Here's a gift for your guests that's good and good-looking. Bayley's Boxes jumbo cake-slice boxes come in more than 40 colors and patterns and can be displayed in dozens of fun ways for everyone to ooh and aah over. For our faux-cake version, we filled boxes (in the Shimmering Coral shade) with cake balls and used a pastry bag fitted with a piping tip to decorate them with Fando whip-type clay. Then, we topped each with an artificial cherry.
As they say, it's all about the packaging. On the next few slides we share some of our favorite wedding favor packaging ideas.
To thank wedding guests, fill these cool blue decorated boxes with your favorite candies. More of a pink person? No prob. This cute favor idea can be made in any color.
Pillowy pom-poms make the perfect adornment for favor boxes -- or anything, for that matter. Writ large, they're also a refreshing alternative to the ubiquitous paper lanterns in an outdoor reception tent, and they lend a whimsical, personal vibe to an otherwise stuffy, formal ballroom. Choose from tulle, organza, and net, perhaps with a lace or Swiss-dot pattern, then set aside just a few minutes to put them together (the breezy adornments are easy to make).
Favor boxes can look playful or sophisticated with yarn. Many of these ideas use the same technique: Attach the end of yarn to the bottom of a box with a clear round mailing seal. Wind yarn around the box several times, cut off, and affix the other end to the bottom with a second seal. Precut all of your yarn before wrapping.
Add your mark with these favors inspired by the packaging of fine chocolatiers. You can cover prepackaged chocolates in personalized paper decorated with your initials, names, or wedding date. Any word-processing program can produce simple type, but a graphics program is needed for more complicated designs. Print on lightweight paper, and finish with slim ribbon.
Tiny bows are the prettiest way to add polish to little favor boxes, but trying to cut evenly notched ends, which keep the ribbon from unraveling, can fray the nerves of the most patient bride. Our quick-fix tip: Center skinny ribbon over one saw-toothed notch of pinking shears, and snip. You'll clip a neat V in seconds, leaving you time to tend to more important details.
A secret message hidden beneath coconut-and-cashew truffles is revealed as the chocolates are devoured. The packaging seems fancy, yet this is just a standard box trimmed with scalloping scissors. The tabs are usually tucked in, but we left them out, punched holes, and threaded ribbon through for a unique form.
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