So when you read the title of this challenge did you think I was going Lizzie Borden today? Nope! I have been doing some holiday crafting in the studio and was struck by the variety of party favor hatchets I had collected!
I think most of these party favors were intended to celebrate President's day. When I was a kid we always made a big celebration of it with George Washington and Abe Lincoln. I think the hatchets are in reference to the famous "I can not tell a lie" cherry tree cutting story.
Those large hatchets in the first photo have a hollow handle and are candy containers. They have a great faux wood handle and are marked "Made in Japan" on the bottom. I found a stash of these at an estate sale. These are both smaller party favor style hatchets. The bottom one is almost a mini version of those in the previous photo. I like the silvery blades.
This hatchet is made of wood and painted.
This one is plastic. (The tiny cherries are from my crafting stash)
p.s. Remember patriotic holiday is marching towards Etsy tonight at 5:30 (pacific time)