I can't remember being so creatively satisfied as I was when I was designing and making favours for Eleanor's birthday. A combination of so many things: Paper craft, stationery, miniatures, paper dolls, DIY, cute packaging, illustration and more... I'm thinking about creating a line of bits and pieces that are expressly made to use as party favours - though of course they can be bought individually too. I'm thinking I will make custom favours, as well as generic ones too (working on a version of the teepee favour at the moment).
The packaging is fun! These are an old design, repackaged. I feel like I'm working in a factory. But in a fun way, not a stink way.
Still having trouble with the packaging for these though, the bags I have are a tad big. At first I was just going to have one doll in each pack. But then I realised that they needed to have a friend with them.
So two in each set. One big, one little. Your choice of each.
These are a variation on the paper bunting we made a few Christmases ago. But this time in colour, and printed onto postcards. A postcard and a gift all in one you see? For those hard-to-buy-for's that happen to live overseas also. So guess what my bros are getting for their birthdays this year! Wrong. They'll probably still get nothing because I'm useless at sending letters, as well as remembering birthdays... I packaged these up in sets of six with 3 cards of each design.
Ah, the miniest of things, and totally unplanned too. I have cut & constructed two sets of the magnets so far, and both have disappeared already. Rosa-May said "I want that for my birthday" and snatched one out of my hands. Fair enough. It was her birthday about two months ago. I keep talking about 'what I'm gonna get you', and I think she realised that none of these wonderful items were ever going to eventuate so she worked out her own solution.
And these are too ridiculously small for words. The bunting would need to be glued or blue-tacked to the surface of your choice, too little to do anything else with really. Maybe you would draw the string instead of trying to attach anything to them. I don't know, but they're cute. Fairy sized... And the greeting card (with a teeny handmade envelope that it actually fits inside) is begin enough to sign your name with an X and that's about all. They would be cute presents from the Tooth Fairy, who is still a long way off from visiting our house.
I think I just make these things for myself, because I'm not sure who would buy them. It makes the packaging a little unnecessary, but that's part of the fun for me. What else would I do with a whole bunch of ziplock bags that are just big enough to hold a ten cent piece?