Decorate these cute little matchbox wedding favours to fit your theme – you could even stamp guests’ names on them and use them as place settings too.
You will need
- 1 sheet of cardstock per box
- Several sheets of colourful paper
- Stamps and ink or other decorative embellishments
- Bone folder (optional)
- Double-sided tape or glue
- Round or triangle hole punch
- Download matchbox template
Step 1. Photocopy and cut out the template. There are two pieces per box: an inner tray and an outer wrap. Trace and cut as many matchbox pieces as you need from cardstock.
Step 2. Assemble the inner tray piece. Fold the cardstock at each of the dotted lines. For crisp lines, score it with a straight edge and a bone folder, and run the bone folder over each of the creases. However, if you don’t have a bone folder you can also use your thumb.
Step 3. Apply glue or tape to each of the tabs. Fold up the long sides of the inner tray piece, and gently turn the tabs in toward the centre. Then fold up the short sides of the box, and sandwich the tabs from the long sides between the short sides.
Step 4. Make the outer wrap by scoring, folding, and creasing along each of the dotted lines. Fold this piece over the inner tray to make sure it fits snugly. Glue or tape along the last tab of the wrap and apply pressure to make sure they stick together.
Step 5. Now it’s time to decorate and fill the favour boxes. Use the hole punch to punch out confetti from the colourful paper, and fill the boxes with the bits of punched paper. Decorate the boxes by gluing some of the punched paper to the outside of the boxes, or alternatively use stamps to create whatever pattern and style you like.
Project credit: Print, Paint & Ink by Andie Powers & Emily Grosse (The Taunton Press in 2016); Photography: Jaquilyn Shumate
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