Folded origami candy boxes as favors and decorations #Favors & Flowers#candy#christian#decor#origami#wedding favors August 16 | Guest post by Elizabeth Jancewicz You may remember her colorful communion bread, or her invitations made with a sewing machine, but Elizabeth Jancewicz is back with her origami and candy favors that can also double as decor. I learned how to make these from adorable Japanese children when I volunteered at a school while I was living in Japan a few years ago. I posted the instructions for these on my personal blog, here. My future husband must have clocked in about sixty-or-so hours of paper folding, since each one took twelve pieces of paper, and we decided to make 200 favors! During an eight hour road trip, I sat in the passenger seat with a huge paper bag full of these little pieces of folded paper and a couple pounds of candy, and I put them together. I stuffed each with Warheads, Jolly Ranchers, Now and Laters, Starbursts, and salt water taffy (a couple of our favorites). Once home we finished them up and added a knotted loop with a tag to each one. One side of the tag has our names, the other side has one of two Bible verses related to honey (candy, sweets… get it?). One of the verses cracks us up: "My son, eat honey for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste." Prov 24:13 Related Post Leaves, pine cones, and yummy treats: Decor and favors for Fall weddings Summer's almost over in the North -- sad face -- but where my Fall brides at!? You guys should be well into planning overdrive. Let's... Read more "If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it." Prov 24:13 We had a good amount of left-over folded pieces, and I didn't want to waste any of the hard work my FH had put into them, so we put these larger ones together, that each take 30 pieces instead of 12, and we'll hang them around the venue grounds. 200 folded origami puzzle boxes is no easy task. Both my FH and I talked about how if we'd had any idea the kind of work it would take, we would've never tried to do this! Ha. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Elizabeth Jancewicz Elizabeth and her future husband are a bit of a mini creative team: he's a piano player/song writer and, when she's not teaching art, Elizabeth goes on tour with him, playing and singing and doing an entire oil painting during the set. Their plan is to do that full-time after their wedding this summer. http://elizabethjancewicz.wordpress.com/ PREVIOUS Breana & Caleb's Elvis-officiated vintage-inspired wedding NEXT You can totally have your artsy, eco-friendly, vegan, destination wedding of your dreams with Jamaica's Hummingbird Hall Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Wedding origami rules. Just when you feel like something is going wrong, you can start folding. You're being productive for your wedding and it's a peaceful activity. 5 agree Reply We're doing origami cranes as our escort cards — name on one wing, table on the other! I learned to fold them in high school and can do it almost without looking — can do about 4 in 10 min, which is awesome. Luckily we only have about 115 guests, and FH is learning! (Had to throw out his first few, though…hehe) Reply Beautiful! I made an origami bouquet for my maid of honor. It was all lilies. We also had lots of cranes scattered around, but those were made by my students, as I was also teaching in Japan at the time. (The original plan was for me to make them by myself, but then I got lazy/clever.) Reply Please oh Please show us your larger ones! Reply These are the same favours that we are making, I love the uniformity of the shape, but we are using different colours for each of them. 😀 1 agrees Reply The tutorial/instructions on the blog aren't there anymore! T.T Where could I find them? 1 agrees Reply Contact the blogger directly and ask her: http://elizabethjancewicz.wordpress.com/about/ Reply I just posted step-by-step instructions on my blog: http://elizabethjjancewicz.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/origami-instructions/ Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.