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DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes

Confession: I’m a 36 year old woman sans children with a strange penchant for collecting kids toys.  Case in point: I recently acquired this gorgeous Janod Circus Story Box containing, quite possibly, the prettiest set of little wooden toys imaginable. It’s funny where you get your inspiration because I soon became fascinated by the beauty of circus pedestals (or ringmaster stands)- a tiny, innocuous detail that I had never paid much attention to before but soon realized could be turned into the cutest little favor boxes! 

With a set of round, kraft or wooden boxes and some paint you could create multiple designs using a variety of common circus motifs and traditional circus and carnival colors!

DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!


  • For this project I’ve used the gorgeous wooden boxes in our shop but you can always opt for smaller boxes in cheaper materials, like kraft cardboard, if you have budget constraints.
  • Use bold paint colors like primary yellow and red, green and teal.
  • Further embellish your boxes with metallic stars (created from craft punches or stickers) and mini paper fans. Maybe even top your boxes with toy animals!
  • If you wish to tape words or messages to them, try searching for appropriate circus and western free fonts.
  • Fill with colorful confetti, candy, mini toys, balloons, buttons, vintage trinkets and tickets!

DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Circus Stand Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

Happy crafting! 🙂

  1. Michelle

    May 23, 2016

    These are too cute!

  2. Jessica Rose

    May 23, 2016

    Don’t worry, we will keep you toy collecting secret to ourselves!! This project is gorgeous though…one to try for myself! 😉

  3. Jessica

    May 23, 2016

    This is adorable!

    My next birthday party will most definitely be circus themed x

  4. Kari

    May 23, 2016

    Those are too fun! I love the little figures on top.

  5. Charlene

    May 23, 2016

    Where did you find those adorable wooden circus monkey and ring trainer?

      • amy
      • May 23, 2016

      Hi Charlene, they were part of the Circus Story Box set I mentioned in the post. Hope I’ve been helpful! 🙂

  6. Barbara

    May 23, 2016

    I just disovered you yesterday and think I pinned like almost 100 of your things on pinterest!! WHAT A FABULOUS BLOG YOU HAVE!!!!!!! Just LOVE it!!! this is the first post in my bloglovin feed and I already like it soooo much! thank you!! And I’m also happy I discovered your shop. I just moved to the USA from Belgium, where I used to find stuff like this for parties of my children (like here: or here: and I was already thinking: would this exist in the USA? Where will I find all my crafting stuff? So already one shop found 🙂

  7. August

    May 24, 2016

  8. Bec @ Love That Party

    June 1, 2016

    Confession: I am a 38yr old woman with a penchant for the circus! I love going more that my 6yr old does! Hahaha. I did a circus themed party for my son’s 1st birthday. these would have gone perfectly with the theme. Cute post. Bec xo

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