Oompa Loompa Favor Boxes

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I have been wanting to create some sort of favor boxes to go along with a Willy Wonka Party, based off of the stylized version of my Oompa Loompa toppers. I have actually been wanting to start adding more favor related items, so the inspiration for this came at the sort of, kinda the right time. I still am not up and running full time and wont be for a bit cause’ you know ….kids. So it’s still always a challenge to find time to squeeze out of a day that never has enough time for me to do all the things I want to do!

I often wonder about people who complain that they are bored, I mean with all the things one can learn and do and be, who ever has time to be bored?? But that is a tangent for another day at another time.

 

I thought that it may be appropriate to add in a bit of a how to assemble type of post, because I would rather just write it out once than to explain it over and over again. To begin these are a digital file available for purchase through my ETSY shop. You can purchase it in the Favor Box section of my shop and it goes along with the themed Willy Wonka items in my shop also available as digital files. A digital file if you are unsure, is simply a file that you can purchase and print at home basically immediately after purchase. If you don’t have the means to print at home, no problem, you can just print through a local printer like OfficeMax/Depot, Staples, Kinkos, etc.  They always print out great and at a great price. All the info is available in each listing or I can easily be contacted through my shop if one had additional questions!

The first thing that needs to be done, obviously is that the file needs to be printed. Always print at the best print settings. To free the little Oompa Loompa and get him up and going you will need the following…

  • Card Stock 110# recommended ( Think Index Paper)
  • Sharp scissors
  • A Ruler or something with a flat edge for folding
  • Ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Hot glue, glue dots or tape
  • Fun stuff to fill box with

Print out the image (or however many you will need.)

Before you cut, flip the paper over and make fold lines, The first one may be tricky, but after that it just goes smoothly. It is so much easier to do this before any cuts are made. And make assembling them later so much less troublesome.

After the creases are added, it’s time to free the Oompa Loompa from his little paper prison. Make a rough cut first, then go in and cut out the smaller finer parts.

Bend the box over gently to match up the tops of the favor box and use a hole punch to create a ribbon hole thorough the hair.

 

Fold the box so that the sides can be attached. I use hot glue, but whatever method you prefer to use is up to you. I folded the middle portion on the inside and then folded the outer flaps in.

Once it is all sealed this is the inner portion of the favor box.

Using the ribbon color and thickness of your choosing, run the ribbon through the hole in the hair. I hate making bows, it’s one of my vices,  but do it anyway!

These are the front measurements of the box. Total height is 4.34 inches, the actual favor box height is 2.46 inches. These are not huge favor boxes, but the can hold some candies and goodies. And they look super cute all lined up

The side view measurements are 2.45 inches in height 1.84 inches in width.

Such a fun way to end any Willy Wonka themed party with a unique and festive favor box. Any questions please feel free to contact me through the shop or  here.

 

Have a great day friends!

 

 


Lemonade Stand Printables (FREE)

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In this part of my neck of the woods, summer vacation will be coming to an end. In a few short weeks, I will be sending my two older girls back to school and my son to preschool for a few hours a day. This leaves me with my little one. I adore my kids and they are awesome to be around. But my goodness four kiddos coming and going for a little over two months straight at every possible angle is pushing me into a psychosis of sorts.

I feel as though I live in the kitchen, everyday is a repeat of forty thousand breakfasts, lunches, dinners and DO NOT  forget snacks. As soon as I get the kitchen clean again, it is more the norm someone is barging back in looking for a snack, a drink….whatever.

It’s exhausting, in the best possible way ever.

Alas, I CAN’T wait to school starts, not because I don’t wan’t to be around my kids, but because I miss the routine of school and the schedule of things. Too much free time gets me in a tizzy. I think they function better in a set routine as I do to. When they (Me) know what to expect, they (I) just seem better adjusted.

Anyway, I promised my oldest daughter that we would do a lemonade stand this summer. And after her asking four hundred thousand times if “today” was the day to do it, I FINALLY found some time to create some fun, lemonade stand themed designs to help “boost” their business.

 

Lemonade Stand

It was really a fun experience for them. They got along 70% of the time and the timing worked out perfectly, as the entire “stand” lasted as long as my littlest  guys nap! Things got more interesting and energetic as the neighborhood kids teamed up to “help” out.  I’m pretty positive that they  scared a few people with their sugared up screams of “LEMONADE.”

Thank goodness most people are good sports and stopped to buy a cup or two. The mailman  got quite a greeting as they all shoved overflowing cups of lemonade into his truck. He graciously took a cup from each of them, thanking them all profusely.

 

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The whole shindig lasted about an hour or so and it and it made me realize that never again will I ever pass a lemonade stand and not stop and buy a cup. It seriously made their day whenever a “customer” stopped on by! But the looks of disappointment when people zoomed on by was enough for me to feel upset as they did.

Since it was such a success, I though I would share the printables, so maybe you can have some fun with your kids and make some lasting summer memories!

Realizing the reality of the situation was three little kids selling lemonade, I made some quick, fun inspired signs. I did not want to spend hours creating a set up that I thought may last only a few minutes, based upon their moods in any given moment.

I made two signs both print out on 8-1/2 x 11 sheets of paper, one is horizontal. (You can print from HERE)

Lemonade Sign Horizontal watermark

The other is vertical. (You can print from HERE)

Lemonade Sign Vertical watermark

I also included a simple bunting, just for fun. (You can print from HERE)

lemonade stand bunting water mark image
The bunting was simple to assemble, just print,  cut and attach to some ribbon or string with tape, glue or whatever stickiness you may have on hand. (And if your home is filled with kids like mine, everything is sticky.)

Lemonade Stand Bunting

The end result was better than I expected and I think it was just an overall simple, fun, filled experience for them.

Lemonade Stand banner sign and bunting

They learned a little about money (that they want it all.)

Lemonade Stand small sign

And they learned about working with each other. As much as I thought it would be just another reason for the three of them to bicker and fight. It turned out to be a sweet summer filled afternoon that will remembered by them as well as myself.

 

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Snow White Hershey’s © Printable Candy Wrapper Bars

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If you have enjoyed any of my other Snow White party printables (which can be seen HERE) Then you will most likely LOVE the newest addition to the pack. Large Candy bar wrappers that will fit a standard size Hershey’s © chocolate bar! 

Snow White Hershey Bar Candy Wrappers Printable

 There are three versions; a red striped, blue striped and yellow with white polka dots.

Snow White Candy Bar Hershey's Wrapper Printable

I also created a few versions with the famous apple with three different patterns. A red striped, blue striped and a yellow with white polka dots. All to coordinate with the snow white image.

Snow White apple hershey's Candy bar wrapper printable

 

On the back of each wrapper is “Happy Birthday” that if need be can be personalized, just contact me to discuss.

Snow white hershey's candy bar wrapper printable

These can be purchased through my Etsy shop HERE. They print out on a standard size sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper and can be printed at home or uploaded and printed through a local print shop. The files is available in  PDF form that print out on three separate sheets of paper, print as many as you like!

SNow White Standard Wrapper Example

 

These work great as favors, such as thank you’s. But they can also be cutomized to be used as actual invitations or just personalized any way you would like. If interested please contact me to discuss!

 

Thanks and hope you enjoyed!!

 

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A New Direction…and Some Great Changes.

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Since I met and moved in with my  once boyfriend, now husband. The house we live in has the back portion of our home converted to a semi apartment. It was originally built by my husband for  his father to live in, but since his passing, it has been used to help out a few friends get back on their feet.

 

But as our family as grown over so rapidly over in a few short year, we decided that as a family we needed more space. Little did I know how much my home would open up after saying buh bye to a few walls. 

renovations disiguised

 That’s my hubby making faces through the now disintegrated wall, I disguised him with some sunglasses and a mustache in case he doesn’t want his face plastered all over my site 🙂 

At this point we are gutting and remodeling our bathroom and a spare room into our master bedroom the bathroom. I think after we finish those two projects we will take a break for a minute or two to enjoy our new designs . And then in a few years we will be renovating our old kitchen;  blowing out a back wall and joining two rooms to become one huge kitchen.

In the meantime I will use the extra space as a office/work space. Which is perfect for me, because it keep my little ones from trying to destroy play with all of my stuff. By the time we make this next renovation, I am hoping my little ones will not be so curious of my work and stop touching it .

I’m super excited to redecorate and plan all of the design work with my husband and I have been pinning a lot of bathroom and bedroom ideas, heck I’m even pinning kitchen ideas at the moment.

I am loving all of the colors that are around right now and I think I will be going with this color palette from Benjamin Moore for the paint for our bedroom.

I just love the way gray looks on the walls!

I would really love to try and figure out some new ways to upcycle some of our old furniture, because it would be nice to save some money on new furniture, but also because the challenge o creating something new from something old is always a fun and creative challenge. We have s few different style of dressers ( I know, so outdated) like the one pictured below. I would be curious to see if either my husband or myself could figure out something to make them a bit more updated and in tune with the style we now like.

As I mentioned we are also gutting an remodeling our bathroom, we are working with a narrow space, so I am always looking for ideas for smaller type of spaces. So far I have found a few like this one that I will try and draw inspiration from. For the decorating ,I love the look of two shower curtains which we also decided we would go with instead of glass doors, until my little ones are bigger. And then if we want to to switch it we will.

I will be updating the process every now and again. Now I need to let you all know  this is something so out of my comfort zone. Typically with all the choices available, I tend to get overwhelmed and I cop out and go with solid colors (black, beige, brown) and never experiment with designs,  patterns, or even color for that matter.

I have decided that for these upcoming changes I  will take on the challenge of stepping out of my boring old decorating routine and just have fun with it all!!

I’l post some before pictures soon!!! Trust when I tell you my bathroom right now is very old. We still have a seashell shaped sink.

Any one remember those!!!!

 

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