Gift Horse Party Favors

Gift Horse Party Favors

As a lifelong horse lover, my favorite thing to make is anything remotely related to horses. These painted cardboard and popsicle stick horses are a great way to gift wrap a small treat, like a handful of candies or any other tiny treasure.

Gift Horse Party Favors

They come together with a few craft supplies easily purchased at a craft store and one repurposed cardboard tube. Best of all, even after they’re unwrapped the horse can stick around!

Gift Horse Party Favors

Keep reading for the full instructions below!

what you need:

Gift Horse Party Favors

how-to:

Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 1
Cut four popsicle sticks to 3 1/4” length.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 2
Trace the horse template onto the balsa wood and cut it out.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 3
Glue the wooden pieces onto the cardboard tube.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 4
Paint the entire horse.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 5
While the paint is drying, fold a piece of tissue paper in half and cut into a 10 by 7” rectangle and a 10 by 2” strip.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 6
Fold the strip of tissue paper in half lengthwise and cut fringe.
Cut 3” long fringe in one end of the rectangle of tissue paper.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 7
Place a few pieces of candy in the rectangle of tissue paper and roll it up. Tie closed with a piece of twine.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 8
Glue the mane on to the neck of the horse.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Step 9
Place the wrapped present inside the horse and loop twine around the head for a halter, knotting the loose ends together.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Gift Horse Party Favors
Gift Horse Party Favors
Gift Horse Party Favors
Gift Horse Party Favors
These DIY favors are the perfect addition to any horse-themed birthday, or even Derby Day party – guests will love galloping them around and then enjoying the treats inside! Looking for more pony party inspiration? These prize ribbon cookie treats and mini pinatas make every party guest a winner! And don’t forget the cake: this Dala horse candy cake or this colorful carousel cake both fit the bill.
Gift Horse Party Favors
Gift Horse Party Favors
Happy crafting!

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