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Posted by Zaida on January 16, 1999 at 23:39:35:
MATERIALS (for one favor)
Wooden spool, 2" tall.
Plastic-foam dowel, 1-1/2" diameter, 2" long.
Pink satin: 7/8" wide, 3 inches; 2" wide, 13 inches;
White lace: 2-3/4" wide, 6 inches.
White pregathered lace, 1/2" wide, 12 inches.
Assorted dried naturals and mini silk ivy and pink blossoms.
White plastic dove, 3/4" long.
Pink acrylic paint. Paintbrush.
Pink chenille stem, 11/2" long.
Paper: white, 1" square; red construction, 1-1/2" square.
White cardboard, 2"x3".
Red fine-line pen.
Thick craft glue.
For mailbox post, paint top, bottom, and sides of spool with pink; let dry. Wrap 7/8" wide ribbon around center of post; overlap and glue ribbon ends to post to secure.
Cut mailbox door and heart patterns from Pattern Section. Use patterns to cut materials as indicated. In addition, cut one 5/8 "x7/8" rectangle from white paper for envelope. Set red heart and envelope aside.
For mailbox door, bend door along dotted line on pattern. Apply glue to both sides of door. Wrap 2" wide ribbon lengthwise around door, pressing ribbon into glue. Trim excess ribbon. Set door aside.
For mailbox, use serrated knife to trim away one rounded side of foam-dowel. Glue door to flat bottom of mailbox with fold line even with bottom of box.
To cover the mailbox, glue 2" wide ribbon over back end of mailbox; trim excess ribbon. Glue 2" wide ribbon around sides of mailbox; glue ribbon ends to flat bottom of mailbox. Wrap white lace ribbon over pink ribbon, covering sides of mailbox; glue ribbon
Posted by Patsy on January 11, 1999 at 16:41:09:
Here's a cute favor for a wedding shower. I used white plastic spoons, placed three Hershey's kisses inside the bowl of the spoon, then cut a square of tulle (color choice of bride-to-be), pull up to neck of spoon, and tie off with 1/4 inch white satin ribbon. The poem attached reads:
We thank you for coming
With a spoonfull of kisses,
To bless our beginning
As Mr. and Mrs.!!!
Posted by Zaida on March 13, 1999 at 21:27:37:
Here is a table idea:
Netting (about 2 yards per circle).
Take a coat hanger wire and make a 8" circle out of it.
You are going to take the netting and cut strips about 2"x 3-1/2". The strips do not have to be perfect and they look fuller if you cut them out with pinking scissors.
Tie the strips onto the coat wire.
The ideas is to make this a fluffy and full as possible.
I used lilac, pink and white netting.
You can sit a candle holder in the middle or a bowl with a favor.
Posted by Chris on March 14, 1999 at 15:09:41:
We took soup cans (whatever - as long as all cans are the same size.) fill with water, and freeze.
Take frozen can and use a marker to design your can. I drew a heart with a decorative border at the top and the bottom. Take a nail and pierce the can - just do dots - random thoroughout the design. The water keeps the can firm so you can hammer the nail through without bending the can. Let Water melt and allow cans to dry.
Paint the cans. We trimmed the bottoms of the cans with lace. Put a small votive candle inside, then light. They make really nice centerpieces and look great with any theme. We made about 75 of them without hardly any cost. Then you can afford to put them everywhere.
Posted by Joan on March 14, 1999 at 16:11:35:
We had planned to make centerpieces out of a clay pot filled with baby trees. When the reception was over anyone who wanted could take a tree home to plant as thier favor. Leftovers were to be donated to the local parks department. It was a good plan but never happened- too many other things to worry about and we never got the trees. Instead the table centerpieces were a simple mirror circle with a taper candle and hurricane cover with some greenery and a few bits of flowers added around it. It was very pretty and was provided by the hotel that held the reception so it was one less thing for me to worry about!
One of the few crafty things I did do for the wedding was make a wishing well out of a paper mache house form, I put a top over the well part with a big slit in it for envelopes. It looked really cute on the gift table and provided a safe place for people to put cards so they wouldnt get lost or stolen and kept Dhs pockets from overflowing. I also bought a simple blank journal with a opretty cover and used that instead of a guest book, instead of 10,000 lines for names and addresses, people had a whole blank page to sign their names and add their well wishes. We made sure a few friends signed it forst so people knew they were free to write whatever they wanted, then we had a friends son go around to the tables to make sure everyone had a chance to sign it.
Posted by Prd2BMom on March 14, 1999 at 17:55:34:
A friend got married a few weeks ago and this was her favor...it was really nice.
She took some pens, ie bic or papermate, and attached a silk flower and leaves to the top with floral tape (taping all the way down the pen to the ballpoint). She tied a ribbon around the top with the wedding date and "Mr & Mrs...." on the ties. To make the ribbon herself, she bought iron-on transfers that can be printed on with her computer printer. She used a word processing program and printed up all of the labels and just ironed them onto the ribbon herself. They worked great and saved a lot of money.
Posted by Fantasia on March 18, 1999 at 19:39:21:
small paper mache hat boxes.......you pick the size.
cover them in white muslin and then glue fancy buttons around them.......stack them up like a wedding cake......larger to smaller....the guests can each take a "layer" home.
you can also paint the boxes instead of covering with fabric......or you could use other decorations.....(silk flowers.....beads.......etc)
Posted by Dana on March 21, 1999 at 16:05:00:
Take a trifle bowl or any footed bowl, fill it with water, stick a gold fish in the bowl along with a floating candle and a gardenia. The gardenia floats on the water and smells great too! We donated the fish to a local elementary school. Good Luck!
Posted by Zaida on March 26, 1999 at 08:58:45:
This is a sewing craft because you need to sew the satin fabric into tubes.
1.Fabric- 1 yard of satin 45" wide
2.Floral wire and tape
1.Cut the fabric into 45" x 3" strips. Sew with right sides together. Turn to right side out. Cut the long strip into 4" tubes.
2.Cut a peice of floral wire at 4" long.
3.Place the tube inside of the wire by about 1/2". Wrap the floral tape around the end of the fabric as you would silk flower arranging to attach the fabric to the wire. Wrap the floral tape to completely cover the wire.
4.Fill the 'rose' with 1/2 table spoon of rice. tuck the ends of the tube inside to close.
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Posted by arrowcaf on April 12, 1999 at 20:39:07:
On a table, place elegantly framed pictures of the bride and groom as babies, and then a recent photo. You can add more photos depending on space and circumstances. I have seen this used on the gift table and it was really nice.
Posted by Hana Adwan on April 13, 1999 at 10:00:33:
Saw a wedding once, in which the bridesmaids held brandy snifters that had a floral ring inside, as well as a glass container that held a votive candle. These were then placed on the tables at the reception...very pretty.
Posted by Tootsie on April 19, 1999 at 23:43:34:
I gave this idea to my sister-in-law. She is going to have a small vase on her table with four roses, a pink one, a yellow one, a red one and a white one. Next to the vase will be a pretty paper with the explanation of what they mean. Yellow stands for their friendship,pink stans for the fact they are still sweethearts, even after 30 years :-), red stands for their love for one another, white stands for the purity of their love in Christ, they are Christian.
Posted by Lisa on August 02, 1999 at 06:37:38:
I bought miniature hurricane lamps at a store called Craftmania for $1.67 each. I then bought 100 match boxes. I decorated the boxes with colored material I cut to fit the boxes with pinking shears. The material was scrap from a fabric shop in my colors for approx. $2. I then had our names and wedding date printed out on decorated paper to fit the box. It was inexpensive and fun to do. For centerpieces, I decorated ivy bowls (.42 each) and round mirrors ($2.97/each) with some inexpensive ribbon and purchased floating candles from online for .45 each. My fiance, bridesmaids and I have been having a blast making everything for the wedding.