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Materials Needed

1 sheet of card stock per favour
template
stamps to match your decor
acrylic paint & small paint brushes
scissors
hot glue gun & glue sticks
ribbon
favour tags (optional)
Popsicle stick or butter knife


Instructions

1. Print the template out as many times as needed. Cut out your boxes along the solid lines. I downloaded my template for free from www.thepaperzone.com but if you do a search for free paper box templates you get lots of results.

2. Time to get stamping! Stamp on the sides with no lines, this is the exterior of the box. Try a few sample designs first. Do you want an all over pattern or just a single large stamp to embellish the box? Once you figure out your pattern and colours stamp all of the boxes and let them dry. I did mine in an all over print using several stamps and a shimmery blue paint to tie in to my celestial theme. HINT: when stamping load the stamp with paint then stamp it once on a paper towel to off load extra paint, this will give your finished stamping a more even effect overall but remember this is hand made imperfections are great they add lots of charm!

3. Start folding all those boxes, the fold lines are dotted and the glue lines are solid. To get a good crease use the Popsicle stick or butter knife to go over your folded lines. Only worry about the straight lines now, you'll be folding the curved ones later.

4. Fire up the old hot glue gun and run a bead of glue on the inside of the box where it joins. Hot glue may seem a bit excessive but it hold tight for a long period of time and it dries quickly. Once the glue is set pop open the boxes to their tube shape and fold the curved end inward to close them. If you want to seal one end do so now by adding a dab of glue and closing the flaps.

5. Add some ribbon, I did a simple wrap of ribbon over the centre of the box with tail. This was done by wrapping the ribbon around once sticking it down with a dab of hot glue and then cutting a v shaped notch at the loose end of the ribbon. I used a 1" wide unwired ribbon. I think a small bow with a thinner ribbon would also be nice.

6. Attach the favour tags using hot glue or thread them on to the tails of your bow.

7. Fill boxes with candy of your choice, this is the yummy part and there you have a frugal favour box that is custom made for your wedding.

The finished product!

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