Princess Party – Guest Thank You Gift

Princess Party – A gift for the Guest Princesses: a Chinese Box?

Princess Party Thank You Gift - A Chinese Box

Princess Party Thank You Gift - A Chinese Box

It’s fairly common to give a little thank you gift to everyone who attends a shower. You may think it strange that my mother and I decided to to make thank you boxes in the shape of small chinese take out boxes. But since the Princess Bride-to-be was having an international wedding we decided chinese boxes would be the perfect gift. And since we were having a Princess Bridal Shower, we made all the boxes pink or red!

We decorated the chinese boxes with Jolee’s stickers. My first project using stickers (hey, we got 1,000+ stickers for $7 – I couldn’t help myself). I tend to be more of a purist and only use stamps…but am warming to the idea of incorporating computer generated materials and stickers etc.

Princess Party Thank You Gifts - Chinese Boxes

Princess Party Thank You Gifts - Chinese Boxes

The tag on each box says, “We shower the Bride with sweet gifts it’s true, but this sweet gift is just for you”. I’d love to take credit for this, but I got the poem from a website….which I can’t find right now. We filled the boxes with Hershey Kisses. Each box was decorated a bit differently based on patterned paper and Jolee stickers. We made 20 gift boxes total.

Supplies (for one box):

  • 1 piece pink or red cardstock (8.5×11 is fine)
  • 1 piece patterned paper
  • 1 piece white copy paper
  • Coluzzle tag template
  • Chinese take-out box (I used a small Panda Express Box – and I washed it, of course)
  • stickers
  • 12″ ribbon (I used sheer)
  • Blazing Red StazOn Inkpad
  • 1 red or pink brad
  • Stenciling Brush
  • Exacto / Utility Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Corner Rounder
  • hole punch
  • stylus
  • scissors
  • super sticky double sided tape
  • temporary double sided tape (optional)
  • puffy tape

Instructions:

  1. Trace the chinese box on a piece if red or pink cardstock using a stylus. (Use a small amount of temporary tape to hold the pattern to the cardstock to prevent the pattern from slipping) You can use a pen, but it won’t look as clean. Cut out using scissors. Cut slit for tab using exacto / utility knife.
  2. Fold into chinese box. Punch a hole on two sides for ribbon near the top of each side panel, but low enough to go through all layers. Unfold and put tape on sides then refold. Feed ribbon through holes and tie a knot on inside. Trim excess ribbon.
  3. Cut out a piece of patterned paper about 1″ wide to wrap around the box. Note: since the box is not square,  you may want to cut each side seperate or create a template for the wrap. Secure to chinese box.
  4. In a wordprocessor, type the poem, “We shower the Bride with sweet gifts it’s true, but this sweet gift is just for you.” to fit on a 1.5 x 1.25 piece of paper. I used Pristina font. Cut out and use corner rounder.
  5. Cut out small coluzzle tag on patterened paper and white copy paper. Using stenciling brush, paint the edges of the two tags and the poem. Tape all three together in layers. Punch hole in tag near top and attach red brad on the tag.
  6. Adhere tag to chinese box with puffy tape and decorate with stickers.
  7. Fill box with candy.
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