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Stamped Party Favors DIY

by Joke Vande Gaer

My son Oliver turned 3 this year and I had no idea turning 3 is such a big thing for kids that age! He was telling every single person how he was going to be a big boy now. I just had to incorporate the number 3 on his birthday, so had a little stamp made for him. We used the stamp for his invitations, thank you cards, cake toppers and the party favors (which was my favorite project). I repackaged candy, stamped each one individually and made a goody box for every kid. Oliver loved his new age displayed everywhere.

Materials needed: tissue paper, candy, a stamp (you can find number stamps in most craft stores, you don’t need to have a custom one made), a stamp pad, boxes to fill with candy, some string and a little notecard.

Step One: Wrap your candy in tissue paper (2 sheets works best)
Step Two: Stamp each repackaged candy (test the stamp out a few times on some paper)
Step Three: Stuff some tissue paper on the bottom of your box

Step Four: Fill the boxes with candy
Step Five: Attach your note to a string and wrap it around the box

I picked stamping because I was convinced we could do his party projects together, but that didn’t really happen. He just wanted to play with the stamp in his notebook and wasn’t interested to help with the rest. Maybe he’s a little too young for it? Would your child like to help with this?

  1. Kersey

    January 11, 2012

    Love this! My little guy turns 3 next month so I may or may not be stealing this idea.

  2. sine

    January 11, 2012

    What a sweet idea!

  3. Clare Christine

    January 11, 2012

    Aren’t those so wonderful?? I am so happy I happened upon your blog today…it is fantastic! I love the layout and the fabulous pops of color, the prior post with the beautiful paper mobiles is phenomenal. I hope you are having a great week and I am so happy to have found your site!
    Twirling Clare

  4. Marie

    January 11, 2012

    That’s so adorable how excited he is about being 3! I love the idea…cute stamp. :)

  5. Kendall

    January 11, 2012

    This is a perfect example of how the simplest of ideas can be the best. What a great thing!

  6. Solidea

    January 11, 2012

    good, beautiful and sweet idea!! :)

  7. Cara Crowley

    January 11, 2012

    Genius idea! So smart.

  8. Jeni

    January 11, 2012

    lol, this reminded me of my aunt for my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. the number 50 was a very, very big deal. maybe i’ll get her a stamp.

    these are wonderfully sweet, though.

  9. I'm Kristen

    January 11, 2012


    I want to go stamp now.

  10. Lorena / gemagenta

    January 11, 2012

    That’s so sweet! Such a great and simple idea!

  11. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    January 12, 2012

    That is so sweet! And such a great project- I love how it all ties together prefectly!

  12. debbie

    January 12, 2012

    this is adorable! Happy birthday Oliver!

  13. Tulips & Tulle

    January 12, 2012

    Cute idea! Please come visit Tulips&Tulle : )

  14. lesley

    January 12, 2012

    I just laughed out loud because my daughter turned 3 in september and I tried to do the same thing! I made cupcake toppers that were stamped with a 3. Yup, think they’re too young. Ha. This is adorable. I love the candy wrappers.

  15. amber

    January 12, 2012

    You have such an eye for design. I plan to post about my son’s 1st birthday soon (on my own blog). So much time and preparation went into this event. Having a designer mom is a recipe for disaster :) You can check out his nursery design here: (feel free to share with your readers).

  16. Stoich91

    January 12, 2012

    Just a note! 😉 Small hard candies are a real choking hazard for preschoolers, so I wouldn’t actually try this for any kid under the age of 5 years old, but it’s a cute idea all the same! Maybe you could put a different kind of candy inside; one that’s still round, but soft and chewie? idk! 😉

  17. Courtney

    January 12, 2012

    Those are adorable! You could do any candy or trinket wrapped like this.

  18. Robin

    January 13, 2012

    Larry will be 56 this year….do you think the old guys would like this it too?
    {love your blog} Happy Friday the 13th. R

  19. delila

    January 15, 2012

    what a great idea! I want to try this for my next party.

  20. Heather

    January 16, 2012

    my 6 year old would help me create this for his little sister, she will be 3 this year!

  21. Laura

    January 16, 2012

    My almost four year old would love the stamp and it would be everywhere but the wrapper. In the end, he would totally feel like he helped though and that is all the really matters.

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