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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Bird and Egg Favors

By: Melony Bradley

Spring is traditionally considered the start of "wedding season," so why not tie this theme in to your wedding decor. Bird and Egg Favors from Melony Bradley are a fantastic wedding craft idea because they're inexpensive and adorable. Guests will remember the occasion long after it's over.

Bird and Egg Favors


  • Basket filler
  • Jelly bird eggs
  • Scraponizer minis
  • Stamp and ink
  • Cardstock
  • Craft punch
  • Chipboard
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Paper
  • Embellishments


  1. I purchased some inexpensive brown shredded basket filler (from the dollar store) and these jelly bird eggs which are readily available with all the Easter candy out right now (or use jordan almonds).

    Bird and Egg Favors
  2. Pinch off a little of the basket filler and insert it into one of the Scraponizer mini's. Fill with five or six pieces (I always like to keep the number even, for luck) of the same color.

    Bird and Egg Favors
  3. I chose to use a little bird stamp to embellish these little treasures. I stamped the bird on light colored cardstock several times.

    Bird and Egg Favors
  4. Next, I punched the bird out, using a 5/8" circle punch.

    Bird and Egg Favors
  5. I then punched scalloped edged circles using this clever lever craft punch from Marvy Uchida. I punched from recycled chipboard but you could also substitute kraft colored cardstock when making several.

    Bird and Egg Favors
  6. Next, I used a heavy duty hole punch to punch a hole in the side of the Scraponizer mini while it was closed.

    Bird and Egg Favors
  7. I layered the punched circles, punched a hole in the circle and used some sheer ribbon to tie the bird image on, threading it through the punched hole.

    Bird and Egg Favors
  8. A rub on, adhered to vintage encyclopedia paper, makes a pretty addition, as does a few self adhesive gems and a tiny bit of floral greenery glued to the bow.

    Bird and Egg Favors
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hi there! i love this craft! i am in search of a similar bird stamp and can't seem to find one like this one used here. can you tell me where you got the stamp from or who the maker is? thank you. Lisa


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