If you have a baby shower coming up this fall, embrace the spirit of autumn and celebrate the cutest little pumpkin.
This baby shower theme is all about orange, with a little aqua and yellow thrown in for good measure. The best part about this theme is that there are so many great shapes for fall in the Silhouette Design Store. (And these ideas would be equally great for any upcoming fall or Halloween party.)
This was my first time making a 3d box, and I couldn’t believe how simple the process was. The boxes were so fun to make that I couldn’t stop myself from making four different favor boxes for the shower. These are the perfect size to hold candy or even gifts.
I started with the candy corn box, and it was so quick!
- Start by ungrouping the box shape and removing the main box piece. I sized the shape to fit two on each 8.5 x 11 piece of card stock. Move the other pieces off the page. (I moved one color to each side so avoid any confusion.)
- After cutting the main shape, cut the two small middle pieces in yellow and the square backing piece in white. (This is a great way to use up all those paper scraps.)
- Once all the shapes are cut, it is just a matter of gluing the yellow on the front, the white behind the cut piece, and the box together. For the box assembly, the cuts make folds simple and perfect. Less than a minute in assembly, but it looks so much more complicated.
That process went so well that I picked out a few other types of boxes. My favorite was the mason jar, which I modified by adding shapes with adhesive washi tape and a tag with printable adhesive kraft paper. (The print and cut feature has changed my crafting life. So fun!)
- Instead of leaving the box open, I used twine to tie it shut. This box would be the perfect size for a larger hostess gift – a fall-scented jar candle, perhaps?
- Then I created a larger chevron cut box to fill with pumpkins. I used chipboard for this box, and just lined it with aqua card stock. (This shape is nearly identical in assembly to the candy corn box above.)
- Finally, the simplest box of all – a pillow box. This one comes out in one piece (minus the tag) and only needs one line of glue. I added a coordinating tag and a twine bow for a finishing touch.
The combination of aqua and orange is the perfect modern feel for fall. Now, there’s nothing else to do but eat all that candy corn.