Hello, friends! I originally shared this post over at Practically Functional. Jessi was kind enough to let me share it here, too, and just in time for Thanksgiving this week!
I love to add extra details to my holiday tables like place cards or favor boxes, and that’s what I’m sharing with you today…
How to Create DIY Mini Pumpkin Favor Boxes
- Template (provided below)
- Orange Card Stock
- Green Card Stock
- Orange Ink (optional)
- Sponge (optional)
- Scoring Tool (or a Ruler & a Capped Pen)
- Small Hole Punch
- Small Leaf Punch
- Mini Brads
- 3-D Adhesive Dots (like these or these)
- A Little Patience ;0)
There are a lot of steps, which makes this project seem really complicated, but it’s not. I promise! It’s just that writing and photographing how-to’s takes a lot more space and time than showing you in person.
Take your time the first round, then you’ll be making these little boxes faster than your Thanksgiving dinner disappears from your table! ;0)
Start by printing the template on orange card stock.
If you don’t have a printer or can’t run card stock through the one you have, you can print the template on regular paper, cut the pieces out, then trace around them on the orange card stock.
Cut all of the pieces out. Make sure that you only cut on the solid black lines. DON’T cut on the dashed lines!
If you haven’t done it already, you can cut off the squares that are filled with hash lines.
Now, score the dotted lines and fold on the score lines. You can use a scoring tool for this or a ruler and a capped pen.
We’re going to put the box together. We want to make sure to put it together so that the printed lines are on the inside. It will look prettier that way! :0)
Place your template on your work surface, so that the printed lines are facing upwards and the two open spaces where we cut the hashed boxes out are on the left and right sides.
Put adhesive on the outside edges of the top two flaps.
Fold the back sides in…
…then pull them up to meet the outside edges of the top flaps. Doing it this way guarantees that your sides will line up nicely!
Once you have it lined up, lay that corner on your work surface and rub your finger along the inside to ensure that the adhesive holds.
Now repeat that process with the other flaps.
If you’re having trouble getting the sides to lay nicely, you can trim the corner of the inside flap off.
Phew! You got through the hardest part. You’re rocking this project! :0)
Now, cut a strip of green card stock for your handle. Punch a hole on each side of the handle and on each side of the box. Attach the handle with the mini brads.
If you’d like, you can use the sponge and orange ink to sponge around the edges of each of the three ovals. This adds a little extra dimension to your pumpkin.
Use your 3-D adhesive dots to attach two of the ovals next to each other so that they’re centered on the front of your box.
Place the third oval on top of the first two. Voila! A mini pumpkin!
If you’d like, you can use the leaf punch to add foliage to your pumpkins or you can cut two small ovals out of green card stock, fold them in half, and use them for leaves.
Now, fill them with a few small treats like Mini Snickers, and add them to your holiday table.
Finally, enjoy listening to your guests ooh and aaaah over how cute they are! :0)
Don’t forget to Pin It, so that you know just where to find this template!
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Thanks for joining me today! And Happy Thanksgiving Week! :0)