Cracker Jack Birthday Party Favors


Last night I decided to jazz up some Cracker Jack boxes I purchased at Costco as favors for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party.

I’m so happy with how they came out! What an easy and gratifying project! (Especially when done late night with a glass of wine and a good friend when all kiddies are in bed).


Cracker Jack boxes (I found them in quantities of 24 at Costco)
Red ribbon
Scraps of red fabric
Cut rectangles of brown packing paper
Silhouette stamp for boy or girl
Letter stamps (I often see these in the dollar bins at Michaels or AC Moore)
Blue stamp pad
Hot glue gun


1. Cut your supplies first. That way you can just assemble them factory style later. Cut out enough rectangles, make sure they will fit your stamps. Cut and make enough ribbons. Cut strips of scrap fabric.

2. Stamp each paper with your silhouette stamp and name. I found I liked an imperfectly inked stamp because it looks more vintage. Plus, I could allow the perfectionist in me to take a back seat🙂

3. Hot glue the paper onto each box at a slight angle, then hot glue the scrap fabric, followed finally by the little red bow glued on top.


Change it up as you like. I think designing the prototype was the funnest part. Or maybe it was seeing the little boxes lined up and ready for the party!


Barbie house kitchen accessories


Turns out I found 2 Barbie houses this weekend at garage sales! This one happens to be the Hannah Montana house. Doesn’t matter, I’m gutting it. Mid-renovation, I had to start playing in the kitchen. Some of the appliances are cut from magazines and will be Mod-Podged to the walls. I like the depth of that, a cluttered counter is more true to life😉 Cheers to no more hot pink!