Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spongebob Invitation

My oldest, a year ago, declared that his 6th birthday was going to be a Spongebob Birthday.  Your average kid would change their mind after so much time has passed but my boy like his mom is a planner.  He hasn't waivered in his decision for his party or where he wants to have it (local putt putt).  So I, being the planner that I am, decided to get ideas together asap and looking around I found lots of inspiration for DIY projects for his upcoming birthday.

So if you have a Spongebob party coming up, there are lots of projects coming up leading up to my boy's party.

So I saw some cute invitation ideas online about using a yellow sponge to make a spongebob invitation.  So using these ideas as inspiration.  I went in search of yellow sponges-this sounds like a simple task but no bueno.  So I went online determined to order some yellow sponges.  I looked at the sizes and ordered them and received 100 sponges the size of 3 inches tall!!!  Who uses 3 inch tall sponges???  Doll people???  Epic ebay ordering fail.  Unfortunately, this isn't my first ebay fail and it won't be my last.  So on to what I wound up doing for a spongebob invite.  Using my ordering fail.

SpongeBob Invitation

Items needed
Yellow Sponges
  • Item Size: Approx. 5 x 3.5 x 0.15cm (L*W*H)
Blue (water colored) Card stock
Yellow Card stock 
Green Card stock
Brown Card stock
Black Card stock
Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun

I drew a pineapple with pencil and cut it out this is going to be your template.

Then I cut apart the leaves from the pineapple bottom

Using the leaves template I traced them onto a green sheet of card stock and cut them out.

Using the bottom part of the pineapple template I traced these on yellow card stock and cut them out.

This is the leaves and the bottom of the pineapple
Then I cut out a piece of blue card stock roughly 5x9.  Depending on the size of your pineapple you will need to adjust the size of your blue card stock
Using a glue stick I attached my bottom half of my pineapple on the blue card stock
Then with glue stick I attached the leaves onto the top of the pineapple and blue card stock
Then I took the sponge (remember those impossibly small yellow sponges) and using an image from online at  I cut out the faces for my sponges. They were all different and made each invitation unique.  Using my hot glue glue I glued the face onto the sponge
Then I attached with the glue gun spongebob next to his pineapple under the sea
I then used my computer to put in the party details and attached it onto the pineapple with a glue stick Then I added a brown door with a handle I made from my hole puncher and black card stock

Here is a sample of the party invite text I used:
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Who is ready to party with me?
A party with golfing will be lots of fun
You are invited we hope you can come
(Child's Name) is turning (age)
A golfing party is his wish 

Of course we are having a putt putt party so replace golfing.  Hope you enjoy making these.  My idea evolved into something simple but my boy loved his invitation and was very excited.  


  1. That's a fun and easy design! I love it!

  2. @Helga Thanks I love making things for my kids' parties.