25Favor Box Garland
Do you have left over party supplies? Character plates and napkins, favors, streamers… I always have supplies left over from parties, so I’m working on making crafts that incorporate them. This favor box garland was ridiculously quick to come together and would be a great addition to a party or game night.
There are so many occasions that could use a little ‘glam-up’ with a quick garland. Spruce up family game night, Bunko or Gin with friends, game day, or even a tea party with your kids’ stuffed animal friends.
Below are some ideas I came up with – can you think of more? If so, please leave them in the comments and help everyone get their creative juices flowing.
- Family Game Night: question marks, exclamation points
- Tea Parties: tea cups, tea pots, flowers
- Game Day: footballs, baseball bats and balls, soccer balls
- Card Game Get-Togethers: suit of cards, like this one
Paper garlands using patterned paper are so versatile, but using a premade favor box set gives you the boxes, wraps, and ribbons. Craft stores sell these in the party supplies or wedding sections, and often you can find them marked down on clearance when the seasons change. Who doesn’t love that?!
I picked up this box of 50 for less than $5 forever ago and have definitely gotten my money’s worth. I’ve used the entire favors, have separated the boxes for party favors for a different theme, and I’ve even used the boxes for small gifts. I’ve also raided the ribbons for use in other projects, and am now working on finding additional uses for the wraps.
This is a very simple project and you’ll only need a couple of things to complete a garland in about 5 minutes.
- favor box kit
- hanging ribbon (I used a narrow gross grain so that mine would lie flat)
- scissors and tape
To whip up your favor box garland, just separate the wraps into sections – you can get two shapes from a single wrap. Each wrap has 5 sections: 4 that will be used and one that will be discarded (the small section with the tab). Cut the wrap into 2 pieces, each 2 sections.
Fold over the piece and cut a shape. Take care to leave a portion at the top that joins the two sides together.
Fold the shape over the ribbon and secure the bottom with tape. Trim any excess tape, but be sure to leave a small lip to keep the sections together. You’re done.
Here’s the garland (after being played with A LOT) during our riveting game of “Go Fish.” In related news, I am so psyched that the little one can now play card games. We’re not big .card players, but something about doing this with kids makes me smile from ear to ear.
Quick and cute, right? Would you mind sharing this to Pinterest for us? It makes a great addition to a “Party Ideas” board.
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