Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DIY Party Favor

Finally edited the remaining photos from our nephew’s soccer themed baptism. The party favor shape is akin to a tetra pak. I remember savoring hickory smoked almonds on an airplane and the wedge shape has always stuck in my head because of it’s minimalism. It uses the least amount of paper, provides maximum amount of volume, yet requires the least amount of effort to make by hand. There are no tabs to cut as for boxes, the shape is very pleasing and unusual, and provides a nice surface for a message.

I bought my translucent vellum at Opus on Granville Island: .50/sheet (discount over 10 sheets), at 48lb. Other options I considered were:

  • DeSerres: $8.95 at 32 Text weight (too thin)
  • Avalon Stationary: .70/each, 80lb Cover weight (too thick)
  • Coast Paper Cash and Carry: minimum $25 (too much stock left over)

To make the tetra pak:

  1. Cut a sheet of 8.5″x11″ into quarters. Wrap the length around an empty toilet paper roll to help you line up the edges, and use double sided tape or glue to adhere the overlap.
  2. Pinch the top opening.
  3. Adhere one end of the tube.
  4. Pinch the other opening in a perpendicular direction.
  5. Fold over edge.
  6. Use a 1/8″ hole punch in the middle for a ribbon.

I've just discovered The DIY Club and hope readers there will enjoy this project. Check it out!


    1. Cool idea. I'll file that away in my brain incase I ever need to make one. :-)

    2. Fantastic! You are so creative!

    3. greatttt!!..creative and unique...love it

    4. Oh my gosh this is a great looking favor. Thanks for the tutorial!

    5. This is so pretty and could be customized for just about any type of event with different papers. Love it!