I am going to share with you TWO style of these tube based party favor! Ready? Start with these pre cut 6x6 papers from Marion Smith- this collection is Junque Gypsy.
With your Xyron Tape runner- run a strip of adhesive right at the very edge of one side of your paper
then on the OPPOSITE side edge (flip it over- and don't accidentally stick the other side down to your work surface!
now do a little "pre" roll of each edge- this will help you join the edges together more easily
see how the opposite side now has a little curve- you want that on both sides
now join it together and then run your finger over the edge to get it sealed super good
now do a little pinch- TIP my thumb is under the seam- so I am pressing the seam to the center front, that way the seam will be in the back.
now eyeball a bout an inch down- thats where you will start your pinch for the first style of favor box (sample shown at the end of this guide)
start from the inch in and pressing- keep folding it in until you reach the edges you pinched is as a guide when to stop
like this... then use your finger nail to reinforce the crease line
tie a little twine around
For the next style, follow the same steps as before to make your tube
but this time when you fold in half, take a stapler and staple the bottom shut
for the other side- add in any goodies then seal it up
I like to use Washi tape for this step as it keeps people from having to pull out sharp staples!
Now decorate! I just added a sweet little Petal Sugared Flower with some hot glue
For this one I added a Petal Botanica Collections Blooms in Fuchsia
I used some gold staples for the closure for a little added detail
Another idea is to use some Petaloo Crocheted trim. To attach open one end- attach trim with hot glue, then wrap around to other side and glue again.
That enables you to close the party favor box back up. I finished this one off with sugared blooms in mocha
so cute for your next party. They can also hold gift cards for just a one off gift!
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