This handmade teddy bear party invitation is perfect for your teddy bear picnic or teddy bear themed birthday party.

The twins are having a teddy bear picnic for their birthday party this year.  They also requested we have bees too.  I'm not quite sure where that request came from, but now they are having a bears and bees party … picnic style.

The invitations are going out this week.  They would have gone out last week, but my initial idea of handmade jigsaw puzzles were … let's just say … thwarted by a pair of 3 year olds wielding paint brushes and a bowl of water.

Teddy Bear Picnic invitation

Teddy Bear Picnic Invitation

I think these turned out much cuter than the handmade jigsaw puzzles anyway.

I had been carrying around these canvas book covers for years.  When I say years, I mean we've moved house 3 times.  I had initially purchased them to use as class gifts when Jay was in elementary school.

To use them as the cover for the invitations I hand drew and painted a bumble bee to match the one I did on the photo board and printed it on transfer paper to iron onto the front of the book cover.  Then using a fabric paint pen added the smaller details.  Inside I put a little felt bear peeking out of one side and the invitation with a map of the party location on the other side.


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malia August 30, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Hi, These are so darling! Original and fun… Malia

Grace {formerly gracie} August 30, 2010 - 7:07 pm

I wish you’d start a party planning biz specifically so I can hire you to make my kids’ party’s half this adorable!!! Great job, T. I hope the twins have a fabulous birthday party!

Katie September 10, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Haven’t had a chance to comment on all the teddy bear posts but wanted to say all your things are adorable…but I wouldn’t expect anything less! I love the photo board you created and these are just darling. The bigger felt activity you made is also very sweet.

Sophie January 30, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Where did you get the canvas covers from? I like the idea of making a fuzzy felt thing and using the cover to keep it all together x

Tonya Staab February 4, 2013 - 9:13 am

I have been trying desperately to remember where I purchased them, but it was so many years ago now that I just can't.  I daresay I would have ordered them on-line though to get a packet with a large quantity.  I know back then I ordered a lot of bulk items through Oriental Trading, but I've looked and don't see these on there.  I'm sorry, I wish I could help more.  They would be fairly quick to sew up though.


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