Elegant DIY Butterfly Favor Boxes

Like most little girls, my daughter is in love with butterflies. They are whimsical, magical and new to her, as they flutter by her face in the summer sun.   Lately, I’ve happily noticed that they are becoming more of an adult trend.  I’ve started seeing them on everything from stationery, to women’s fashion, to home décor.  It’s such a happy trend, and butterflies lend such a beautiful and sophisticated accent to everything they touch.

These butterfly favor boxes are very quick and easy to make.  I just added paint, glitter and miniature chipboard butterfly details to mimic both the wings of a butterfly and its flight.

 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

When I spotted these elegant little boxes with a butterfly closure on Little Birdies website they set my heart a flutter, pun intended! I knew they would make the perfect gift box for a hostess gift or favor.  They are large enough to hold several wrapped chocolates, candies, soaps or other treats for your guests to take home.

Step 1: Paint the front and back of the butterfly shape on top of the box.  At the same time paint the miniature chipboard butterflies.  Let the paint dry.

Step 2: Using a paintbrush apply glue to the edges of the butterfly wings (front and back).  At the same time apply glue to the edges of the wings on the miniature chipboard butterflies.

Step 3: Shake glitter onto the butterfly wings and then shake off, leaving glitter only on the edges of the butterfly wings.  Let the glue dry.

Product Tip: You can get different effects by using either fairy dust or shimmer crush products.  The fairy dust is soft and fine in texture, it’s appearance is a light dusting of gold.  The Shimmer crush has a fabulous rich texture, it is grainier with slightly varied shades of the chosen color. This almost gives a more three-dimensional effect as it is more raised in appearance.

Step 4: Assemble the boxes as shown.

Step 5: Fill the boxes with candy or treats that coordinate with your party theme. Any bite sized candy would work well.

Step 6: Attach the chipboard butterflies using the adhesive pad on the back of each butterfly

At our party, we displayed each favor atop a mini gold plate. An elegant gift for either each place setting or a separate display.

For more bling, you could add rhinestones sequins or gemstones to the butterfly wings.

Check out Little Birdie for other fun additions to your favor box, stickers or tags for your guest’s name and even ribbon to attach it. Can’t wait to see what you make!

Natalie

Silhouette Party Favors

Need ideas for your next party? Then I have the perfect project for you! Silhouette Party Favors are just what you need. These sweet party favors are super fun, fast and easy to make. Each silhouette can be customized for your party guest with paint and sweet lettering. Make these for Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Weddings or that special Birthday Event. Just grab some Little Birdie Silhouette Stickers, Shredded Paper and Mini Plastic Cake Domes. Let’s get started….

Here’s What You’ll Need:

 

Step One

Attach a silhouette lady sticker to a 2 inch cut piece of paper straw, set aside.

Step Two

Apply some glue to the cake base and layer with shredded paper.  Then glue the straw with silhouette to the cake base in center of the shredded paper. Let dry. 

Step Three

Line the cake base rim with paper border trim, mini trims, glue in place. Let dry.

Step Four

Add alpha stickers to the cake domes to spell out your guest names. Finish off with bakery twine bows and sentiments.

For more fun add some glitter, paper flowers, rhinestones or sequins. These silhouette ladies are perfect for making matching party banners, invites, table cards and cupcake toppers. Can’t wait to see what you make!

xo

Lisa Kettell

 

Little Birdie Gift Bags Plus A Bonus Tag!

Hi friends!

I am always looking for cute ways to give gifts! Cute one of a kind boxes or bags. When I was going through Little Birdie’s website I spotted these super cute muslin bags and thought that they would make beautiful gift bags! It is like getting two gifts in one! They can reuse it as a gift bag! One might wonder what could you use these for other than gift bags. They would look super cute on a shelf. You could add potpourri to them! You could gift them with the potpourri. They were very quick and easy to make. Little Birdie has done the work for you, really! Pick your favorite pack of flowers and chipboard, muslin bags! That’s it! No sew as I use Fabri-Tac Adhesive!

Can’t get any easier than that! Unless you just get a paper bag.

That’s no Fun!!!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Gather all materials needed.

2. Apply paint over stencil and let dry.

3. Apply paint onto Chipboard Leaf Vine and let dry.

4. Cut Burlap Ribbon a little longer than the width of  Muslin bag. Fray edges.

5. Adhere Burlap Ribbon, Chipboard Leaf Vine and flowers onto Muslin bag.

Done with bag one!

Bag two is super simple!

  1. Grab Muslin bag and pack of Iona flowers, which also comes with the flourish chipboard. Arrange and adhere to bag.

That’s it!

Second beautiful gift bag in minutes!

But WAIT!!!

I have a bonus!

Gift tag using the packaging!

  1. Trim to size.
  2. Score in center.
  3. Punch hole.
  4. Add jute and flower.

I hope you enjoyed these easy gift bags! I hope you will give them a try!

Thanks for stopping by!