using a glue stick.


Globetrottingbride February 17, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

Oh these are so cute! I tagged you with an award on my blog today. Enjoy!!

melissa February 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

I so want to make these! I have the flower punch already but don't really need another project on the list!

AmyJean February 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

These are awesome! :)

Krista February 21, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

That's a cute little project.

K @ Blog Goggles February 22, 2009 at 7:44 AM  

Those are so beautiful. I am not crafty, but I might have to try it. Someday :)

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