Tuesday Tutorial: Party Favors & Free Printable
Just a quick tutorial for this week.
I thought I’d share a how I made some of the party favors from the Alice in Wonderland Party.
First the cupcake pics:
These were done in Adobe Illustrator… basically I measured my scallop punch (2 1/8″) then made a series of squares & circles to form the border & added text. I was going to do an Illustartor tutorial for this (still might later) then I decided it would just be easier to make my cupcake file a PDF for y’all! That way you can just download and print them at home.
Just print out the sheet and center the image under your scallop circle punch. Then just glue to a toothpick or a party pick (it’s like a plastic toothpick) to the back.
The cupcake & gift images I used on my cupcake picks were from House of 3 and copyrighted so I had to remove them, but I added a couple more with words for you.
The second thing I wanted to share was how we made these Alice necklaces.
1.5″ square of pattern paper (I used the jewelry kit from House of 3)
Liquid Glass (from Close to my Heart, you could also use Glossy Accents)
Clipart (I got mine from polyvore.com)
Flat Jewelry Hook
Tim Holtz Fragments
they come in a variety pack of sizes, we had a small group so I was able to get all the ones I needed from one package, if you are having a larger party you will need more than one package, or to make your clipart different sizes.
They are sooooo easy to make. I let the girls pick out a square of pattern paper & a clipart image. I printed the clip art out then punched them out with my 1″ circle punch. They all chose Alice but I also had the White Rabbit & the Cheshire Cat.
I then glued the circle clip art image to the 1.5″ square. I then covered the paper with liquid glass and smooshed the fragment piece on top. You want enough liquid glass to cover the image evenly but not too much, it will spread when you smoosh it… if you have extra just wipe it off with a towel.
It was set aside to dry, then while the girls were eating I used my exacto knife to cut the paper close to the fragment piece & hot glue the flat jewelry hook to the back. (it dried for about 20 minutes)
Janet Hopkins has an excellent tutorial on her blog here
, it’s where I got the idea.
Also alot of you asked where I got the paper globes hanging from the ceiling, they are from Oriental Trading Company. The crazy hats are from there too.
Let me know if you have any questions about this or the party! We had a great time planning it!
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