Graduation Favor Box
Dandelion Favor Box
designed by Jean Yamauchi of Dandelion Designs
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Cardstock for favor box
2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Printed Paper to match
2 – 1" x 1" Cardstock, contrast
2 – 1/8" eyelets
1/2" circle punch #3002 8691
6" of crochet thread or similar for tying
2" x 2" White cardstock for stamping #7730 2224
dandelion stamps – graduation bear, happy graduation #3002 4428
Black ink pad #3001 4945
Colored Pencils #7776 8376
Glossy Accents #3001 4904
2 – Pop Dots #3000 1511
Double stick tape #3001 3283
Eyelet setting tools #3000 3191
Bone folder #3000 3774 or stylus
Stamp the graduation bear and “happy graduation” onto the white cardstock with the black ink. Use the colored pencils to color in design. Cut out designs, leaving a small border. Cover pieces with Glossy Accents. Let dry.
Trace and cut out the favor box piece from cardstock according to the pattern. Use the stylus to score the dotted fold lines. Form the box but don’t glue together yet. Trace and cut out just the top flap from printed paper. Place the printed paper piece on top of the front flap, matching the edges. Adhere with double stick tape.
Use the 1/2" circle punch and punch out two circles. Use the eyelet tool and punch an 1/8" hole in the center of each circle.
Use the eyelet punch and make a hole in the center of the flap, about ½” from the bottom edge. Make another hole about 1/2" above the bottom edge of the front of the box.
With the box flat open, place a 1/2" circle and eyelet onto the front flap. Matching up the holes. Use the eyelet setter to adhere to the front flap.
For the bottom of the box, place one end of the crochet thread into the hole, leaving a short tail on the inside of the box. Next, add the 1/2"circle and eyelet to the front, matching the holes. Use the eyelet setter to adhere to the box. The crochet thread should be locked in with the eyelet.
Place double stick tape along the folded side flaps and put box together. When the stamped pieces are dry, use the pop dots to adhere to the front flap.
Fill box with treats. Use the crochet thread to wrap around the “tabs” to keep the box closed.