Party Favor

by Andrea Walford

Try swapping the holiday paper for heart-, flower-, or birthday candle-printed paper, and you've got a party favor for any occasion!

Supplies

  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade
  • 6" x 6" sheet Patterned paper
  • Two 8" pieces of ribbon
  • Bone Folder
  • 1/4" Square Punch
  • Sticky Strip
  • Fine Tip Scissors

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    This picture will show where to score and fold, and where to punch.

  2. Step 2

    Align paper with top of the paper cutter and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2". 3 3/4" and 5". Rotate paper 90 degrees, then score at 1 1/4" and 4 3/4".

  3. Step 3

    Using a bone folder to fold along all the score lines.

  4. Step 4

    Starting at the edge of the paper, align the corner of the 1/4" square punch so the crease is centered in the punch opening.

    Adjust the edges of your paper so that only EXACTLY HALF of the square will be punched out to create a triangle shaped notch.

  5. Step 5

    Fold paper at the first score line, then realign punch as described in step 4, and punch.
    When the paper is unfolded, there will be a diamond-shaped hole.

  6. Step 6

    Fold your paper at the next score line and repeat step 5.

    Note: To prevent punch malfunction, don't punch through more than 2 layers of paper.

  7. Step 7

    Once all "triangles" and "diamonds" are cut, apply Sticky Strip on the wrong side of the paper, along the outside edge of the wider end.

  8. Step 8

    Remove the red liner. Overlap and adhere the ends together so that a rectangular box shape is created.

  9. Step 9

    Pinch each end as shown and tie the ribbon around it in a knot. Trim the ends of the ribbon.

  10. Step 10

    Using a fine-tipped pair of scissors, cut the ends on each side into a fringe.

  11. Step 11

    In the same way that you curl gift-wrapping ribbon, use your scissor blade to gently curl the strips of paper.

Variations

  1. Try different sizes.

    Make it round
    Start with a 6" x 12" piece of patterned paper. Lay it long side down on a cutting mat. Cut 2" horizontal slits about 2" away from the short end, 1/2" apart from top to bottom of the paper with a craft knife.

    Tape a 4 1/2" x 6" piece of patterned paper over the center of the cut paper. Roll up, and tape together. Push cut sections together and tie shut.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Party Favor. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is too cute! It is just the right size for many of the mini-gifts I put together for Senior Centers. The party favors would work no matter what the occasion or season.
Linda Hayes  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 5:36 AM
Once again, all I can say is AWESOME!! What a GREAT TUTORIAL, and one that I will use over and over again ... for every season. smile

I Love This Site!!
Judy  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 5:42 AM
How cute this is ..sure will make the table real festive looking..Thanks again SCS. You never stop amazing us...
Karen G.  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 5:57 AM
This is absolutely lovely, will definately be making some for the family table on Christmas Day! and for many other occasions - thanks for another great tutorial!
chalem  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 8:35 AM
Thank you so much! This will be great for name tags/seating for Thanksgiving (and I'll have enough time to make 24 of them - LOL!)with Dove chocolates inside. How cool! What a great tutorial! Again, thanks!
Susie Q in Avon  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 9:08 AM
Hey, I may try these and make them a different size so I can tuck gift cards in them. Tooo cute!!!
Yami  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 9:33 AM
Oh my.. This week has made me SO excited! I am LOVING these samples.. Thank you!!!
corinna  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 10:27 AM
This is so cute, love it, can't wait to try these for Thanksgiving.
Jerri Jimenez  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 10:44 AM
Your party favors are awesome, Andrea!
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial ~ I'll be making lots of these ... they are perfect for all kinds of little goodies and treats!!
genescrapper  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 11:11 AM
beautiful! love it...darn it...I need another punch now! thanks!
AimeeG18  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 2:52 PM
Andrea, these are so wonderful! Your tutorial is awesome! Please keep your creative and inspiring work coming! I love it!
Linsey  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 8:05 PM
So clever! I want to make a batch to take along on Thanksgiving day. First I have to go to the grocery store for something yummy, like macadamia nuts.
Garnet  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 8:17 PM
I love these daily tutorials - they are so great! Just a short question: Should you apply the adhesive to both ends of the box ore really just to on end?
Nessie  |  Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 11:52 PM
This are absolutely the cutest little favors. I will be making some of them for my Thanksgiving table. Thanks so much for the idea.
Sherlie  |  Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 3:23 AM
Cute cute cute!!!! Darling in any designer paper for all holidays!!!
joyk  |  Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 3:36 AM
These are great! This is another great idea to share with my ladies at the craft club. I look forward every day to the holiday projects. Thank you.
barbara hickson  |  Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 8:37 AM
Just going to get these done now for Thanksgiving. So pretty.
Hint: A star punch will make a good little notch in the sides it you don't have a square punch.
GarnetJ  |  Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 1:44 PM
This is sooo cute. I will for sure use this on the Christmas table. I may enlarge for small gifts too. Thanks so much for sharing.
Claudia  |  Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 7:09 AM
I love the cracker. That is what my girl friend used to call them. They were filled with hats to wear out of tissue paper and a treat. You brought back memories.
Bonnie
Bonnie Epps  |  Thu Dec 6, 2007 at 6:51 PM
Waao!. A real cool tutorial on gift wrapping.
Corporate Hampers  |  Mon Jun 2, 2008 at 11:21 AM

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