3 Paper Craft: Geometric “Thanks” Favor Box

Great way to send a handmade thanks to friends and family | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

I really hope you’re not sick of my latest obsession with Geometrics obsession, because I’m going all Kylie Minogue- “lalala, I just can’t get them out of my head.” Pretty sure my middle school geometry teacher would be proud- of the math, not the singing silly!

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Today I’m going to show you how I made this fun paper Geometric Favor Box using supplies from the AmyTangerine Plus One Collection (available to the public via HSN starting March 24).
Geometric Thanks Favor Box GIF | Free Geometric Template | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Fair warning, the favor box is geared toward the very special thank you’s in your life- since it’s created with a little time and love. You know like ‘thanks for watching Biggie Smalls for the day, sorry for drool on the ceiling’ or neighborly ones like ‘thanks for always picking up your dog’s doo,’ if not you could always send a hilarious dog flag care package.

Ohhkay, I’ll try to rein in the 8th grade child’s play.

Step 1: Pick out the basics.

First thing I did was narrow down what paper would go well with this project. Let me tell ya, it was probably the hardest decision of all since there’s endless possibilities with all the punchy colors and patterns. Now I know why the Plus One collection sold out so quickly last time.

Since geometric is already bold-ish I decided basic is better:
Amy Tangerine Plus One yellow watercolor paper | Geometric “Thanks” Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
It had the perfect soft yellow watercolor vibe going on.

Step 2: Cutting
Then came time to bust out my fantastical cutting machine, because let’s face it Exacto knives are scary, to precisely cut and perforate the Hexagonal Cone Prism?! aka the geometric favor box shape. Yikes, my geometry teacher is probably cringing right now!

Cut out the hexagonal cone prism template from scrapbook paper | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

If you’re brave enough to play with sharp objects, you can use the PDF printable version (included in the download below). 

Get your Geometric Favor Box template here (feel free to show your support by following Black and White Obsession on Facebook). Included in the download: PDF printable version (both 12x12 and 8.5x11 for various printer sizes) and a scalable SVG file for silhouette studio. Keep in mind the 8.5x11 will be smaller.

Step 3: Embellishing the paper
When I ripped open my box of goodies and saw the bundle included an embroidery kit, there may have been an audible squeal, ahem I just knew I HAD to use it!! By the way, the bundles are structured a little different than the bundle I received. They come in a basic kit, an embroidery kit, an embellishment kit and a stamping kit, some are just under $20, which provides a whole lotta crafting (in my best Beyoncé Foxy Cleopatra voice)!!

Embroidery Kit from Amy Tangerine Plus One Collection | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

This is where the somewhat time consuming part came in, trust me it’s nothing a little Netflix binge-watching can’t cure. Also, you may notice I was impatient and folded my perforations, save this step for last, trust me you’ll be man-handling that puppy when embroidering….

Since I’m pretty terrible at keeping things aligned, so this may be an unnecessary step for those master crafters out there. Flip the paper over so the pattern is facing down. Lightly draw a straight pencil line, I used the edge of the stencil, then center and mark your letters. Be sure to flip the stencil so the letters are backwards.

Draw a straight line and mark the letters | Geometric “Thanks” Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
My niece made that bracelet, gotta love that little girl!!

Next, using the stencil again, line up your letters and go to town poking holes. Be sure to move your paper along the mat as you go I missed a few and almost dinged up my wood tray.
 Poke Holes for Embroidery | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

I have to quickly interject and say how much I appreciate that the embroidery kit came with everything you need including needles. I didn’t have to go digging in my sewing stash finding the right sized needle… hooray for convenience!
Amy Tangerine Plus One Embroidery Kit Comes with Everything | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Then go to town and embroider away. The last time I embroidered, I was maybe in 8th grade (wow guess I’m really stuck in that era today) so I’m sure there’s a more efficient way to do it- but I started on the back side, in the corner of the letter, went up, and through the next loop. Then went through the next hole and backtracked.
 How to Embroider Paper | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

If the back looks messy, you're doing it right: 
 Back of template after embroidering | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Step 4: Construction
Once you’ve cut it out and embellished, gently fold along the perforations (again do this last because you’ll be man-handling the paper during embroidery).

 Glue Tabs to form the Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Glue each tab to their respective sides. Since the embroidery is stitched near the bottom, a few pieces of tape may be necessary to hold them together nicely. Be sure to leave the last tab and the extra tab (they will overlap) glue free. This is so you can fill up the favor box and your guest can remove their treats without destroying the box.

Step 5: Garnish
Like food, this cute box needed a little somethin’ somethin’ to finish it off. I simply cut out the ‘xoxo’ from the mini-sheets
 Cut xoxo’s from Amy Tangerine Plus One paper | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

and attached a small Black and White Swiss Cross clothes pin for good measure.
Paper Crafts: Geometric Favor box- Embellishments | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Besides the hand stitching, the whole project was pretty simple. Now, to come up with more ideas for the rest of the collection... guess I'll have to scour the #AmyTangerine hashtag on Twitter!

Do you love receiving cute handmade gifts? Are you obsessed with Geometrics?


P.S. don't the mini-clothes pin crosses remind you of Cuckoo4 Design’s glorious hallway?!



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3 comments:

  1. This is freaking genius! I love the embroidered "THANKS" and nope, I'm not sick of geometrics yet! (In fact, I've got a geometric project of my own coming down the pipeline...hint, hint) Girl, you are so creative! I love this!

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  2. Love it, Trisha! The box is awesome and I had to use those stencils too. They are so cool!

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  3. This is a fabulous box Trisha! Love the embroidered text. Thanks for linking up to Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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