I’m revving up to share all the details of the cruise, but first I thought I’d post a project.
Planning the party of the century?
Take that extra step and make customized favors. I made these for the cruise participants so they would feel like queens of creativity!
My original intention was to purchase plastic crowns from the party store and be done with it, but my craftaholic tendencies took over when I spotted these mini tiaras. They work great for weddings, birthday parties and anniversaries.
Custom Party Favors – Tiaras
1 bag of small wood hearts ( 3/4-inch each)
Color copies of small pictures
White craft glue
1 package of mini tiaras
Hot glue gun
1 boa or lace ribbon
Cover the wood hearts with the images (1 picture per heart) using the glue stick. Using your fingertip, add a thin border of white craft glue around the edge of each heart and then pour glitter over it. Tap away excess. Set to dry.
Use the hot glue gun to attach the heart to the center of the tiara. Snip off a piece of boa or lace ribbon, about 1 inch long, and hot glue it to the back of the tiara, so it protrudes from the top.
1 package of mini maze games
Color copies of picture to fit the size of the game
Turn the game back side up. Carefully use the craft knife to remove the cardboard backing of the game. Don’t lose the ball inside the game!
Use the backing as a template to cut out circles of your favorite pictures. Use the glue stick to affix the picture to the backing. Make sure the ends are sealed down. Replace the backing and add a dot of hot glue on the back ridge to seal it.
Instead of the tiaras or maze games, you also can make other kinds of party favors by using your own paper: party horns, mini Rubik’s Cubes, ball paddles, lip balms, purse mirrors, mini notebooks, etc.
* All content/photos copyright, © Kathy Cano-Murillo, 2008.