Favor Box Garland

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.

Favor Box Bunting Square

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

Favor Box Tutorial from Ruffles and Rain Boots

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?!

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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.

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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

Supplies to make a favor box bunting


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.

Quick Party Ideas

Fold over the piece and cut a shape. Take care to leave a portion at the top that joins the two sides together.

How to Make a Garland

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.

Quick Paper Party Garland

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 Party Garland

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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We love making garlands around here! If you’re looking for more ideas, go ahead and sign up to receive our free once-weekly newsletter. Once you’re done jotting your email down in that quick form, visit our party page or start with these quick-to-assemble garlands:

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  1. You sure have gotten a lot of mileage from those boxes. This is such a cute idea. I think it would be cute out of cardstock too. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

  2. You are amazing and I think my kids might be getting shorted because my craft quotient is so low! Luckily I have you to help inspire me.

    When I rig one of these up I will keep that thing up ALL year just to remind me how cool I am to have made it.

    1. I just spat coffee out of my mouth laughing so hard! My daughter is actually the garland hoarder in our house – when we take one down, she wants it hung up in her room. It’s starting to look like a party supply store in there…

  3. Love this idea, I always have leftover party decorations! This is so creative! I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!

  4. Sarah, What a great idea! I’m thinking Neighbor summer evening get togethers, swim parties, girls movie night . . . just a few! So happy you shared this with us at VMG206 Brag About It this week!

  5. I love these and can’t say enough how much I think the purple and white colors are perfect for these favor boxes!! ;)

  6. What a creative idea, such a cute garland! I definitely use leftover party supplies for crafts, may have a hoarding problem with party and craft supplies :).

  7. Haven’t found the equivalent of a “true” craft store here. I really love the repurposing of items. I may have to make a garland for that one time a year I “decorate”.

  8. What a great idea. I always have a little bit of everything left over! How fun to make something adorable out of them. I really love cute garland. Thanks for the tips! Love your website… over here from Creative Bloggers :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ali. I have SO MANY ‘left over’ craft supplies, and I figured that I had better start using them before they take over my house!

  9. This is so cute and so much fun Sarah!

    How do you come up with all of these ideas – seriously – you impress me!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  10. I have quite a few left over stuff but I’ve never thought of making anything with them. This is once again another great idea that you’ve come up with. I am once again pinning so I can do this sometime soon. Here’s to a fantastic week Sarah!