Friday, August 16, 2013

Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday- DIY Favors

Between morning sickness and the DIY fervor running here at The Ricardo's, I opted to make simple favors for Jonah's Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday and use as many existing supplies as possible...

Favor #1:
I gathered up some brown paper lunch sacks, mini clothespins, seed packets, mini biodegradable plant pots, potting soil (not shown) and pom poms...


...and inside each parcel is housed seeds, soil & pots...

...and a hungry caterpillar munching away- I used a handy dandy Crop-a-Dile to make the holes but a hole punch will work too:)

No fancy punches on the tags- just quick & simple:)

Brown Paper Sacks: free (already had)
Mini Plant Pots: 12 for $1 x 2= $2
Mini Clothespins: free (already had)
Seed Packets: free (leftover from Livy's 3rd birthday)
Pom Poms: $2 (lots leftover...)
Potting Soil & Ziplocs: free (already had)
Tags: free (handmade with existing supplies)
TOTAL: <$4 for 8 favors

Favor #2:  

I had a stash of Wilton favor tins that I had never used & so opted to fill them with...

..."caterpillar food" aka M&Ms:)

Livy helped to fill the tins while munching on some caterpillar food & Auntie Leah's crocheted  strawberries were a lovely visual addition:)

And after I was left with this mess for the umpteenth time, I scrapped trying to print on the provided labels and opted to leave them blank:)

 Wilton Favor Tins: free (purchased several years ago for a project never completed)
M&Ms: $2.50
TOTAL:  approx $0.10 each

Favor #3:

I snagged these all natural cherry fruit snacks at Big Lots for $2/box, $0.40 each...

...and here they are chilling in a left over basket from Livy's 3rd birthday:) 

I reused the chalkboard from Livy's birthday, removing the rodeo bow and adding a paper fan of red polka dot paper (creased/cut using the Sizzix Big Shot)...


...and another pom pom caterpillar:)

The mantle became the resting place for Jonah's party favors & everything laid out perfectly...


...making me a happy Mama:)

All 3 favors came to under $1 per kiddo & I used a bunch of my stash supplies- so chuffed:) 

Thanks for stopping by & stay tuned for more details on Jonah's birthday!

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