Sunday, October 5, 2014

Snail Party Favor Gift Box


I'm having way too much fun with these box ideas right now - I can't seem to stop the ideas. Here's my latest, a snail box, complete with slime trail too!


This idea came to me when I bought my first ever box of brads by Recollections, called Metallic Mini Circles. The gold one came tumbling out and boom! I thought of shells.


Even though I rounded the antennae up for the ladybug box, I found it didn't really add much nuance to the box. In the case of the snail though, the added googly eyes really makes it!


I really wanted to capture the spiral of a snail's shell. It seems so simple and obvious that all it took was inserting the brad into each flap – quite fun to make them come together.


And one last detail that just could not be overlooked - a trail of slime, made of clear plastic.



It's a good hand size for storing treats for your guests. The Snail Box is now listed in my Etsy shop.

8 comments:

  1. SO cute... the snail, turtle, and ladybug would make such cute favors for a little one's birthday party.

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    1. Thanks Ann! I've had so much fun making them - I even keep them next to me on my night table so I see them first thing in the morning!

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  2. You had me at the slime bit Cec! Incredibly ingenious!

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    1. hahahha thanks Pritesh! They really are so fun to put together :D

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  3. CUTE!!! The trail of slime is a delightful idea, sure to put a smile on the recipient .

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    1. Hee hee hee, thanks so much Suganthi! It's the part that makes me smile too!

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  4. These are so clever! I love the googly eyes too. I generally find that googly eyes enhance everything they are glued to - and add an air of respectability and gravitas to any garden-dwelling paper creature. It would be fun to put little containers of play slime into these for a kids' party. Great job!

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    1. Hi Rob, thanks so much for eyeballing the eyes! Thrilled you enjoyed this project! :D
      Cecelia

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