Thursday, June 26, 2008

DIY: Wildflower Shower Favor

Sarah's green baby shower is coming up and I've been busy making these favors. You can buy ready made favors but those total up at almost $8 a piece, slightly ridiculously, if you ask yours truly. So here's a simple DIY version complete with sources.

You'll need:

Small cylinder containers with a lid, (though you could probably figure out something with paper towel tubes if you were feeling extra crafty).

Wildflower seeds

Printer and paper

Scissors

Tissue Paper in assorted colors

Tape



First, I copied the instructions from the seed packages and trimmed them to fit the two inch tall containers. The paper cutter made short work of this step.



Each container gets instructions first.





Then come the seeds. (I ordered two 1/4 pound boxes to make 25 generously filled favors.)



Now the fun begins! Trim the edges to make a pattern of petals.



Roll up and secure with tape.



Martha says to use a ribbon to tie it shut, but I found a good pinch and floof was sufficient to keep its shape.



Voila! These will serve double duty as favors and party decorations...now we just need to decide what to serve for lunch!

3 comments:

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

What a wonderful idea! I will share this idea with my girlfriends when they come over for a pool party in August.

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ShellyRaeWood said...

Thanks so much....it was the perfect solution to an inchie cube wrapping dilema!! :::Smiles::: Shelly

http://shellyraewood.blogspot.com/2008/09/inchie-cubes-all-wrapped-up.html

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you for sharing such a clever and colorful idea. I found you from ShelleyRae's Inchie post :)

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