And guess who volunteered to do the favors??!?... yes, crazy me.
But not to worry. For Riley's party I turned to my favorite party favor; aka: the sour cream box favor. This favor box is usually made with paper but the use of a photo makes this favor very economical.
Riley's birthday theme was Where the Wild Things Are.
The How: I found a picture of the King on the net (a thousand apologies to the artist) and with free scrapbooking downloads (shabbyprincess.com), I created a 'picture' in Photoshop Elements. Photo printing at Walmart ranges 9 to 18 cents a photo. (Note: Photo developers will not print any photos using a commercial picture; hence I had to find one that was not from the movie or book).
Too much work? .. a fabulous photo is really all you need.
With all the supplies and the chocolate macadamia nut HERSHEY KISSES (a special make for Hawaii), the favors' cost was a mere $100! ... Not bad for 350 favors.
The simplicity of this box makes it perfect for thank yous, 'birthday cards', and gift boxes.
|a photo box with my friend's cute kids|
|thank you photo box : scanned paper : stamped bird|
|gift box made with cardstock|
- Start with a rectangle (photo, design paper)
- Apply double stick tape as follows : Tip: Use a really good tape like SCOR tape to prevent box from splitting open.
- Fold sides as follows :
|photo taken at a SF craft fair|
|press bottom edges together|
|press top edges together to form a triangle|
- If you have a paper crimper tool, go ahead and crimp the top and bottom edges
- Take your box to the next level with embellishments. With a simple google search you'll find a lot of ideas from paper crafters turning this simple box into a work of "oohs and aahs".