Thanksgiving Favor Boxes for Teachers


With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am still behind in creating cards!! My daughter's pre-school is closing for Thanksgiving week and I had to quickly create these 2 favor boxes for her teachers! 

I was inspired by the favor boxes Candice Crawford created at Poppy Stamps. Check out the blog post here

I started by making the base of the card from cereal boxes. If you are a regular follower of my blog, you would know that I hoard all simple day-to-day use stuff and cereal boxes are the top of my list! :) So I cut out the main back base using the largest die from Crealies Patworkzz 03 die set. 

Patchworkzz dies no. 3, Stitched patchwork in arc

Based on this base, I cut out other strips with my own measurements to make the box. I used some strong glue and heavyweight items to glue the box and make it sturdy. Once it was dry, I used a free digi paper with orange and brown stripes that was perfect for fall, to wrap around the box. Again, all measurements were calculated manually and trimmed to perfection.

For the inner lining, I used an off-white cardstock and die cut the base shape again. Using the direct-to-paper technique, applied Craftyscrappers Carrot ink all over and adhered inside the box. I love the random inking using this technique.

To decorate the panel, I die cut a shape from a Sizzie die from cream cardstock and stamped some tiny images from Gina K Designs Tiny Wreath Builder set. The sentiment is stamped, and the teacher's name is hand written. I've again used inks from Craftyscrappers for the stamping. I then die cut some leaves from Poppy Stamps with the same technique as I did in my previous card! Check it out here.

I added bakers twine to make a bow to hold the leaves on the top of the frame. I filled the box with some energy bars and wrapped in clear sheet with a red ribbon bow to complete the gifts :)

Here is a quick video to see them in action.

Oh did I mention? I broke my clear cutting plate of Gemini Junior in the second pass for the base! :( The cereal box was thick and my plates were warped, so I guess that triggered a crack! Now I'm looking at alternate hacks using cutting mats and if it doesn't go well, I've to order new ones soon.

Linking to,
1. Poppy Stamps PSC #62

2. Cut It Up #187
3. Dies R Us #133
4. Die Cut Divas - Nov
5. Pink Gem Week #23
6. Digi Choosday Week #48
7. LTSCB #127
8. QKR Stampede #373
9. 613 Avenue #227
10. A Bit More Time to Craft #104
11. A Perfect Time to Craft #11
12. All Sorts Week #547
13. Always Fun #138
14. TCP #363

15. Cardz TV #103
16. Country View Challenges - Nov
17. Craft Dee Bowz - Nov
18. Crafty Catz #484
19. Crafty Gals Corner #201
20. Crafty Hazelnuts PP - Nov
21. Dare 2B Artzy - Nov

22. Do-Al Creative #35
23. HLS Nov Anything Goes with Dies

24. Krafty Chicks #482
25. Lets Create #153
26. Not Just Cards - Nov
27. Paper Funday #11
28. Papercraft Challenge #24
29. Prika - Nov

30. The Creative Crafters #22
31. TTCRD Week of 26 Nov
32. Use Your Stuff #385
33. Words 2 Craft By W2CB #71
34. Word Art Wednesday #414-#415

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my work! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. Fabulous creation ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  2. Have never made a box, I think I will try. This looks great

  3. Great idea. I like the box idea and the goodies. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  4. This is really great!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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  5. These are delightful boxes for your daughters teachers to receive, thanks so much for sharing them with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. Fabulous thanks giving boxes. Have to keep this kind of box in mind for some christmas presents.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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  7. How clever! This is so pretty and using the cereal box assured its sturdiness. The teachers will love them! Thanks for Celebrating Fall with us at Cut it Up!


  8. Really cute treat boxes and kudos to you for your up-cycling !

    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Celebrating Fall challenge.


  9. WOW what a fun project! SURE to bring a happy smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  10. What a fabulous idea! I am sure they will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member
    Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio

  11. I love the idea of upcycling cereal boxes! Love your project!
    Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio. Thank you

  12. They look wonderful, thank you for joining us at Allsorts . Xxxx

  13. Fabulous creation! and thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday hugs Sue x

  14. Such pretty Thanksgiving treat boxes!!! Thank you for joining the November challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  15. Wonderful giftbox, thank you for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  16. Very nice and thoughtful gifts for the teachers. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw. Donna - DT Member

  17. A great way of present small gifts! I too use a lot of cereal boxes in my craft.. Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month!

  18. Wow, really fabulous recycling craft idea. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and create’ Jonnece DT.

  19. Lovely giftbag or candy! Thanks for joining us at DAK!

  20. Great gift boxes for any occasion, but they are definitely perfect for Thanksgiving. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the November "Thanksgiving or Thanks" challenge at

  21. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers November "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  22. ! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  23. Hi Karthikha, It is always fun to see non-card projects in our Words 2 Craft By gallery, and these treat boxes are adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at W2CB. :)

  24. Beautiful boxes. Thank you for play with us at A gem of a challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  25. Oh, how fun! Thank you for sharing the tutorial on this and for joining us at W2CB!

  26. This is so pretty. Beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining at LTSCB.

  27. Such a great idea to use the cereal box. This is such a great gift idea.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Fall Goes challenge.

  28. Thats a perfect example of recycle dear Karthika :)
    Thank you for joining us at Prika.

    Best wishes
    Kirti Gupta
    CI Prika

  29. Such an amazing idea and a wonderful way to dress up these favor boxes. Thank you for sharing at the PRIKA November challenge :)

  30. Hey, lovely make, Thanks for playing along with our november blog challenge at prika ...wish you all the best


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