Butterfly Favors Box

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:

  • Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
  • Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
  • 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
  • Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
  • Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
  • 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.

Ribbon or string – Anything less than half an inch wide works here.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

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    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.

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