Friday, May 23, 2014

G45 Macaron Box Wedding Favors

Hi Crafty Friends!

Here is a special tutorial I made for Graphic 45's newsletter yesterday: wedding favor macaron boxes using Botanical Tea!

For those of you who know me personally, you know that I have a serious weakness for sweets: cupcakes, gelato, candy ... My latest obsession has been macarons! So when I was tasked with creating a wedding favor tutorial, I couldn't help but incorporate these dainty (and somewhat devilish) cookies.

My first batch of macarons burned, but these ones were picture-ready. I wanted to do summer-y colors, so I felt Botanical Tea along with a bright pop of color, would be a beautiful color combination. My tutorial is super simple and makes three of these boxes.


12” x 12” Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Field of Flowers
8” x 8” Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Hello Friend
Graphic 45 Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Petaloo Daisies – Naturals
Spellbinders Labels Four die
Stickles – Platinum
1” hole punch
Paper trimmer
Foam dots
Die cutting machine
Fiskars postage edge scissors


Step 1. Cut (3) 4” wide x 10” tall pieces from Birds of a Feather paper. Then, place paper sideways and score at 2”, 4” and 6”. 

Step 2. Your paper will have (5) 2” x 4” sections. Write numbers 1 – 5 above for reference.

Step 3. Take the third largest Spellbinders Labels Four die and place vertically between sections 2 and 3, blade side down. Secure with washi tape.

Step 4. Run paper and die through your die cutting machine. Remove the die and cut out paper.

Step 5. Fold paper until it resembles a box lid. Adhere. The front and top sides of your box should have the cut out shape. 

Step 6. Apply Platinum Stickles along the edges of the cut out pattern on your lid.

Step 7. Cut (3) 4” wide x 11.5” tall pieces from Field of Flowers paper. Score paper 1” from the left and 1” from the right. 

Step 8. Place Field of Flowers paper sideways and score 1 7/8” and 3 ¾” from the left. Then score 1 7/8” and 3 ¾” from the right.

Step 9.  Flip paper over so that the flower pattern is face up. Cut the 1 7/8” and 3 ¾” score lines to the 1” score lines per photo.

Step 10. Fold the left and right sides over so that the stripe side shows. Adhere. 

Step 11. Trim ½” from the top and ½” from the bottom of the stripe paper.  Do this for the left and right side. 

Step 12. Fold the left and right sides up per photo and adhere. This will be the base of your macaron box.  

Step 13. Place some macarons inside the base of your box. (Here's a link to the recipe I like to use the most.)

Step 14. Insert the base of your box into your lid.

Step 15. Take a blue sheet of paper from your Couture 6x6 pad and punch (3) 1” circles.

Step 16. Locate Hello Friend paper. Cut 3 stamps using a postage edge pair of scissors. 

Step 17. Adhere a blue circle to the front of your box, in the middle of the cut out pattern. Attach a fussy cut stamp with foam dots. 

Step 18. Adhere a large yellow flower to the top left side of your box. Then, adhere a large shabby chic key. Repeat steps 1 – 17 for remaining pieces of paper.


Lauren said...

Yum! What flavor were those macarons?

Katy said...

какие очаровательные коробочки и аппетитное печенье! Замечательный мастер-класс, спасибо!

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