Monday, November 23, 2009

Favor-able Boxes!

A while ago I wrote about how I was having second thoughts about what we wanted to do for favors, but I've finally figured them out...and it all started with the boxes!

I spent a very long time researching what I wanted to do for the packaging of the favors, even before figuring out what would go in them. All I knew was that I wanted them all to coordinate, since I was going to do a Choose Your Own Favor table, a la Martha:

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I found tons of cheap options, but they either didn't go with our color scheme, or didn't have three coordinating, but different containers. Until I found Bayleys Boxes! They have an amazing selection of different styles of boxes, and a wide variety of patterns, colors and textures. Although a bit more expensive than I was hoping for, I quickly ordered samples in textured brown of:

Large Bag Box ($1.17 each)


Large Square Box ($1.17 each)

And a Gable Box ($1.17 each)


To order a sample of 3 different boxes it was only $2.50, and I liked them so much that I ordered 51 of each (we only needed 40 of each, but you get a price break at 51, and I wanted a few extras in case I messed up anything).

These boxes all come flat, so you do have to fold them yourself, but it's pretty easy. Here are some montages of me folding and assembling the boxes I got in the textured chocolate brown, so you can see what they look like in the color I ordered.

First up, the Bag Box:


The square box:



And the Gable Box (Which was the hardest of the boxes because I had to hole punch it before assembling it for the decorations, and the bottom didn't seem to hold together as well as I'd have liked, so I had to add two strips of double sided tape to the bottom flaps):


Assembled favor boxes: check! But then I needed to decorate them of course, as well as nail down what to put in them but I'll save that for tomorrow's post.

Where did you find your containers for your favors?

5 comments:

  1. Cute! Can't wait to see how you decorate them. I'm sure they will be fab, as usual ;)

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  2. Those are cute! Thank for the website tip! Can't wait to see them all ready to go.

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  3. Ah yes...I got some favor boxes at Bayleys! Love that site...such a great selection compared to most and pretty reasonably priced. I actually got my burgundy colored chinese takeout boxes from www.papermart.com to package our favors in. But I used Bayley's to buy about 25 little circus tent shaped boxes for the kid's favors. The little circus box is the perfect size for all the little goodies I am putting in them for the kiddos and they had them in our wedding colors with coordinating box belts! And what a great little favor for kids - circus shaped boxes! Can't wait to see what you put in your boxes :)

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  4. What a fun idea! I can't wait to see how you decorate the different boxes.

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  5. Great ideas! They look pretty easy too.

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