Elegant DIY Butterfly Favor Boxes

Like most little girls, my daughter is in love with butterflies. They are whimsical, magical and new to her, as they flutter by her face in the summer sun.   Lately, I’ve happily noticed that they are becoming more of an adult trend.  I’ve started seeing them on everything from stationery, to women’s fashion, to home décor.  It’s such a happy trend, and butterflies lend such a beautiful and sophisticated accent to everything they touch.

These butterfly favor boxes are very quick and easy to make.  I just added paint, glitter and miniature chipboard butterfly details to mimic both the wings of a butterfly and its flight.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

When I spotted these elegant little boxes with a butterfly closure on Little Birdies website they set my heart a flutter, pun intended! I knew they would make the perfect gift box for a hostess gift or favor.  They are large enough to hold several wrapped chocolates, candies, soaps or other treats for your guests to take home.

Step 1: Paint the front and back of the butterfly shape on top of the box.  At the same time paint the miniature chipboard butterflies.  Let the paint dry.

Step 2: Using a paintbrush apply glue to the edges of the butterfly wings (front and back).  At the same time apply glue to the edges of the wings on the miniature chipboard butterflies.

Step 3: Shake glitter onto the butterfly wings and then shake off, leaving glitter only on the edges of the butterfly wings.  Let the glue dry.

Product Tip: You can get different effects by using either fairy dust or shimmer crush products.  The fairy dust is soft and fine in texture, it’s appearance is a light dusting of gold.  The Shimmer crush has a fabulous rich texture, it is grainier with slightly varied shades of the chosen color. This almost gives a more three-dimensional effect as it is more raised in appearance.

Step 4: Assemble the boxes as shown.

Step 5: Fill the boxes with candy or treats that coordinate with your party theme. Any bite sized candy would work well.

Step 6: Attach the chipboard butterflies using the adhesive pad on the back of each butterfly

At our party, we displayed each favor atop a mini gold plate. An elegant gift for either each place setting or a separate display.

For more bling, you could add rhinestones sequins or gemstones to the butterfly wings.

Check out Little Birdie for other fun additions to your favor box, stickers or tags for your guest’s name and even ribbon to attach it. Can’t wait to see what you make!


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