Box favors are customary to give guests at a wedding ceremony. Often, box favors are filled with candies or sweet treats for guests to take home. To make a creative box favor for an Indian wedding, make a box from card stock and decorate it to match the vibrant colors and theme of the special occasion.
- Card stock
- Spray paint
- Rubber stamps and ink pad
- Tissue paper
Draw with a pencil and ruler a block letter “t” on the back (white side) of a colored or printed piece of card stock. Use red or gold card stock for traditional Indian wedding colors. Make the “t” approximately 8 1/2 inches long, 2 inches wide at the base and 6 inches wide at the intersection. The intersection should occur 2 inches from the top of the vertical piece.
Cut out the “t” shape and fold into a box. Fold and crease the sides around the square middle where pieces intersect. At this point, the folded item should have five sides, with one side extending 2 1/2 inches taller than the other sides. Use transparent tape on the inside corners of the box to keep sides in place.
Fold the long side over the top of the box to make the sixth side. Crease at a 1/2 inch from the edge to make a flap for the box. Tuck the flap inside the front side of the box to secure the lid.
Decorate the outside of the box. Mist with spray paint to add a shimmering or jeweled effect. For instance, spray with gold or silver paint to add metallic tints. Glue sequins or bead to the lid or sides of the box to resemble the elaborate bead work of Indian wedding costume.
Stamp the lid of the box with an elephant or monkey for an Eastern or Arabian Nights theme. Alternatively, stamp the names or initials of the bride and groom.
Open the box and place tissue paper inside. Fill with candies or a special treat. Close the box by tucking the flap of the lid inside the box. Tie a red or gold ribbon around the box and fashion into a bow for a finishing touch.
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