These gold glitter favour boxes are the perfect way to jazz up your holiday gift giving!
If there was ever such a thing as “entertaining season” it would be the holidays, and that means we’re up to our ears in pretty diy party projects, like these sweet gold glitter favour boxes. We found these perfect white bakery boxes, great for piling Christmas cookies in, but a little drab for the holiday season, so we took matters into our own hands and made them a little extra. Here’s how you can too!
First, materials. You’ll need boxes of course, in whatever size works best for what you’re giving as favours. I’m a weirdo and obsessed with square boxes right now, but obviously this project works for any shape and size! If you live in the GTA, I recommend Creative Bag for boxes and bags, because they are amazing and they have a few locations to check out. You can also order online though!
You also need glue, a ruler, and of course, glitter. I used Mod Podge because I can count on it not to ruin my cardboard, but puzzle glue or any glue that SAYS it won’t wrinkle/bleed through paper will work too. I also would recommend getting a spray adhesive (available at any craft store!) to keep your glitter in place afterwards and save some mess.
First, use your ruler to make a line around your box. You’re going to paint your glue on, so don’t stress if it isn’t perfect, but measuring will give you a good boundary that’s uniform on all sides.
Next, paint your glue on. I suggest doing this step in strips, because the glue will dry quickly and too many layers will make your cardboard heavy. As you paint on glue, add the glitter liberally (definitely a project to do on a disposable surface!) and spread it around gently with your finger. Give it a few minutes (like 15-20) to dry, and then shake off the extra glitter.
Now, it’s important to note that, as we all know, glitter is like the herpes of craft supplies. You can shake until your heart is content, but there will STILL be glitter coming off that box the next day. Don’t panic. While it’s drying, leave your boxes (assembled) upside down so glitter falls off as it dries.
Also, I suggest taking your (dry!) box outside and shaking it the next day, and then giving it a good spray with a clear spray adhesive or sealant. I even trickled a bit of extra glitter onto my spray above the glitter line so it looked almost like ombre glitter. Almost. Also, a little glitter never hurt nobody, so don’t freak out.
And that’s it! Super simple, and very pretty for gift giving with extra pizazz!