Psalm 118:24

"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tinkerbell Birthday Party Favors: Part 1

This is the start of the Tinkerbell favor jars I was writing about earlier.  I came up with the idea with the help of a great friend of mine.  She started by reminding me that Captain Hook puts Tink in a jar in the movie.  I'll have to take her word for it, since it's been years since I've seen any Peter Pan movie.  But she suggested mason jars and I ran with it! 

I wasn't sure what size jar to get.  I ended up with a quart jar because I wanted to put stickers and Pixi Stix inside, and they need a little more vertical room.  I'm glad I did, because these favors are really shaping up nicely. 

Here are the supplies I used: Elmer's spray glue and glitter, and of course, my hot glue gun and Tinkerbell ribbon.

I tried using glitter spray first, but it was so runny that it all went right to the bottom of the jars.  What I ended up doing was mixing the glitter colors together in a plastic baggie.  Then I sprayed the inside of a jar with spray glue, shook about 3/4tsp of glitter mixture into the jar.  I quickly covered the jar and shook it to spread the glitter around.  Be careful of how much glitter you put in as it tends to stick more heavily in some places.  Also, I would suggest mixing up all the glitter you need at one time, or buy a multi-colored glitter.  If you keep mixing up more glitter, your jars won't all look the same.  I confess, I didn't want to waste glitter so I mixed up 2 different batches of glitter and can definitely see a difference.

Once I had them all sprayed and glittered, I put them in my kitchen window to dry.  Thank goodness it wasn't a frigid day!

My trusty hot glue gun and ribbon.

Next, I cut 8 inch strips of ribbon to be used as a handle for the jar.  To attach it, I wrapped the ribbon around the lid of the jar (without the seal) and hot glued it into place.  Don't pull it to tight when you glue the ribbon or it won't fit into the grooves of the lid when you screw it onto the jar.

Semi-finished favor jar from the front.

Top view

I'm so excited to finish these favors!  But I have to wait until the day of the party.  Stay tuned for Part 2 later and find out why and also see what the finished product looked like.  I can't wait to see how my daughter reacts to these favor jars!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see the finished product! They look so cute already! Make sure you take lots and lots of pics of everything!