Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Mac...nolia" DIY Favor Box

I had this favor box in mind for over a week, since I saw the new inspiration for OTWC Challenge #34. Love these soft colors of peach and blue. How about that cherry branch? Wouldn't it make a great painting?

Little did I know than that my dear husband would bring so much contribution to my project. First he changed a burnt light bulb and was so sweet to ask me if I wanted the box. Oh, yes, I did want it, I had already put my eye on it and I was so delighted he had thought of me that way.

This is a great way to make your own wedding favors and recycle some of your day to day life packaging. So start collecting some boxes and put them to good use. Ask your friends and neighbors to bring theirs too. I think different size and shapes boxes would look beautiful on a candy buffet.

Carefully open the box flat.

Apply an even coat of white glue on the outside of the box taking care not to have too much.

Adhere the box to the back of a pattern paper of your choice.

Cut out around the box, fold and glue the box in place.

Embellish as you like. I used a parchment flower that I made myself, but you can buy paper flowers to save some time.

Now this flower is called Mac...nolia. No, it's not a mistake, although someone commented about my poor English. This is how my husband called it when I asked him what flower it resembled. I should tell you he is not great with flower names so he first called it a "mac" which is the Romanian for "poppy". I told him I wanted to make a poppy but this one looks more like a magnolia so he corrected himself: "Mac..nolia!". I had a great laugh and told him this is going to be the flowers name.

This is it for today but I have another beautiful wedding project to share tomorrow.


Tincha said...

Simple and beautiful!

Meda said...

Thank you, Tincha. I saw your blog and I was amazed by your simple elegant work. I think you have comments set to off so I couldn't leave you some love, but I will definitely come follow through my blogroll widget.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

i like it!! iar numele pt floare e potrivit!

Tatanky said...

Hi Meda ! Yes my family saves their discarded box for me hehehe it's a great and fun way to recycle. Thanks for sharing the "Mac...nolia" story it's fun.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is very very cool!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! You put a lot of great work in this, and what a great recycling project too! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

sassyb07 said...

hi Meda
adorable! I love the conversation behind the box too!
hugs, Valerie

Court said...

Beautiful Meda! :) What a great idea on up-cycling!

Myrna said...

You are a very clever lady. Your husband is a really special guy.
Love the story and the box is wonderful.