DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes
We are thrilled to inform you that Minted, one of our very favorite merchants curating stunning artisan designs on stationery, party goods, wall art, and now even fabric, is hosting their Spring Event. From now thru May 16, 2015 you can enjoy 15% off sitewide with promo code HAPPYSPRING.
So what are we eyeing? Fabric and more fabric. We are obsessed with these DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes especially since you can choose any Minted fabric to match your party or shower theme. And the step by step directions we found on Minted's blog could not be any easier. Even non-crafter types can handle this very on-trend party favor DIY project.
Before we get into the crafting details, we want to showcase just a few fabrics that would coordinate with some of our most popular parties.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party
Horse & Pony Theme Parties
And right this minute, with Spring approaching anything and everything related to birdhouses is flying off the pages!
And wouldn't these fabrics be adorable for Easter party favors!
Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes Supplies
• 3″ or 4″ square favor box
• Fabric (these prints and more here)
• Double-stick tape (optional)
Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes DIY Directions
1. Measure and cut a 15″ square from fabric (cut a 20″ square if you are using 4″ boxes).
2. Place fabric face down on work surface with the favor box on top. Pull opposite corners of the fabric around the box and cut away corners, leaving just enough material to meet at the top of the box. If desired, you can use a piece of double stick tape to secure the fabric here as you keep working.
3. Fold fabric over the sides of the box, just as you would wrap a gift with paper. Pinch with index finger and thumb where shown, pulling fabric taut around the sides of the box.
4. Working with one side at a time, continue to pinch fabric taut, while bringing the fabric “tail” up over the top of the box.
5. Cross the tails around each other as shown, creating 90 degree angles.
6. Tuck each tail under the knot once more as shown, and pull taut. For a tidy look, gently conceal the unfinished ends under the gathered fabric.
If you want more specific instruction check out this great little Furoshiki Gift Wrapping tutorial by HGTV
Kim hollowayJuly 28, 2015 at 7:06 am
I love this idea. Is there a video on this? I’m asking because i didn’t see anything about cutting the ends.
Party Idea ProsJuly 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm
Thanks for checking out the post! A video tutorial is a great idea — we’ve edited the post to include a video to help get you started. While looking for videos, we found out that fabric wrapping boxes is actually a traditional art form in Japan called furoshiki. The videos are the Furoshiki Gift Wrapping tutorial by HGTV and How to Wrap Boxes by KyotoDesignHouse. Regarding the ends of the fabric, the videos leave them loose, but you could also gently tuck them under the gathered fabric where you made the knot. It just depends on what look you are going for.
Hope this helps! Let us know how your furoshiki knotted fabric boxes turn out.
Kim hollowayJuly 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm
Omg! That’s awesome! Thank you so much! ?