These are so fun and easy! I saw a couple of youtube videos on them and really you can make one in less time than it takes to watch the video! I made 12 for my Jr church kids and 4 for my kids. I forgot to take a pic of the 12 all done! :( I put small scalloped circles and just a heart on them.
These were for our kids:
Cut a piece of paper 6" x 8 1/2"
(You can make it 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 if you are using 8 1/2x11 paper
-it will just be 1/2" shorter)
Score at 2", 4", 6", 8", and 8"
(I'm not a lefty... I just have to use the camera with my right hand!)
Turn and score at 2" (on the bottom if your paper has a pattern that matters)
On the 2", 4", 6', 8" score lines, cut from the bottom up to the 2" score line
Cut off the 2" x 1/2" bit
Fold on all score lines
Put adhesive on the 1/2" strip and 3 of the 4 bottom flaps
I find it easier to put the side together so that the top and bottom line up well, then fold in the bottom flaps one at a time to make a box like this. I kept forgetting to put the adhesive on the bottom until after I had put the sides together... no worries... just do them one at a time and finish the bottom.
Press 2 sides in like this
Fill about to half with goodies! :D
Make 2 holes near the top for your ribbon
Bring your ribbon through the holes and tie a bow
Embellish as desired
Thanks for looking and I hope this gives you an idea for a fun and easy favor
for your next special occasion.