Today I have a very cute favor box, that reminds me of a cubic pumpkin. It was made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch from Stampin’ Up!.
Aren’t they cute? It would make a fun table favor or place card for Thanksgiving or another festive fall celebration. I originally made them for the large Hershey’s Kisses, the ones that are just under 2″ diameter at the bottom. They would fit the pumpkin just as it is. Sadly, all of my large kisses went missing. Instead, I made a small box for the inside bottom, just big enough for one Ferrero Rocher, or similar sized candy.
They go together very quickly, and you can make three from a 12×12″ piece of foil frenzy specialty designer series paper. Just cut a 3″ strip from the bottom of the paper, then from the 9×12″ piece, cut six 2×9″ strips, and use two for each pumpkin. Arrange the pattern the way you want it to appear on the pumpkin, as the 9″ length will be what goes up and down on the pumpkin.
Start with the two 2×9″ strips, and score with the 9″ side up at 1 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 7 1/2″. Repeat for the second strip. Place each end of the strip into the scalloped tag topper punch, and make sure the end goes all the way into the punch and rests at the back. Punch both ends of each strip.
Glue the center sections together in a cross shape, see the video for placement, and let dry.
Punch two daisies from card stock, I used both Old Olive and Tranquil Tide for my pumpkins. Also cut two 1/8″ strips that are about 4″ long. These will be curled around a pencil to make the tendrils for the pumpkin. Punch a 1/4″ hole in the center of each daisy. Glue the daisies together, offsetting the petals, with the two tendrils in between. Let dry.
Take a 10″ length of ribbon, I used the Old Olive Shimmer Ribbon and the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon. Fold it over into a loop, and tie an overhand knot at the end.
If you are using a Ferrero Rocher, create the box from a 3×3″ piece of card stock, scored and 3/4″ on all sides and formed into a box. Glue to the center of the bottom of the pumpkin. Then take the ribbon, and pull the loop through the hole in the top of the “tag”, so the knot is inside the box. Then pull the loop through the opposite side, then another top, then finally the last tag top. This should snug all the tops together, with the knot of the loop inside the pumpkin, and the loop coming out like a stem.
I used some glitter enamel dots on the tops for a little sparkle, then stamped “Happy Thanksgiving” with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and punching it out with the Classic Label Punch. Of course, you could use any sentiment you wish, or just write the name of your guest for a place card, or have none at all. The pumpkin is still pretty cute.
Thank you for visiting, and until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed! Smiles, Darby