Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Girl Time

OH MY! I have neglected this little blog lately. I have a good reason though. My daughter was in town! We spent time taking care of family matters and enjoying time together, catching up, shopping and creating. Saturday night I had the pleasure of a girls night out with my daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. Oh what fun we had! We went to a local craft store that was offering mini make-and-take classes. Our favorite class was the one where we learned how to make these cute, easy, and quick favor boxes. And since blogland is a place for sharing great ideas, I thought you might enjoy learning how to make them too.
First start with a rectangle of scrapbook paper
(any stiff, cardstock type paper will do).
Fold the rectangle in half width-wise. Then give it a small crease at the open end
to determine the center point.
Using a ruler, score a line
(use a stylist or the back of a butter knife)
from the top center to the bottom outside corner
of each side of the rectangle.
Your scores will resemble a triangle. Flip the paper and repeat on the other side.
Use the scored lines to create folds in the paper. Fold both sides inward forming a box.
At the top of the box punch holes through all four ends.Thread ribbon through the holes and tie.Cut a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Begin at one edge and cut in a circular pattern
resembling a curled up snake.
Cut off the center bulb, or "snakes head."
Start at the center and curl the entire "snake"
until it resembles a flower.

Use hot glue or craft glue to adhere a scrap of ribbon or yarn and then apply the paper flower on top
(use a big dollop of glue and hold until the flower is set).
Now you're ready to untie the ribbon and
fill your cute little box

with small items like candy or jewelry.


Anonymous said...

These are so cute! Can't wait to try one.

Grandma said...

Thanks for sharing!! So cute. GLad you had a chance to get together with your girls!!!! Isn't family the best?

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Love that flower idea . . it's fun doing stuff with our daughters.

Knudsen's said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this fun little gift box. Now if I can figure out how to make them correctly, I think they'd make great Visiting Teaching gifts. Thanks again! Camille

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Isn't that a great idea for making favors! I love that! Thanks for sharing, Joy!

Smullin Family said...

I LOVE this!..especially the flower detail. Thank you for sharing with us.

Connie said...

That is so cute and useful. Thanks for sharing.

vwestermeyer said...

I love this! Thank yo uso much for sharing; I can't wait to share it with my girlfriends!!

Becky said...

Time with daughters is the best! Spent the weekend in San Diego with my girl. Glad you had a great time.

Lisa said...

Wow. That is SOO cute! So many uses for these! Thanks for sharing.

Victoria said...

Darling little boxes. Thanks for sharing!

I just read your post about getting out of your comfort zone. Good for you!!! I have to work to do that as well so I understand. :)

Twin XL said...

Very cute boxes - glad to hear you all had a great time :)

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