The great thing about these boxes is they also double very nicely as ornaments once the holidays roll around. I made enough to fill a small Christmas tree for my daughter the same year of her butterfly birthday party. It became sort of a "butterfly-Advent calendar" as I put little toys and candies in each box. The butterflies looked beautiful hanging on the tree with tinsel garlands and little clear Christmas twinkle lights that made the glittery butterflies sparkle and shimmer. (Unfortunately, the glitter doesn't show up well in my photos, but you can believe me when I say they are quite dazzling in person.)
These butterfly gift box ornaments are very simple and satisfying to make. You'll feel like a real artist after putting a few of them together, so feel free to sign your name or initials (like I did) to your completed masterpieces! My daughter even began making her own once she saw how easy they are to make (basic kindergarten skills like cutting, pasting and glitter-gluing are all that is needed once you print the butterflies). So what are you waiting for...get you paper papillon on now!