Looking for paper crafts to sell on Etsy? These DIY emoji party favors are easy, don’t take a lot of time to make, and would be a great addition to your Etsy shop. You can make emoji Hershey nugget wrappers to sell as a kit with the bags and ribbon (the customer provides the candy), or you can choose to sell the assembled favor bags including the candy.
Emojis are really popular right now and there are a lot of kids having emoji themed birthday parties. So it’s no surprise that emoji party supplies, including DIY kids party favors, are selling well right now on Etsy. If you are looking for paper crafts to sell on Etsy, these cute Emoji birthday party favors would be a great option!
Tools/ Supplies Needed for these DIY Emoji Party Favors
These are the supplies needed to make these DIY kids party favors that will be used up. Only consumable items should be considered when pricing your items, because any equipment can be used again and again for multiple projects.
HERSHEY’S Nuggets Chocolates Assortment, 52-OunceCardstock in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Real Red, and Tempting TurquoiseBirthday Memories Designer Series PaperCrushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron RibbonMini Glue DotsWilton Pretzel Rod Bags
These are the pieces of equipment needed to make the emoji favors. Any equipment you buy for making paper crafts to sell on Etsy should be considered an investment in your business. Since you can use these over and over again, the cost of paper crafting tools should not factor into the price of your item.
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Instructions to Make These Emoji Birthday Party Favors
To get started, you need to make Hershey Nugget wrappers for 6 pieces of candy. You will need 6 Hershey’s Nuggets for each emoji treat bag you will be putting together.
Start by cutting the paper. You will need
- a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 2-1/2″ x 6″ for the candy tray. This provides stability when you are putting the Hershey Nuggets into their bag.
- (6) – 1′” X 3-1/4″ strips of patterned paper. For the sample I made for this DIY emoji party favors post, I used 3 strips made from a striped pattern and 3 strips made from a polka dot pattern. This patterned paper is part of the Stampin Up Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper Pack.
Score the white rectangle at 1/2″ and 2″, with the short edge at the top of your scoring board. If you don’t have a score board, the Stampin Up Paper Trimmer has both a cutting and scoring blade. It is an economical choice when you are just starting to make paper crafts to sell on Etsy.
Use a bone folder to make a crisp fold on the score lines. This will form the tray for your Hershey Nuggets to make it easy to get in and out of the bags and provide support for the candies so they don’t bunch up.
Use a mini glue dot to stick the patterned paper strip to the Hershey Nugget candy. Don’t remove the original candy wrapping. Although you could also use a glue gun to adhere the wrappers to these emoji birthday party favors, I don’t recommend it.
The spot where the hot glue is will melt the chocolate slightly, leaving a blemish on the candy when it cools. It wouldn’t matter as much if you were making these for your own party, but if you are selling them, you don’t want any odd spots on the chocolate when people open them.
Add the wrapped chocolate nuggets to the tray. I alternated between the two patterns of paper for a prettier presentation.
Cut the emoji faces from yellow cardstock. I used Stampin Up’s cardstock in the color Daffodil Delight. I use Stampin Up cardstock because I have always been pleased with the quality, thickness, and available colors. It’s definitely important to use quality paper and cardstock for making craft items to sell.
You will need to cut two of the basic smiley faces and one of all the other styles of faces.
In addition to the faces, you will need to cut 6 of the black circles, a pair of black sunglasses, 3 red hearts, and 2 blue teardrops to embellish the emoji faces.
With this emoji die set, the cardstock tends to remain in the die after cutting. Stick a safety pin through the holes in the die to make quick work of removing the faces.
Apply adhesive to the faces and embellishments (sunglasses, hearts, and teardrops). If you have a Xyron Create a Sticker Machine, it makes quick work of applying the adhesive to the back of each piece.
Add a black circle to the back of each face. This will make the faces show up much better when you stick them to the candy.
Add embellishments (sunglasses, hearts, and tears) to the emoji die cuts, referring to the above picture for placement.
Run the finished emoji faces through the Xyron Create a Sticker Machine to quickly add adhesive to the back.
Stick the emoji faces to the top of the Hershey Nuggets. Add the candies to the tray you made earlier.
Insert the tray of candy into a pretzel rod bag. Cut a 12 inch piece of ribbon and tie in a bow at the top of the bag.
Make Hershey Nugget Wrappers in Other Themes
Once you know the basic dimensions of the patterned paper, you can easily make Hershey Nugget Wrappers for other holidays and occasions by switching up the wrapper paper and top decorations.
As a reminder, for each treat bag you need a 2-1/2″ x 6″ piece of white cardstock for the tray and six (6) strips of patterned paper that are 1″ x 3-1/4″ for the wrappers.
Why I prefer to sell these diy kids party favors as a kit without the candy
When I make Hershey Nugget wrappers to sell on Etsy, I typically sell them as a kit, unless I get a special order. Each kit includes enough pieces to decorate candy for a dozen treat bags.
So the customer would get 12 pretzel bags, 12 trays, 12 lengths of ribbon, and 72 decorated wrappers with adhesive tabs on the ends (use scrapbooking mounting squares for this). The customer provides their own candy.
Then when the customer receives the kit, all they need to do is put the wrappers on the candy, put them in the bag, and tie the ribbon.
The reason I don’t include any food with my party favors…
- the prevalence of allergies among children these days. Ingredients aren’t typically listed on the individual pieces of candy. I would prefer that the customer take the responsibility of checking with their party guests for allergies and choosing appropriate candy.
- risk of the chocolate melting during shipping. If you are selling year round, there is a risk of chocolate melting in the summer, resulting in unhappy customers. By having customers buy their own chocolate, there is no risk of that.
- piece of mind. Some people wouldn’t be comfortable buying candy that had been removed from its original packaging.
I have never had a lack of customers just offering them as a kit. However, if you think they would sell better with the candy included, try offering them with and without the candy to see how they do.
Pricing Your DIY Kids Party Favors
There are four things you need to consider when pricing anything you make to sell on Etsy – the time it takes you to make the finished product, cost of the materials, the hourly rate you want to make, and Etsy fees.
Be sure to keep track of the cost of all your supplies. I personally keep a spreadsheet on my computer with costs figured out. For example, I know that a single glue dot costs me 1.75 cents or a piece of Stampin Up cardstock costs me 30 cents. Break everything down by the piece. It will make things much easier on you when you need to figure up the cost of supplies.
I like to make at least $10 an hour from my crafts. So pay careful attention to how long you spend making a craft you are going to be selling. If it takes 15 minutes to make, then you want to add $2.50 (based on the $10/hour rate) to your price to compensate for your time.
Pin this idea for emoji paper crafts to sell on Etsy
When you have an Etsy shop selling paper crafts, you want to make sure to stay on top of the latest trends. Emojis are still popular among kids and teens, so these emoji birthday party favors should do well in your shop. So tell me… Do you already have an Etsy shop? What types of items do you sell?
If you have any questions or comments about this DIY emoji party favors tutorial, be sure to leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you!