What does Spring mean to you? When I got the chance to participate in this PSA blog hop, I was excited and started to brainstorm a list of Spring-related words: rain, flowers, bunnies… Nothing got my project juices flowing. Then I stopped and really thought about what my FAVORITE part of the Spring season is, and it all became clear. Spring means baseball is back!
I am a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan (even in the late 80s and 90s when they weren’t any good), and I have been counting down the days until they are back on the diamond. Guess what? It’s only 2 more days!!! This year my family is going to have baseball on the brain even more than usual because my 5-year-old is starting his first year of tee ball. We’ve been shopping the past week to find a tiny little glove, a tiny little batting helmet, even tiny striped baseball socks. It’s the cutest thing ever and I love it.
So, while my Spring project might be a little different than the others, it really reflects what gets me excited about the season: baseball season!
To make Take Me Out to the Ballgame Take-out Treats, you will need:
For these treats, I stuck with an All-American red, white, and blue color palette, but you can switch up the colors so you can root, root, root for your home team. PSA Essentials makes a wide range of ink colors, so you are sure to find what you need.
The PSA Peanuts stamp packs are all SUPER cute, but I really love the Sports Stars pack. The pack contains 3 great Peanuts baseball illustrations: Charlie Brown whiffing the ball, Snoopy cracking a hit, and a frustrated Charlie voicing his despair. They are all crisp and clear and perfect for this project.
I love these take-out boxes from Dollar Tree. They come in a package of 3 boxes for $1, and they are a perfect size for party favors or treat boxes. I used the red ones to make favor boxes for my daughter’s Mickey Mouse birthday party.
For this project, I used white boxes and a red permanent marker to draw on some baseball lacing. Then I stacked 2”, 2 1/2”, and 3” construction paper circles held together with adhesive dots, which I also attached to the top of the take-out boxes.
The boxes could hold peanuts or Cracker Jack for a snack at the game, or you could fill them with party treats and use them as a World Series or baseball birthday party favor box!
I can’t tell you how much I love the stamp in the foreground. Can’t you just hear Charlie Brown crying “AAAUGH!” That’s how I felt pretty much the whole time I watched my Tigers play in the World Series last year. Good grief.
To make these cute baseball card favors, I wrapped each package in a short length of red, white, and blue ribbon which I secured with adhesive dots. I used the Peanuts stamps and cut them into 2” circles. I then cut red 2 1/4” construction paper circles and blue 2 1/2” circles, and I stacked them all up with more adhesive dots. Easy as apple pie.
You can knock these treat boxes out of the park in no time at all. Hand them out after a Little League game or use them to hold snacks while you sit in front of the TV watching an MLB home opener.
So, here’s to springing in to baseball season! I hope your favorite team has a fantastic year! Unless you’re a Yankees fan, then you’re on your own.
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