I sometimes get asked by customers how easy it is to assemble the Party Favor Boxes in my printable kits.
Those of you who already know me a little bit from reading this blog, know I like to keep things simple – so the short answer is: it’s pretty easy!
But here is a longer more detailed answer, so you can see for yourself just how simple it really is 🙂 Depending on your kit the box may come in slightly different shapes, but the steps are the same for all of them.
How to Assemble a Party Favor Box
* Also check out the infographic at the bottom! *
1. Print out the favor box template on a letter sized or A4 cardstock – I recommend using this thicker paper type to make the box more sturdy.
2. Cut around the edges of the box, on the full-line border. You can use scissors, but I prefer using a cutting knife and ruler – it’s more precise and goes faster, and you’ll probably be making at least several of these boxes to hand out to your party guests.
3. This next step will really help you to get a much more professional looking box, and will also make it easier for you to fold it: score along the dashed lines! Personally I use a ruler and a tracing wheel (this is something I had lying around the house from the time my mother used to sew), but if you don’t have one handy you can try this trick: Use the other side of your cutting knife (not the blade) and a ruler to gently score along the dashed lines. Remember – you only need to make a dent, not cut the paper this time!
4. Apply glue to the box’s tabs – You don’t need to put glue on all tabs. Since these boxes will be filled with food, I prefer to use as little glue as possible to keep everything clean. The best option in my opinion is to use double-sided tape and only place it on the side tab and one of the wide bottom tabs.
5. Fold the box along the dashed lines, remove the cover of the double-sided tape and glue to form the 3D shape of the box.
6. This is the fun part: fill your finished boxes with goodies! You can place them at your party table with a sign inviting guests to take one, or hand them out personally to each guest.
I like to fill favor boxes with candies and chocolates for my guests, what do you like to put in yours?
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