DIY Friday: One Box, Five Pretty Ways

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DIY Article Colourful RibbonsSimple and sweet! In this DIY article we’ll show you how, with even minimum materials, you can still get that creative look if you use just a little bit of imagination! So–here we demonstrate how with only one box and a bit of ribbon you can make some stunning ribbon boxes that are perfect for wedding favours or table decoration. The possibilities are endless!

Box 1 – Something Blue


DIY Article Blue Ribbon BoxWhat you’ll need:

DIY Article Blue Ribbon Supplieswhite favour box, satin ribbon (two shades of blue and white), scissors and a glue gun.

How to achieve the look:

DIY Article Step by Step Blue Ribbon
Step 1: cross wrap your darkest shade of blue ribbon, finishing it off at the bottom of the box for a seamless top finish.

Step 2: loop your darkest shade of ribbon two or three times. Make sure the length of your formation is in proportion to your favor box.

Step 3: repeat step 2 on your lighter shade of blue ribbon.

Step 4: overlap your two looped formations, darkest on bottom, and tie together with white ribbon. Snip off any access white ribbon so that only a wrap remains.

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Steps 5 & 6:
tie a strip of white ribbon into a double bow, keeping size in proportion to your blue ribbons and your favour box.

Step 7: glue your layered blue ribbons vertically to the middle of your box.

Step 8: glue your white double bow horizontally to the middle point of your blue ribbons.

The finished look

DIY Article Blue & White Ribbon Favour Box

Look 2- Lovely Rosettes

DIY Article Rosette

What you’ll need:

DIY Article Rosette Supplies
white favour box
, satin ribbon (two shades of peach ), scissors and a glue gun.

How to achieve the look:

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Step 1:
cross your two shades of ribbon at the top left corner of your box,  finishing the wrap off on the bottom of the box for a seamless top finish.

Step 2: cut a strip of your darker ribbon, approximately 20 inches in length, and twist it.

Step 3: tie the ends to hold the twist.

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Steps 4 – 6: twist the ribbon around itself to create a rosette and glue at the finish point.

Step 7 (not shown): repeat steps 2 – 6 on your lighter shade of ribbon, using a shorter length for a smaller finish, approximately half of what was used for the larger rosette.

Step 8: glue rosettes onto your box, larger one over the point where your two wraps join and the smaller one just below that point, slightly to the right.

The finished look

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Box 3- Satin Button Charm

DIY Article Purple

What you’ll need:

DIY Article Purple Supplieswhite favour box, satin ribbon (two shades of purple and white), scissors and a glue gun.

How to achieve the look:

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Step 1: wrap all three shades of ribbon around your box vertically, from darkest to lightest, overlapping each slightly. Finish wrap up on the bottom of the box for a seamless finish on top.

Step 2: cut your darkest ribbon into a strip that is approximately 70 inches long and roll into a button shape. This will be your largest button.

Step 3 & 4 (not shown): repeat step 2 on your other two ribbons. Make your lighter shade of purple button smaller than your darkest and make your white the smallest.

Step 5: glue all three satin buttons to your box, positioning as shown in the image above.

The finished look

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Look 4- Pretty in Ombre Pink

DIY Article Pink

What you’ll need:

DIY Article Pink

white favour box, satin ribbon (three shades of pink), scissors and a glue gun.

How to achieve the look:

DIY Article Pink

Step 1: wrap your box vertically, down the middle, with your lightest shade of pink ribbon. Finish wrap up on the bottom of the box for a seamless finish on top.

Step 2: loop your darkest ribbon twice. Keep the size in proportion to your box.

Step 3: form your ‘in between’ shade of ribbon into a simple bow. Keep size in proportion to your looped ribbon and your box.

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Step 4: layer your two ribbon formations, dark loop on bottom, lighter bow on top, and tie together with your lightest shade of pink ribbon.

Step 5: glue the bow to your box, about a quarter of the way down from the top.

The Finished Look

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Look 5- Satin in Bloom

DIY Article Yellow

What you’ll need:

DIY Article Yellow

Step 1: overlay your white ribbon onto your wider yellow ribbon and wrap both vertically around your box, about a quarter in from the left side. Finish wrap up on the bottom of the box for a seamless finish on top.

Step 2: cut approximately 4 strips of your wide yellow ribbon, about 8 inches in length, and then use your crinkle cut scissors to cut each strip into two.

Step 3: finish off the strips you just cut with crinkle cut ends.

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Step 4: bend your crinkle cut ribbons over and arrange them into a bouquet like shape. Make sure to alternate the direction the crinkle cuts face.

Step 5: tie off your bouquet with the white ribbon, just slightly above the middle point.

Step 6: glue your bouquet to your box at an angle, pointing slightly downward to the bottom left corner of your box.

The Finished Look

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Looking for some more great DIY step-by-steps? Look at our Inspiration pages!

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