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:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
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