Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Party Favor Treat Box with Calendar

 Usually I wait until November to start thinking about a  party favor design for our family holiday get-together. Recently, I saw a Lawn Fawn die set at HM Ben Franklin Crafts that seemed perfect for my needs.  Using card stock sheet from a Sizzix 6x12 paper pad, I was able to cut out the box and the inside photo frame. Because our party group is a mix of young and old, males and females, I plan to keep the boxes neutral in design.  The calendar on the cover was ordered from Vippies who carry them in assorted sizes...I used the smallest one.  I was going to embellish the top of the box with cute/sparkly stuff but decided that the men in our gathering would probably be happier with 'yay' cut from gold foil card stock (DCWV). The die set also comes with a 'thanks' die which would be great for other occasions.
 I plan to put Big Island shortbread cookies in the favor boxes but lots of other cookies or candies would fit.  To personalize the boxes, I will use my Japanese camera (which takes mini Polaroid-like photos) to snap a shot of each guest before the dinner.  Then I will include the photo frame  in the box with some double stick tape so the guest can tape in their photo.  I hope that each recipient will enjoy the treats, use the calendar and put items like paperclips or buttons in the empty box.  I'm amazed at how quickly this project came together because of the wonderful Lawn Fawn die set.  I hope by sharing my calendar treat box early this year you can get a head start on your party favors, too.  It really is enjoyable to share my hand crafted projects when I am not pressed for time to complete everything during the holidays.  Happy Early Holiday Crafting!
P.S. The photo on my sample box has a piece of vellum over it to protect the innocent who would likely dislike that MOTHER used it without their permission. LOL!


eva said...

Hi Lynn, Sounds like a great plan for favors! and very nice to take a photo of each guest. I agree that Lawn Fawn has been making some awesome dies lately!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh boy, your guests will definitely LOVE your favor boxes. What a sweet idea. TFS

Cami said...

This is a great idea to take mini pics of the guests and have them place in the favor box! I like your calendar on the front cover...everybody needs little calendars. I have this die and thank you for another way to use this.

Annette Allen said...

I love how you used this die.. so awesome