Dinner parties are one of my favorite things — they combine food and chit and chat into one fun evening. I’m a firm believer that no matter how small or casual a dinner party is, adding just a few thoughtful details can make it feel extra special. I think place cards are a classy touch, and I love the idea of sending guests home with a little gift. So I created this easy project to make place cards and favors in one: stamped initials on paper straws help guests find their seats, and inside each glittery milk carton is a sweet cookie treat. Many of the necessary craft supplies can be found at your local craft supplies store or online at shops like Factory Direct Craft.
Craft supplies you’ll need: clean empty milk cartons, paint, glitter, straws, glitter paper, cellophane bags, a stapler, and cookies.
Step one: Paint the outside of the milk cartons in any color you’d like. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on like-colored glitter. Let dry completely. (I covered my milk cartons in pretty white glitter, but couldn’t get it to show up on camera 🙁
Step two: Cut out strips of paper and stamp your guests’ initials on each one using a glue pad. Sprinkle glitter over glue while still wet. Let dry completely and attach each paper strip to a straw with tape.
Step three: Package cookies (make sure they’re small enough to fit inside the carton) in cellophane bags and staple glitter paper over the tops to seal.
Step four: Place cookies inside each milk carton and staple milk carton closed. Place straw in the milk carton, and you’re done!
Tip: If you can’t find little half pint milk cartons anywhere, Whole Foods sells half pint cartons of cream.
(This post is in partnership with Factory Direct Craft.)