Friday, July 27, 2012

wedding: can you do me a favor?

I love simple projects that only take a few steps and have big impacts. When I pinned this project, I didn't check the source (I mean, who really does initially) and couldn't find the instructions when I visited the site later. That's perfectly ok with me since I truly enjoy the challenge of figuring something like this out. The result was a cute Sunday brunch party favor.


First, I cut adorable pieces of paper into 7.25" x 5.5" and then scored at the following measurements
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Next, I folded the narrow flap and glued to the opposite flap, making a flat cylinder (well, you know what I mean).


With the sewing machine, sew one end of the paper - I chose the zig zag stitch but you can choose something more creative. After stuffing each of the pockets with some candy, sew the other end but in the opposite layout. 


There are some additional ways to personalize these little darlings, like adding monograms or a picture. I also think that using maps for a going away party is a great idea.


Since we were celebrating a soon-to-be-Mrs., I used my Cricut machine and the "Tie the Knot" cartridge to cut lips, which I then glued to each favor.



Did you know that the original party favors were called bonbonnieres, small trinket boxes made of crystalporcelain, and/or precious stones, and contained sweets to symbolize wealth and royalty?
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5 comments:

  1. Well that's just adorable! I don't have any showers that I'm throwing in the near future, but fingers crossed some of my friends start having babies soon!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  2. These are so cute! What a great idea

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  3. Ha ha these are super cute - I'm always sharing clever party idea tutorials with my followers on my facebook page and I'd love to share this one if that's ok - let me know via my blog:
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Love this treat box. Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

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  5. Love these little sour cream packet favor containers - so very sweet! Your notebook is adorable too!

    Thanks so very much for linking up to Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

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