• 20 October 2010
If you enjoyed the Cherry Party I created for my daughter, you may be curious about the little invitations I created. First, you must know they were really easy to make! They took maybe 30 minutes from start to finish. Supplies required: size 3x3x2 kraft brown boxes (I purchased mine locally at Xpedx but you can find them online here), red/white bakers twine, red cardstock, lollipops*, and one sheet green card stock (I chose a shade to match the lollipop "stem").
Using a paper cutter, I was able to cut 3 large strips from one piece of card stock. I also used the paper cutter to score the edges for easy folding. To save time and to simplify the process, I pulled out my best black pen and tried to write the party info as pretty as I could :) If I'd tried to do the same thing on the computer, I know it would've both complicated and lengthened the process.
After the cutting, scoring and writing was complete, I adhered the accordian card to the bottom of the box with white adhesive squares. Then I tucked it all in and closed the lid. All that was left to do was wrap the box with twine, attach the lollipop and add the little leaves. To make the leaves I folded the piece of green paper and cut out leaves freehand on the fold. Then I wrapped the two-sided leaf around the lollipop, placing another adhesive square in between to secure.
* fyi: I am selling the last of my cherry lollipop supply from Europe in my Etsy shop today. Get 'em while they're hot! FREE shipping today, October 20--it will be refunded to your PayPal account after payment.
Update: thank you much! All of the cherry lollipops have been sold. I hope you enjoy them!
images by Stephanie Brubaker