Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Party Favors

Edited to Add: I just found out this morning that I got an Honorable Mention in the Papertrey Guest Star Stamper contest for these party favors! Wahoo! I'm always so excited and honored when Nichole chooses one of my creations since she is my stamping/card making hero! Be sure to check out all the honorable mentions and the winners. There were some really amazing entries!

When I was coming up with projects for the Papertrey Guest Star Stamper contest, I was really on a birthday kick! I guess it is because we're having a party this weekend. Anyway, this was another of my creations. I made these little party favors. They were super easy to make, too.

I found these paper mache boxes at my local craft store. They are 3 inches across. Perfect for party favors and they were just $1. I bet they would be cheaper at a larger chain craft store, too, but I don't have any thing like that around here. First, I painted them white with regular acrylic paint and let them dry.

After the paint was dry, I covered the edges with patterned paper from the Pink Pattern collection. I used a punch for the top of the circle cake. Then, I made holes in the tops of the cakes with a paper piercer and a file. I rolled up some of the polka dot paper to make candles and put them in the holes I made on top of the cakes. I rolled some yellow ribbon to make the flames for the candles. Then, I added some liquid applique around the candles and the edges of the cake and heated it with my heat gun to make
it puffy. I think it looks so much like decorative frosting.

They were really very quick and easy to make and I think they turned out pretty cute. I used two candles since my daughter just turned 2 yesterday, but you could easily alter the idea for weddings, too. They would look so cute with a little mini couple on top!

Have a great day!

Patterned Paper: Pink Patterns (Papertrey Ink)
Other: yellow ribbon, paper mache boxes
Tools: acrylic paint (Making Memories), liquid applique, file, paper piercer


Velta said...

Oh Niki these are toooo cute! What a great idea for party favors. You come up with the most awesome ideas :)

Marilyn said...

Niki - you've really been busy - wow - what cute party favors too - I've some little papier mache boxes too - I needed to do something with them - now I'm inspired - love all your creations!

Kylie S said...

Wow, I thought the party hat post was great - this is fantastic!

Well done.

heidi said...

Wow Niki! All of your birthday stuff is fantastic!! I hope you have a great time with the birthday party!

Barb Schram said...

Your PTI creations this month were soooo wonderful! I really love how the party hats displayed all the DP and these party favors are to die for! Happy birthday wishes to your little girl!

Jodi said...

Hello, I discovered your blog after the release party the other night. Wow! I'd never been to one before. What a Beautiful picture of Multnomah Falls! Did you take it? Your ideas are really cute! The party favor is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Stampin' Meg said...

Oh my- what fabulous cake boxes, Nikki!

Lee said...

Wow Niki!!! You are just amazing and so creative!! Making cakes out of these is just awesome!! They're so pretty and I totally LOVE the candles!!! Congrats on the Honorable Mention!! They look like winners to me!!

Penny said...

Congratulations!! I love them, the 'frosting' is a fabulous and original idea :)

Mary said...

Congrats to you too Niki! You have some really great GSS entries--So many original ideas for b-day parties.

Alana said...

Um, those are like the coolest little favors evah! Awesome job!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful projects Niki!! Congrats on your Honorable Mention - Huge Smiles!! :)