Today’s Holiday Blitz tutorial on Splitcoast is a Party Favor Box. I made mine a little bit different.
I had seen this version in the book “A Season of Joy” by MakingMemories.
It’s a wonderful book with a lot of great ideas.
I got the idea for the Avent Calendar from there as well.
If you are interested in how to make this version, click on more for a step-by-step tutorial.
One 6″x 12″ piece of Patterned Paper
One 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Patterned Paper
empty toilet paper roll (not shown)
strong adhesive (not shown)
corner rounder or decorative scissors
Use the corner rounder to add a scallop to the 6″ edges of your 6″ x 12″ piece of patterned paper.
You could cut the edges with decorative scissors instead.
Put your 6″ x 12″ paper in your paper cutter so that the 12″ side is vertical.
Line up with the 5 1/2″ mark and cut a slid from 2″ to 4 1/2″.
Move the paper over to the 5″ mark and cut again from 2″ to 4 1/2″.
Continue to move your paper 1/2″ and cut from 2 ” to 4 1/2″. Repeat for the entire length of the paper.
Turn the paper around and repeat step two on this side as well. Both ends of your 6″ x 12″ paper will now have cuts 2 1/2″ cuts in 1/2″ interval 2″ from each side.
Step four (0ptional):
Decorate your 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper.
I cut mine down to 4 1/4″ x 6″,added coordinating cardstock strips to create an extra border and stamped it with my All in a Row Argyle stamp.
Hint: If adding the extra cardstock strips, make sure you use strong adhesive to tape them to your main piece. I used regular adhesive (Snail adhesive). That wasn’t strong enough and I had to redo it later on.
Tape your smaller patterned paper in the center of your bigger piece. I suggest you use Sticky Tape or Terrific Tape on the 4 1/2″ ends.
Add two strips of strong adhesive (I used Terrific Tape) on opposite sides of your empty paper roll.
Flip your patterned paper piece over so the wrong side is facing up.
Center you paper roll over the patterned paper.
Line the center of the paper up with your paper roll. Tape it down on your first adhesive strip.
Add another strip of your strong adhesive on the opposite end of your patterned paper.
Hint: Now that I see the tutorial it would be easier to just add three strips of adhesive in the center of the patterned paper. One on each end, on in the middle of the uncut piece.
Roll your paper roll up in your patterned paper and tape down with your adhesive.
Push the slits you cut inward and tie shut with a ribbon.
Fill your treat box and tie other side shut with ribbon as well.
Decorate and you are done!