I love making personalized favors boxes for parties and various occasions.
They are so easy to make not to mention very cost effective if you make it with recycled materials.
I did not use recycled materials for the ones in the photos but using paper grocery bags in place of cardstock is a favorite of mine.
Both boxes in this set require only 1 piece assembly so the only other thing you need is a little piece of string or ribbon.
You can stuff them with not so fancy candy and it will still stand to impress.
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Materials for DIY Butterfly Favors Box
Cardstock – Any color that fits your theme works here. Here’s some of my favorite brands:
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Favorite Assorted Pink/Blush 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Favorite Assorted Purple 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
Ribbon or string – Anything less than half an inch wide works here.
Templates – I’ve included both the printable and SVG versions of the templates for free in my resource library.
Tip of assembling the butterfly favors box
I’m not a big fan of the scoring tools with the Cricut. I like to score my cardstock by hand.
To do this, I just use a ruler and a straight edge like this scraper or a credit card.
I also like prefer using a fresh light grip mat for this design. It is more intricate and therefore easier to get off and clean up after with the blue mat.
A letter sized piece of cardstock can make a box that is a little less than 3 inches wide.
DIY Butterfly Cards