30 Do It Yourself Favor Tutorials {party pieces}

We’ve already covered 8 ways to embellish a paper sack which are perfect for DIY Favors.  Now I have a 30 do it yourself favor tutorials that are so colorful and fun.  These homemade party pieces can be tailored to any color or party theme.  I hope they inspire you to make something beautiful today.  Enjoy!

Party Favors to Eat

Party Favors to Eat

1.  Gumball Necklaces – A new take on the candy necklace, this easy gumball craft is sure to get you some hugs and kisses. You can give these to the sweet girls at any party.
2.  Candy Butterfly Party Favors – This tutorial isn’t in English but thanks to the fantastic pictures you get the idea of how easily they are made.
3.  Under The Sea Party Tubes – This isn’t a tutorial but how fabulous are these gummies into embellished test tubes.  I just adore this idea and had to show you.
4.  DIY Candy Cupcake – Fill a sandwich baggie with jelly beans and tie it tightly. Place baggie, closure side down, in a paper cup cut in half, then glue a red pom-pom to the top.

Do It Yourself Favor

free printable Flower Pinwheel party favor

5. Flower Pinwheel Tutorial – Free printable pattern of a darling flower pinwheel. Most of the supplies needed are likely in your scrapbooking stash: paper, eyelets, brads, ribbon.  Add to these items a dowel, a wooden bead and a 12” piece of 18-gauge wire and you’re good to go.

Party Pieces

Do It Yourself Favor

6.  Cotton Candy Favor – This just shows you can make a cute label and attch it to almost anything and make it super cute and perfect for a party favor.
7.  DIY Project: How to Make Homemade Candy Buttons – Make your own candy buttons (that classic candy) in your party colors and package them up into a fun party favor.
8.  How To Make Caramels For Someone You Like – You basically just need butter, sugar, cream, salt, and an excellent sense of timing.
9.  Soda Bottle Collar – How darling and easy is this fun soda bottle collar from Life Style Crafts.  This would work in any color scheme or theme.

Party Favors to Wear

Party Favors to Wear

10. Mickey/Minnie Mouse Ears – How to Make Mickey Minnie Mouse Ears for party favors

11.  Felt Flower Rings – This would be a fun party game or party favor for any girl party.  Simply put a few scraps of fabric on the table in front of your kids and see what lovely things they come up with.

DIY Favors

Chocolate Chis Cookies in a Jar

12.  Chocolate Chis Cookies in a Jar – I love these filled milk bottles with layers of ingredients for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and homemade labels.

Party Favors to Play With

Party Favors to Play With

13.  Printable free bubble labels for party favors – Print out these free labels to make boring bubbles extra cute and perfect for a toddler party.
14.  Play Dough Party Goodies – Add some homemade play-dough  into a cute container with a cookie cutter on top and you’ve got a fun party favor to play with.  These are perfect for a toddler aged birthday party.
15.  DIY Bucket – This is an Easter pail but wouldn’t these fun ribbon buckets be a cute party favor for a birthday party.
16.  Printable Box Template – Print out this box template and design a darling label for a darling homemade party favor for any occasion.

DIY Boxes

abric Flower Box Tutorial
17.  Fabric Flower Box Tutorial – These are darling conversation starter/favor boxes/place cards. But they would also make great party favors.  The gentlemen receive the bowties & burlap and for the ladies-canvas blossoms & lace.

Treat Bags

Treat Bags
18. Mini Candy Carton Template – These are cute and quirky candy boxes in the style of miniature milk cartons!
19.  Red, White, and Blue Box & Topper – Fold into a small favor box using the template and then poke trips of paper onto the top to make a fun and impressive party favor.
20. Dress Up a White Plain Box – How darling is this plain white round box dressed up with ribbon and a wooden spoon.  The spoons are personalized with rub on stickers.

Make A Favor ~ Cloth Bags

Make A Favor ~ Cloth Scraps

21.  Super Simple Party Favor Bag – A simple reversible party bag tutorial that you can use to pop in small party favors.
22.  Homemade Goodie Bags – I just love these monogrammed bags made out of cotton muslin as it is inexpensive, simple. There is also a printable pattern on how to make them yourself.
23. Drawstring Fabric Swatch Bag – This little bag is used to hold chalk, but it’s the perfect size for an easy to sew party favor drawstring bag.

Favor Cone Template

Favor Cone Template

24.  DIY PRojects:  Tape is the new ribbon – Use printed and color masking tape to transform simple boxes into a favor ready to party.
25.  Downloadable Ice Cream Cone Party Favor – A darling favor cone template that you can quickly print out. It’s perfect for an ice cream social, ice cream party theme, or just for fun.  It has “thank you” on the handle which I think is a darling touch.

Free Favor Box Template
26.  Free Favor Box Template – A favor box for candies or other smaller things.  It can be opened form the top or bottom with interlocking tabs.  To print the template, click on the image and then click “download now”.  Wait until the link shows up to download and then save to your computer.

DIY Favors for Adults

DIY Favors for Adults

27.  Homemade Sugar Scrub – I just love how this is decorated with a tissue paper flower and something that we would actually use.  I love a good scrub. {wink}
28.  Thank You CD Sleeve – Pictured instructions on how to make these darling party hat thank you party favors.  Make a CD and pop it inside for a fun party favor for any birthday party.

29. Fabric Key fob, Keychain, Strap – A quick sewing project that is also something your guests will use everyday.

Leopard Bag with Scalloped Tag
30.  Leopard Bag with Scalloped Tag – This is actually a Valentine free printable tag, but I love the idea of having a printed paper sack and attaching a simple ribbon and tag.  How darling is this.

If you love these party favor treat bags, then you’ll find tons more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Party site!

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}} Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more creative ideas and tutorials.

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. What a great ideas. Specially like Homemade Sugar Scrub, Chocolate Chis Cookies in a Jar and Mickey/Minnie Mouse Ears. You are very talented and imaginative. And the pictures are awesome!

  2. I always love coming here for these DIY tips and tutorials, and this collection just made my imagination go wild! Thank you so much for sharing these!

  3. Hopped over to onecharmingparty to find about gumball necklaces. Now that’s what I call creativity! Absolutely love it :).

  4. Lucia – I’ve recently discovered your blog and it’s AMAZING!!! My goodness you are so talented and are excellent in photography as well. Thank you for allowing me to feature your fab candy butterflies.

    Laurie {Tip Junkie}

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