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Trim stems off paper flowers (we used 9 per box); hot-glue to box top. For label, center name on 2-by-81/2-inch piece of vellum; fold paper at 2-inch intervals, wrap around box; glue overlap at back.
The boxes can be decorated to fit the mood of any wedding. The Glitter Top box helps create a formal tone, while the Polka Dot box lends a lighthearted touch. You can also vary our designs: The Color Block box can be created with sleek metallic or comfortable solid colors; the Scallop Top box, fancy with our ornate ribbon, becomes more casual with grosgrain trim.
Add a name tag, and the favors do double-duty as place cards. You can easily make these little gifts on your own over a few sessions. Or, with a bit of help from your friends, you can create them assembly-line style in one evening over night takeout: Have one person pink the fabric, another fold the boxes into shape, a third cut and tie the ribbons, and so on. By short time you suddenly realize that the favors will be ready.
Above: A basic cardboard box, two and a half inches square, makes an excellent favor when creatively transformed -- and filled with sweets, candy, eggs, muffin or cake.
The box gets a new silhouette from a sheer paper band that's folded at the top and secured with a ribbon; the couple's names and wedding date were rubber-stamped on the band before it was wrapped around the box.
Fold a 2-by-10-inch sheer paper strip every 2 inches; wrap around box. Fold ends; punch hole. Fold 8-by-1/4-inch ribbon; slide loop from back to front; pull tails through.