But, I recently needed a small gift that I could hand out easily and without too much detail. I had found a box of these adorable, tiny little nail polish bottles and paper crafted these simple favors. Thought I'd share a short tutorial in case they might be of use to anyone hosting a party or needing a small, basic gift as well :)
For my favors above, I used the cute DCWV Summer and Spring 6x12 paper stack. The 6" size was perfect for these mini nail polish bottles. Each piece of cardstock I'm working with is 6 x 2.5". If your bottle of nail polish you want to have inside is larger, the length in particular will be more. I measured and scored what will become the bottom of my gift package by hand.
By that I mean that, because I don't have a scoring blade for my paper trimmer, I used the rounded end of a pair of scissors along the cutting line of the trimmer to create a nice fold. Really just pressing on the paper into and indent :) To know where to create the scores, set your polish down at the center of your paper strip and mark from there.
I adhered the polish bottles to the section now between my imprinted score lines on the paper with glue dots like above- not too picky here, just wanted it to be effective.
Now fold the paper side up at your scored lines and match the top edges. I used a small double hole punch like above, then laced a section of ribbon through. This could be a nice use of ribbon scraps you might have!
I didn't intend to tie a whole bow, just a simple knot, to begin with, But I really liked the look of the bow more- it really just made the gift for sure! So I left myself a larger piece of ribbon to work with and tied a bow just like a shoelace. This is certainly the fun part- matching ribbons and papers! Perhaps my favorite crafts ever involve those two things :)
I just thought they turned out just adorable- would make a great little favor for a girly party or shower! Super simple to create and a nice effect that is unique from just the polish bottles themselves. :) Enjoy if you make them too!
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