Saturday, May 1, 2010

Party Favor Box

I don't know about you guys, but I think party favors are a pain.  I have received and even made some party favors, that are a complete waste of money and space.  You know what I mean!  Haven't you been to a baby shower/bridal shower/ other party where you receive a cheap plastic item that does nothing but state who's party it was?  I hate those!

For my graduation party, I wanted my party favors to be simple, affordable, cute, and some what useful.  Looking at the image above, you can't tell...but there's a lovely scented candle inside.  Thus, making my party favor a bit useful!  

So now that my rant is over....let's get on with this little mini project.  The point of this craft is to customize plain ol' paper boxes.  I found some really affordable boxes, but I wanted to add a simple twist to them that would not take much time nor money.  

This little craft is perfect for us people living on a budget, and can't afford to spend tons of money on party favors.  It's also great for people that aren't very creative, because regardless of you are'll still end up with a cute and unique favor box!

To customize party favor boxes you will need:
  • cute stamp (if you want to add glitter--choose one with a simple design)
  • stamp pad or pigment
  • glitter (optional)
  • glue pad (optional)
  • party favor boxes
  • Estimated Cost: $10-15 dollars--don't worry this makes plenty of boxes!
Warning: the way I did this- will ruin your stamp pad or pigment.  

I started off by practicing my stamping because nothing makes me more mad, then to ruin a perfectly good favor box.  Once, I was confident with my stamping.  I lightly placed my clean stamp pad into a bit of glue pad.  You don't need to much, just enough to make it tacky and bit sticky.  Then I lighted brushed my stamp across the stamp pad.  Go ahead a stamp! Woot!  Lastly, I dusted my stamping with some bright fuchsia glitter.  Tadaaaah!  It's really that easy. 
I love my little party favor boxes, it added some sparkle and customization.  <3


Sandy said...

They look so nice! Love them. What brand of stamp is that or where did you get it?

Lexy said...

I got it at Paper Source. I don't know the brand, but it cost $4.50! So cheap!

Sandy said...

Thanks! :)

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~Sugarsheen~ said...

Love this Lexy! This is a perfect elegant touch!

Anonymous said...

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