I made these super simple barber shop favor boxes for M’s haircut party. I’ve already shared with you the easy barber pole centerpieces that I made for the event. These easy pillow boxes are just the right size for small favors and are super simple to assemble.
I love to create simple treat boxes for any event or party I throw together. Pillow boxes are my go-to unless I have another specific shape in mind. They are super easy to assemble so that I can actually make them for a crowd.
These barber shop favor boxes have a little bit of clever highlighting and shadows so that they look more three dimensional than they actually are.
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I like to put treat boxes together using tacky glue but if you want it to be a bit more polished and you don’t want to make a mess, glue strips are the way to go. Double sided tape doesn’t seem to be strong enough for the card stock.
To make life easier for you, I created the pillow box print files with the cut and score lines lightly marked on the design, so that you can cut it out easily and accurately, without having to use a separate template, as I’ve done in the past.
I use a good craft knife and a metal ruler to get a clean line on the straight edges, and sharp scissors to cut around the tops and the curves. Make sure to cut on a protected surface, such as a cutting mat.
To score it (mark the fold line so that they fold smoothly), you can either use a scoring tool or the blunt side of a razor knife. I use the dull side of the knife along with my metal ruler for the straight edges. Just be careful not to accidentally use the real side. Don’t space out while doing it – I’ve been there, done that… 😉
You can cut a notch into one side of the closing flaps if you’d like. That makes it easier to open.
I filled it with cheap favors – including some finger lights and strawberry candies. Usually I try to go with the party theme for the filler, but this time I just chose things that were inexpensive. It worked out well as there were enough red, white, and blue flashlights for me to just use those.
I also got these little slide click cameras as I thought that goes with the whole haircut business, and we had a fun instant photo booth (stay tuned for the deets on that) but unfortunately the barber shop favor boxes were too flat for them.
So I ended up just combining them in a bowl with the treat boxes and setting them on the table together.
The overall barber shop party theme was a huge it (I’ve shared the story behind it here. )
The barber shop favor boxes were no exception! M loved it, the guests loved it, and since many guests traveled in a few hours for this “major milestone” party, I was happy that they enjoyed!
I LOVE seeing my freebies in use – there’s nothing quite like it!