Ready for another throwback post? Last year I made these fun favor boxes for the Core’dinations blog, and now I get to share it here. So if you’re planning on hosting Thanksgiving, these favor boxes would be a great way to let your guests know how much you appreciate their coming.
During this month of giving thanks and gratitude, I love doing a few extra things to show people how much they mean to me. And while I’ll be out of town on Thanksgiving day with family, I have a little group of women who I’m very grateful for, so I’m making up a little Thanksgiving favor for them to open. This would also be a really fun idea to make for anyone coming to your Thanksgiving feast.
DIY Favor Box Supplies:
- Neutrals Core Essentials card stock
- Core’Dinations Gemstones Collection
- Gold Chinese Take Out Boxes
- Border punch
- Black ink
Step 1: Take the wire handle off the take out box, and lay it flat.
Step 2: Trace the side section onto Gemstone card stock, and cut out 2 for each box.
Step 3: Stamp your greeting on the bottom middle of your Gemstone card stock in Black ink, and adhere to the take out box.
Step 4: Cut a 2-1/2″ strip from black card stock, and punch along the top and bottom with your border punch.
Step 5: Write name on 1-1/4″ strip of Gemstone card stock, and layer on black card stock. Cut to shape of box front, and adhere to box.
Step 6: Reassemble box, tie ribbon to handle and fill!
Cute and simple idea, but WHY take the box apart if you’re just adding a few embelishments?? I buy about 100-200 of the Chinese take out boxes in different sizes from restaurant supply store for about 4-bucks. They come in a huge bag and area ll white. Then I take apart the boxes, cover then with scrap book paper (holiday or birthday decor or just colors) and then I re-assemble using colored wire and tie a bunch of fancy ribbon pieces onto one side of the handle. The regular size boxes use a 12×12″ scrap paper piece. Large ones require… Read more »
Thank you Bobbie. There are so many fun ways to decorate a chinese take-out box.
Ya know that is one of those (sitting at the table trying to get inspiration)-why didn’t I think of that .. LOL Or as my kids refer to it as the V-8 moment !LOL
Very cute !!
A v-8 moment–that’s cute!