Several readers have emailed me asking me what I used to make the party favors for my church's women's event.
Here is my work table ready to assemble the little pots. I like to set everything out and precut anything ahead of time so I can move quickly - assembly line like.
I bought peat pots at Big Lots - 10 pots for $1.00. I already had a roll of green paper raffia from another project. I think I bought it at Michaels.
I also picked up a bag of excelsior from Michaels with my 40% off coupon. For 80 party favors I used 1 1/2 bags.
So that I didn't have to use a lot of the excelsior, I recycled some of the shredding from my paper shredder in the bottom of the pots.
I tied a strip of the paper raffia around each pot and filled it half full of shredded paper.
I printed out little paper tags onto card stock. I just used the column setting in Word, getting 8 tags on each sheet of 8 1/2 x11. I stamped the little bird design with a rubber stamp I had. I cut down the tags and rounded the corners with a corner punch. I also collected little twigs from my backyard. I love that they have small acorns on them.
I topped the shredded paper with a small bit of the excelsior, stuck a tag and a twig in, and then added the speckled egg candy when setting the table. The tag can be used as a book mark and the peat pot can be used to start seeds in.