‘Tis the season for crafting! You’re not the only one adding more pins to that DIY board as the holidays approach. We challenged our favorite bloggers to create some fun, easy DIYs with nothing but a box of crazy-festive crafting supplies. Check out what they came up with and try them out on your own!
This installment of our blogger DIY series is brought to you by Machelle and Malissa from A Joyful Riot. For their DIY, they’ve mixed two of their favorite things — parties and sunglasses — into one simple craft: Merry & Bright Sunglasses Party Favors. These little boxes (filled with goodies) are perfect to give away at that holiday party you’ve been planning all season. Read on for their easy step-by-step instructions and photos!
- Sunglasses (we love these!)
- Decorative card stock paper
- Free printable box template
- Free Merry & Bright printable (colorful and/or traditional)
- Box fillings such as shred, tissue paper, small ornaments, and toys
Gather an assortment of holiday-themed card stock. Insert them into your printer so the box template (find it here!) prints on the blank side. Print out as many as you need!
Download and print the free Merry & Bright inserts. There are two options, one with bright happy colors and another in traditional red, green and gold, so choose whichever fits your needs! Cut them out and use a glue stick to adhere them where the box instructs.
Cut your boxes out and fold them into shape. Tip: Try folding the box inside out first so you can see the lines, then follow your creases to fold it right side out.
Apply glue to the outside of the small flaps and press against the inside of your box.
Next, fill your box with decorative shred and any little goodies you’d like. Set your stellar shades on top of it all.
Close up your boxes using matching ribbon. You can use a hole punch on the dots marked on the box to thread ribbon through, or just wrap ribbon around the whole thing.
Set your boxes out for your guests to grab on their way out! Or, have everyone open them a little early, throw their glasses on, and snap a celebratory picture together. Why not capture everyone having a merry time at the brightest little party of the season, you expert host, you!
Machelle & Malissa of A Joyful Riot