Think Outside the Favor Box: Easy Frozen Pop Garland


When planning a budget-friendly party, I like to challenge myself to think outside the box. Whether I’m shopping for party supplies around my house, online or locally, I try to think of how I can use a party supply in more than one way.

I’m throwing out a challenge to you today to think outside the favor box. If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of favor boxes. Truth—I actually get lost in our shop sometimes dreaming about how I could use a favor box in a different way for a party. I’m weird.

Today, I’m sharing how you can to turn any favor box into a cute party decoration!

  • Frozen Pop Favor Box Templates
  • Twine, Cord, Yarn or Floss
  • Scissors
  • Scoring Tool, Bone Folder or Inkless Pen and Ruler
  • Hole Punch
  • Adhesive
  • Craft Needle

Step 1: Purchase, download and print the template.

Step 2: Cut along the solid lines.

Step 3: Score and fold along the dotted lines.

Step 4: Punch holes on either side of each frozen pop.

Step 5: Assemble the box.

HANK’S HINT: If the favor box is already assembled, use a paper piercer or sharp needle/pin to make the holes for the hanger—see photo below. Insert a rigid ruler against the inside of the box to keep the box from bending when making the holes.


Step 6: Thread twine, cord, yarn or floss through the holes of each frozen pop using the craft needle.

HANK’S HINT: No craft needle? Tape the twine to a wooden skewer as seen in Step 7 of this tutorial.

Step 7: Hang your garland and TA-DA!

NOTE: If you plan to put goodies into the boxes, I suggest sealing the box shut with a clear sticker before hanging. 

Now that you know the technique, you can turn any favor box into a fun garland! If you can’t punch a hole in the box, attach it to the hanger with a clothespin or binder clip. The possibilities are endless!

Excited to share how you used this technique to transform a favor box? Tag your photos on social media with @piggybankparties or #piggybankparties for hogs and kisses from yours truly!

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