First Time Mom and Losing It: DIY Abby Cadabby Birthday Party: Customized Party Souvenirs #Tutorial

Thursday, January 30, 2014

DIY Abby Cadabby Birthday Party: Customized Party Souvenirs #Tutorial


This is a continuation of the DIY Abby Cadabby Birthday Party: Boutique Style Birthday Hat #Tutorial . There you can see pictures of the party and a tutorial on the Boutique Style Birthday Hat. You can also read my post on how to create the customized party favors here: DIY Abby Cadabby Birthday Party: Customized Party Favors #Tutorial

When my daughter started on solids I would make her fresh baby food but did buy some jars here and there for convenience when I didn't have time to make fresh baby food. I thought the glass jars were so cute that I didn't want to throw them away. I thought about using them to hold spices but then came up with the idea of using them for party favors.

This is how I did it:
  • Glass baby food jars (I used the stage 2 size)
  • Sixlets in shimmer pink, blue and purple (I bought them by the pound in Amazon. You need about 3 pounds for 15 jars)
  • Craft Paint in light blue
  • Pink card stock paper (I found mine at Michael's in the scrap booking section and it had an embossed dot texture)
  • 1/4" ribbon in light blue
  • printer
  • paper
  • 1 1/2" circle punch
  • 1" circle punch
  • Double Stick tape
  1. Really clean your jars and lids with hot soap and water and let completely air dry.
  2. Paint tops and sides with the paint. Let dry completely and paint again. Let dry and paint again for the 3rd coat. Make sure lids are completely dry before moving on to step three.
  3. Measure around the lid and cut ribbon about 1/2 inch longer. Wrap ribbon around lid and hot glue ends together.
  4. Using an image editor open a new file that is 1" x 1". Using the fill tool color it light blue. Paste on an image of Abby's face right in the middle. I just did a image google search to find her face. Print out as many as you need for the number of jars you are making.
  5. Using the 1" circle punch cut around the face of each Abby. Make sure you center it properly. Using the 1 1/2" circle punch cut circles of the pink card stock for each jar you are making.
  6. Using double stick tape, tape on the pink circle on the center of the top of the jar. Using the tape again center the Abby face on top of that.
  7. With an image editor open an image the size of "  x  ". Using the fill tool color the image light blue. Add a few stars to the background with the object tool. Add some text with the text tool. I added  "----------'s 1st birthday party!" on one side and "Thanks for coming!" on the other side. I also added another picture of Abby's face and a picture of my daughters face. You just want to fill up the label so it looks nice and doesn't have to many open spaces. You can rearrange the objects to your liking. 
  8. Print out as many as you need and use double stick tape to tape around jar. 
  9. I emptied each pound bag of the sixlets into a big bowl and mixed it with a big spoon. Make a funnel out of a sheet of paper and fill each glass.
  10. Carefully screw on lids and you are done!
** If you are not comfortable with an image editor you can always buy colored paper, cut it out the same size as the measurements above and use stickers to decorate.


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36 comments:

  1. I love homemade craft ideas...and I know little girls love Abby Cadabby (I'm sure I spelled that wrong!) I'm sure these party favors will be huge hits!

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  2. This is so cute! I wish I had kept all of our baby food jars! My daughter LOVES Abby Cadabby. Do you have the link for the sparkle sixlets?

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  3. Oh my daughter loves Abby! What a cute idea. I am going to have to make these for her birthday party. Thanks for sharing. I love these really cute but easy to do party favors.

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  4. I love Micheal's, you can find anything there. Very cute idea! There are a lot of ways to use this tutorial to make really nice party favors.

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  5. My Sophie would absolutely love this! I am so NOT crafty, but these looks simple enough that I might just attempt it,lol

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  6. looks adorable - like something i would try to do for my daughter if i had one.... :D

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  7. What a great way o reuse baby food jars!

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  8. you are so creative! what a cool way to reuse those baby food jars! i bet her party was such a hit!

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  9. Nice! I also reused baby food jars but not for party favors. You did such an awesome job on this party. Will we see more pictures?

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  10. Super CUTE! I'm sharing this with my SIL, it would be perfect for my niece's birthday party :)

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  11. I never thought of buying candy in bulk like that on Amazon.

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  12. What a fun idea for a child's birthday party party favours! I know that my kids would be so honoured to receive their own little jar of goodies!

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  13. Super adorable! Love what you've come up with for this party theme so far, and that this tutorial gives us all a reason to reuse leftover baby food jars.

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  14. They turned out awesome!! I'm always making DIY projects for my kiddos birthday parties! Not only is it cheaper, but then I know I"m going to get exactly what I want :)

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  15. Those look great! I really love how simple it all was to put together too.

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  16. These would be great for a baby shower. ;) ;)

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  17. What a cute idea and great way to recycle! I would have never thought of this!

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  18. Love this! they are so cute and something I woulda never thought about!

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  19. This is such a cute idea. They would be so cute for a baby shower!

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  20. This is easy enough for even me to accomplish. I like simple as I lack the creative gene :-)

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  21. Love these! I am sharing your post with a coworker of mine in the office who loves to do little crafts like this!

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  22. That is a really good idea.. the homemade crafts make things so much nicer to receive and to show off..

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  23. What an awesome idea to create a jar full of goodies to giveaway as apposed to little gift bags. The jars can totally be reused too.

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  24. That's great! Celebrating a birthday party should be fun and not costly.

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  25. Baby food jars sure can come in handy. Great idea!
    ~ Kimberly
    Our Family World

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  26. This is such a fun idea. Abby Cadabby is an adorable character. My daughter would love it.

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  27. I am not a big fan of Sesame Street anymore, but I think Abby Cadabby is so cute. These are so cute. At one point I was keeping baby food jars for crafts and activities and such, but hubby got tired of them cluttering the place up, so now I don't have any, my youngest son is about to turn 2

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  28. What a great way to use the jars, and I love Abby Cadabby. In fact, I love all of Sesame Street. :)

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  29. Very neat idea! I loved saving the baby food jars, too. There are always so many neat organizing tricks that you can use them for.

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  30. Those are some of the cutest party ideas ever. I'm definitely going to keep them in mind next time I organize a party. I need to give crafting a chance :)

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  31. The favors look adorable! What a great idea. I bet all the little girls would absolutely love the party :)

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  32. I totally love this idea and I have an 8 month old and I have been saving the jars because I am a hoarder like that lol... My sons bday is coming up this month so I might have to do something like this!!

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  33. I love these customized souvenirs! Cute and very easy to do.

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  34. This is such a cute idea. I could adapt it for other themes too. Thanks for the idea

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