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DIY Painted Wooden Spoons

A cute and simple craft idea for bridal shower favors!

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I found this cute idea from The Gilded Hare, and I’ve been dying to try it for a special occasion. My friends Ana and Theo are getting married in spring, and I’m providing the bridal shower favors to thank everyone for celebrating the bride! What You Need: Assorted Wooden Spoons Painters Tape Spray Paint Food-Safe Clear Sealant (I used Bull's Eye Shellac) Method: Decide on your design. For Ana’s bridal shower, I wanted to use something that fit well with their … [Read more...]

Photo Dots

A fun way to decorate your drink glasses!

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(Used in this project: Small Circle Vinyl Labels in Custom and Vida styles.) Celebrate simply and with a lot of class, using little dot labels with a photo of the person-(or people)-of-the-hour. Put a photo of the special people on a small circle label, and use it to decorate champagne glasses or any number of other surfaces. Be sure to select vinyl labels, because they are easily removed from glass and metal, and can be used again. Choose a high-resolution, high quality photo of the … [Read more...]

Bulb Favors

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(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Diamond Tags in Summer Garden style.) Did you know that just about any bulb will grow in rocks? Neither did I until I came across an article about paper white bulbs. The article explained that as long as the bulb was always touching water and the container was heavy enough to take the weight of the plant, it would grow. I wanted to try it myself just to see, but paper whites were no where to be found since they are a winter flower. So I picked up a bag … [Read more...]

Lingerie Cookies

For the Blushing Bride

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(Used in this project: Heart-Shaped Labels in Soft Hearts style, Large Labels in Lace style, and Large Square Glassine Envelopes.) I first saw this idea on Pinterest, and from numerous sites— however, since my bout with Royal Icing for the Apple Cookies, I knew I had the foundation for creating these cookies without much instruction. All I needed was a heart-shaped cookie cutter and a lot of practice. These cookies are so pretty for my friend Melody’s bachelorette party! At first, I … [Read more...]

Herbal Foot Soak

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(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Scallop Tags in Kashmir style.) Whether your feet contend with high heels, hard floors, and long days or get a workout in runners and gardening clogs, they deserve a little pampering, right? When I come in from the garden in my very favorite gardening flip flops I'm sure to leave a dirt trail behind me. But even after a hot shower and a quick sweep, my feet still ache from the pounding they just took. I made up a herbal foot soak just to pamper my … [Read more...]

Seed Packet Favors

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What better way to brighten up a shower than flowers...and seeds!? Beautiful flower centerpieces planted with a mix of butterfly blend seeds makes for a fun way to display favors. To Make the Seed Packets First, buy a butterfly or bee blend of seeds from your local nursery. They usually contain a mix of perennials and annuals that will grow best in your climate. You can also make your own mix by purchasing seeds for flowers that you or the guests-of-honor love and mixing them yourself. … [Read more...]

Homemade Bath Fizzies

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These fizzy tub treats make fabulous gifts and they are great fun to make. There are only a few ingredients necessary and once you have those, you will be well on your way to soothing baths for you, your family, your friends, house guests, teachers, the mailman….you get the idea! What I like most about making bath fizzies is saving all that money. The same type of bath bomb in shops can cost around $5-$6 each. Why not make your own? You will never have another flat bath … [Read more...]

Simple Gifts: Tea Favors

Homemade gift ideas in 30 minutes or less.

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The secret is in the tea. Shh, don’t tell! You purchase your favorite tea bags, and replace the commercial tag with your customized favor tag. Choose a tag style with personalized text, or, to ultra-personalize it, choose a photo style. You will need: • Tea bags (choose your favorite) • Tissue paper • Ribbon (optional) • Favor boxes • Small diamond tags • Square labels To assemble tea bags: Remove the string, tag and staple from the tea bags. Decide how long you … [Read more...]

Key Lime Mounds

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In order to celebrate our ladies-only weekend trip to the gulf, I wanted to make a beachy sweet treat- Key Lime Mounds covered in Coconut. I found instructions for a cute flip-flop box to dress them up in -oh so perfect for the occasion- and set them out adorned in Coco Palms labels before we departed! This recipe contains two preparation recipes, combining them, and then a presentation finishing recipe. I invite you to alter each to your liking as you go. The strongest flavors in the Key … [Read more...]

Homemade Tea Favors

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Homemade tea blends are easy to make and package perfectly as favors for wedding or shower guests. The hardest part is deciding what kind of tea you want to make. Once it is all made up, you will find you have lots and lots of it, because a little bit of dried leaves go a long, long way. Make loose-leaf tea by picking your own homegrown leaves or buying tea in bulk, and blend the leaves as you like, adding herbs and spices. My first tea was mint tea, because I love it and because I have a … [Read more...]