Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bridal Shower Favors

Recently a friend of mine asked me to create some party favors for her bridal shower. It is going to be a small, intimate affair so being able to create a one of a kind, unique gift for each of the attendees will be a special treat for each of them. Having an open dialogue with her in terms of theme and colors was important in order to ensure she was happy with the end result.



After deciding on a color palette, it was important to both of us that the women would be able to use the favor again. We went around to various stores and after going to a flea market, we found a variety of these small mason jars that we just fell in love with.

She has bit of an old world, eclectic theme for her wedding so these fit perfectly.
Umbrellas are so fun and the perfect theme for a shower and I knew using my Fiskars tools that I would be able to create a festive altered jar for each of the ladies.



The sticks are bamboo skewers purchased at a local grocery store. Using candy as the jar filler enabled me to be support them so they would stand on their own. Not only is it functional it but it is delicious, too! Each skewer is cut at a different height, allowing you to be able to see each one the toppers at different angles. This is important since they will be sitting on the tables as the guests arrive. Then, I cut various styles with different Fiskars border punches, creating a layered trim border for the neck of the jar.






I couldn't forget about the top of the jar. Adding a scalloped accent along the edge with my Fiskars border punches and a complimentary butterfly ensures that this can be a gift party goers can use again once those candies are gone.




And don't forget about those scraps. Here is a detailed tutorial for you on how to create this raffia by running your scraps through your Fiskars Paper crimper.





The finishing touch is a card for the Bride-to-be. I couldn't resist adding this special card just for her to let her know how happy I was that she asked me to be a part of her special day. I hope you found some great ideas here that you can use on your projects, too.


23 comments:

Aubree said...

Ellen, these are gorgeous!!! I am sure thhe bride to be and her guests were thrilled with these!!

ashjoy said...

Love the vintage look of these, and springy as well. I'm sure she will love them! Great job!

Rebecca said...

They are both so pretty! I am sure she and her guests will be thrilled!

Lynn said...

how sweet and gorgeous are these. wow!!! they will be so thrilled.

Jocelyn said...

LOVE these Ellen...just beautiful!!!! The bride is going to be delighted!!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

You know I'm hosting a wedding shower soon, wanna make some favors for me too?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh wow wow wow! These are simply gorgeous! WOW! You are AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kim said...

Sigh how lucky is your friend these are just gorgeous...to die for in fact

curlyqmosaics said...

Gorgeous! I am sure she will love them as well as the guests!

Kristi Michelle said...

Beautiful work Ellen! She has got to be totally in love with what you've created!

Pam Wendt said...

Darling favors and beautiful card! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

Your friend is lucky to have you Ellen! These are just gorgeous! So fun to look at, and functional to. I love the colors and papers you used, and the old world feel. Absolutely stunning card, too. :)

Connie said...

evryone will love them~nice work

Margie H said...

Ellen, what a great ensemble you have here! WOW! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled! GREAT job!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh wow, these are amazing! They are sure to be a hit with the guests. :)

Christa said...

These are so beautiful!!

Andrea Amu said...

These are really pretty, girl!
Also love the vintage look of them!

Mara... said...

Seriously amazing! You did a great job with the favors, the guests are going to be blown away!!

LG said...

WOW! WOW! WO!

Cath said...

These are all just lovely, Ellen! What a treat! :)

Renee Lamb said...

ooh, I bet she was beyond THRILLED with this!! And I'm totally ganking it!! I am doing a BBQ this weekend for Easter and think this will be PERFECT for a centerpiece...thanks love for the inspo and idea!!! xoxoxoxo

Linda Beeson said...

This is wonderful! You included so many really neat ideas, I might need to lift some of them!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are fun, thanks to Cath for shouting out the link on Moxie Fab World.