Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wedding Favors

My sister’s wedding is this Saturday, March 27 and hubby and I took the liberty to make the wedding favors. We had labels printed by SitckerDiva on Etsy with their name and wedding date on it. We originally were going to use Kraft pillow boxes, but when the labels arrived the Kraft boxes would not have done them any justice. So I spent the better part of the evening shopping for the perfect color pillow box. My intention was to go with white pillow boxes but the craft store only had black and after visiting several other stores, I was tired so black pillow boxes it was. I still had to do even more shopping for the perfect blue ribbon to tie into the label and the perfect color card stock to make round circles to affix the labels to. Now this wasn’t suppose to take much of my time but whew it took partially half of the rest of my evening. The black pillow boxes were slightly smaller than our Kraft boxes, therefore the soaps had to be cut down even more. Then I thought affixing the ribbon to the boxes would be a breeze but that took a deal of time because we had to use double side tape and had to be sure that where we placed the tape was the right place. We didn’t want to run the risk of having to peel the tape off and ruining the boxes. Then we had to cut the cardstock circles to affix the label to, this was easy since I brought one of those circle punch tools. Now the biggest challenge was affixing the circle cardstock to the box. The circle was partially on the box and we didn’t want to run the risk of it falling off. So hubby applied glue with a Q-tip to each one and held each for a few minutes so that the glue would hold. We both were glad when this job was over. The good thing is we had a lot of fun doing it and it was definitely for a worthy person, my baby sis. Here are pix of the favors, we still have to do the Lucky Bamboo favors, just waiting on one more thing to come in the mail for them, should be here today.

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