Jan 11

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?

 

Oct 27

Repackaged Candy Favors

by Joke Vande Gaer

I’m not always the best planner when it comes to birthdays. Some birthdays come, I’ll have an idea in mind long beforehand and it all works out great.¬†Other birthdays come and I’m scrambling for time to put something cute together the night before. These repackaged mentos favors were one of those late night ideas that turned out cute, are easy to make and need just a few materials!

Materials needed: tissue paper, bright colored markers, mentos (or any other candy you’d like to use)

Step 1: Cut your tissue paper to the right size of your chosen candy. Leave enough room on the sides to twist the ends.
Step 2: Carefully remove the outer layer wrapping of the mentos. This way the foil wrapper is still around and you don’t have to touch the candy.

Step 3: Draw quick lines diagonally on one sheet of tissue paper. Quick lines really turn out the cutest! No reason to measure, imperfections and a combination of thick and thin lines give the best result.

Step 4: Back your marked sheet of tissue paper with a clear sheet of tissue paper.
Step 5: Roll the mentos roll into the 2 sheets with the marked sheet on the outside.
Step 6: Twist the ends closed…that’s it!

These favors are perfect when you need to make big quantities, it’s so quick! And much more fun to give than a regular roll of mentos! Wouldn’t they be cute for a rainbow party in even more colors?

Oct 3

Mini Masterpiece Favors

I came up with this little favor idea for a wedding (or shower!) for Project Wedding. It is really affordable if you have access to someone with art skills. I really loved how they turned out. See how to do it and all my sources right over here. A special thanks to Vivian Lee for assisting me on this (and to Paul for helping me with the paintings.)

All photos by Oh Happy Day

Sep 26

Hot Pepper Favors

Having a spicy wedding? These little pepper plants will work perfect for favors. See the whole project including free downloadable tags at Project Wedding.

all photos by Oh Happy Day.

May 24

Lemonade Favors

This is a post I did for Project Wedding. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade favors packaged in a pretty Italian bottle (from Ikea!) These would also be really cute for a favor shower. (Plus isn’t that a cute vintage dress? Go Ebay!)