DIY projects

Ready to get your craft on? Here you’ll find my favorite do it yourself projects and party ideas. If you are searching for something specific try the search box on the right or see my list of categories at the bottom of the page.

Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways

There are a few trains of thought of party favors. You can give a knick-knack like a bottle opener or a magnet, for kids’ parties it usually consists of cheap toys and candy which eventually make their way back to a landfill. I’m firmly in the camp that favors should be food (If you had a large budget I could be persuaded pretty easily to another camp!) Food is easy, doesn’t seem wasteful, and it’s more likely to get used. I also really like how easy it is to match the party theme with the food. I like to have packaging options on hand for this very thing. Package up some of that European candy and voila’! You’ve got a really beautiful gift option. Here are three examples of easy favor packaging. For these, we used Clear Round Containers, Paper Bags, & Pillow Boxes. You can set them out as table settings at a party or wedding or keep them available for guests as they leave. Click through for more details & full instructions below!

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Sailor Costume

Ahoy mateys! Here’s a fun costume you can easily pull together. Add some arm tattoos and you could double as Popeye. This little sailor is looking forward to catching a big net full of candy! (See more Halloween costumes here.)

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Printable Spooky Owl Treat Box

by Alix Sorrell

Halloween is the best holiday when it comes to dressing up candy. Whether you’re having a party or you feel like surprising your trick-or-treaters these spooky owl favor boxes are the perfect way to package up some treats. Everyone will think they are a hoot! (P.S. check out more homemade Halloween ideas here).

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Hipster Halloween Costumes: Part 1

Here is another fun Halloween series we did this year: Hipster Halloween Costumes. The Ira Glass one kills me! This is only part one, there are more coming tomorrow! (To see more Halloween costume ideas, click here.)

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Bat Candy Favors DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

How do you make a Halloween treat even better? By disguising it as a bat. It’s like a costume for candy! I used candy I put in cellophane bags, but save yourself some time and use some pre-packaged, bite-size treats. (PS – More Halloween ideas here!)

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