One of the most rewarding benefits of writing Once Wed by far is all the incredibly talented people I’ve come across in the blog world. Livy Kanaley is one of those individuals and her blog, A Field Journal, is definitely a favorite of mine. Her craft tutorials are always inspiring and I really admire her thoughtful approach to every project she undertakes. The dollhouse project she is working on currently is amazing and I am so anxious to see the finished product. I would highly suggest checking out her blog for ideas and eye candy galore. Livy was kind enough to create a DIY project just for Once Wed in celebration of Valentine’s Day and I adore the little favor boxes she came up. Thanks, Livy!


A few words from Livy…

I went antiquing with a friend over the winter holidays and came home
with a bouquet of paper flowers and a pair of vintage gloves, both in
the palest of pinks. This project expands on those themes with boxes
cut from faintly blushing card stock, crowned with bursts of miniature



{1} Card stock box cut-out. Download the template here and
follow the instructions on the template sheet.
{2} Assortment of paper
flowers with wired stems in complementary colors, a range of sizes
works best, though all should be towards the small end of the spectrum.
I found most of the ones used at my local craft store for $1-2 a bunch.

{3} Pen {4} Skeleton leaves, available at craft stores, in the
scrapbooking/paper crafting section
{5} Pin {6} Strip of plain white
paper, several inches wide
{7} Bone folder {8} Scissors {9} Length of
3/8″ wired ribbon
{10} Glue stick {11} Decorative edge punch



{1} Using a bone folder and ruler score and fold
box cut-out (use the printed template as a reference),
{2} Glue tabs to
sides starting with the bottom of the box.
{3} If necessary use the
bone folder to apply pressure to tabs as the glue adheres and dries.

{4} Gather a small bunch of paper flowers, forming them into a
dome-like arrangement. Secure with a small piece of wire (you can trim
a piece from one of the stems).
{5} Trim stems to desired length –
remember they’ll be inserted into the box, so they should be relatively
short depending on what you want to put inside the box. Using wired
ribbon, wrap stems to completely conceal them.
{6} Fasten ribbon with
{7} Punch along the edges of the strip of plain white paper, and
write desired message or name of recipient down the center.
{8} Fold
top flaps of box as shown.
{9} Insert bouquet into opening in box, and
affix the white paper banner using a glue stick.


Comments (10)

Daniel | Reply

Really girly stuff doesnt usually sit well with me, but the presentation is so nice with this project that funny enough I really like it. Good stuff!

Lizzy | Reply

The little buds are so sweet and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Vilija | Reply

What a fun, easy, beautiful and classy favor. I love this site because of the unique, easy to follow tutorials.

Chapman | Reply

Really lovely. I love the little mini bouquet.

Lara | Reply

I love her blog too! She always has the most beautiful ideas!

Joyce | Reply

Love this idea of a favor box… it’s really pretty!

Olivet | Reply

I love this… I might use this at my wedding… the finished product looks so beautiful!

Kristin | Reply

Where did you get those clusters of paper flowers? I don’t know if I’ve seen them at my local craft stores. Thanks!

recuerdos infantiles | Reply

i love it veru much i´ll try to do it and put it on my web