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 the length of the pinched opening.
  4. Pinch the other opening in a perpendicular direction.
  5. Fold over bottom edge.
  6. Use a 1/8″ hole punch in the middle for a ribbon.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. ann
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 13:02:44

    Those came out very nice and look fabulous made with the velum. The table looks absolutely wonderful


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