Master just one of these super-easy crafting techniques and you can dress up dozens of favors on the cheap.
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All About Technique
Master just one of these super-easy crafting techniques and you can dress up dozens of favors on the cheap. —Elizabeth Regalia, Associate Digital Editor
To cozy up these favor boxes, we got our flock on. Crafty types adore flocking powder (think fuzzy glitter) because it comes in a bazillion colors and adds a soft-texture finish to practically anything. Just like glitter, a tacky surface is all you need.
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These decorated muslin bags are just right for wrapping treats for wedding guests. Customize them with freezer-paper stencils (a technique that Martha Stewart Living editor Jodi Levine swears by).
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$1.40-a-pop yellow favor boxes will look like a million bucks after you learn this totally cool technique. Dunk them in alternating circles of clear and silver marble paint and watch your pattern appear.
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Guests can't resist tearing into these charming parcels. All they take to create are those basic sewing skills you learned way back in home ec.
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A hand punch makes these cheerful dots (and a lot of confetti), while paper lining makes them stand out. With a circle hand punch, make holes in a flattened box. Then make two paper liners to slip inside the box covering all sides.
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Plain favor boxes are easily prettified with everyone's favorite sparkly touch. Bonus points for presenting them in a color gradient—we mixed three glitters to produce four shades.
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The best thing about this gift idea: You won't find another like it anywhere else. Ask your calligrapher to create something special—a sentiment, an illustration, or a symbol. Have the image converted into a digital file and print it onto iron-on transfer paper. Cut closely around the design, then iron onto a canvas bag.