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Last Minute DIY Favor Boxes for school start

Aug 15/10 Sausan Designs posted in Digital, Freebie, Hybrid, Paper Scrapbooking and Clearstamps, Tiny Tutorials | 1 Comment »

Oh I am late as usual. It’s the last days of summer vacation and school will start tomorrow…well..Jana will start tomorrow whereas Josh will start Tuesday so there will be another day for me to get all ready.
I have been crafting a Schultüte (huge sugar cone filled with sweets and little toys that german kids get for their very first day of school) and will show some pics later.

Now as we will have some guests like Josh’s grandparents and god mothers and god fathers I thought of maybe doing some little favor boxes in shape of school bags for them.
It is a simple little box but it took me some tries to finally find the version that worked best for me and I will provide you with some kind of template later in case you’d prefer to create it digitally so you could just drag some digi papers over and print it out. I used a metric grid to draw my box but I am sure it transfers easily on an inch sized grid, too.

I created my boxes “traditionally” using pencil and scissors. I  stamped some of my Clearstamp Mini motives on and decorated all with some faux stitching that I drew with a thin black pen. When all was done I glued it together and let dry. Then I applied the belts that I cut from the remaining paper. Just measure them a slight bit longer than the back of the box so you can fold them to glue them down.
Well, that’s it. You can now start to fill the little school bags with M&Ms or Gummibears!

sturdy cardstock
scissors or craft knife
bone folder (optional)
corner rounder (optional)
clearstamps (optional)
printer (optional)

How to:
You can or print and cut my template to create a template for yourself and use it to sketch it on the desired paper ,  you can simply print  my template on your chosen cardstock  or you can decorate it digitally and then print out the finished design.

No matter how you decide  doing it you will then have to cut all out and fold on the indicated lines. In case you still need to decorate your box, you may want to do it  before glueing it together. I also rounded the corners of the school bag’s front flap.

When all is done glue it. While it is drying you can cut some shoulder belts. I measured them a slight bit longer than the back of my box, folded the ends  and glued them to the back.
Your box is almost ready now, the only thing you have to do is to fill it with some little favors like M&Ms or Gummibears!

1. Gather your supplies and trace and cut template

2. Fold along the indicated lines. I used a bone folder so it folds easier

3. I rounded the corners of the box flap but you can leave it as is. Then I prefolded it, with the sloppy side inside.

4. Now you can start to decorate your box. I stamped on it and drew faux stitching along the edges.

5. Now glue your box together. Then I measured the belts using the back of the box as a rough guide.
I cut the belts from the leftover paper of the cardstock I used. Then I eyeballed the width and cut
2 strips.

6. Decorate them with some faux stitching if you like and fold the edges. Then glue them to the back

That’s it! You are done! Now fill your little schoolbag box with sweets! Have fun! Hope you liked my little tutorial!

You can download the template here.  Remember that it is for personal use!

I also decided to do some sugar cone tags to use them as decoration on my coffee table napkins. I stamped the cones of my Clearstamps “School” set with the boyish star motif on cardstock and colored them in. I still have to cut them out but I am sure they will look cute on the table.
It would be too sweet if you’d leave me a comment . I hope you liked my little tutorial!

Hugs and happy day


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One Response to “Last Minute DIY Favor Boxes for school start”

  1. great tutorial

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