Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Party Favors

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. 

So there you have it - little party favors that don't cost a lot but add a special touch.

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1 comment:

  1. That is so beautiful! Using shredded paper to create such pieces is simply awesome! But yeah, sometimes, it’s just a matter of having a wild and creative imagination.

    Ruby Badcoe


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