Monday, 17 May 2010

Wedding Favors for French Wedding in France …..

checked favor bags - sugar almonds
Aghhhhh, this weekend was a bit of a manic rush (BUT I still managed to fit some “crafty” shopping in!).
I thought I had plenty of time to do some wedding favors for a friend …. when really, she wanted to take them back to France this Wednesday! To be honest, other than set up the template and put the papers aside, I hadn’t given it much thought ……. DOH!
However, as I only had thirty  to make, it wasn’t too onerous a task. - I did the bulk of the fiddle farting while watching Britains Got Talent!
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The template was a download design from Quickutz  Silhouette (Bag_0145), it was a bit fiddly to put together, but I think that may be down to my resizing it rather than the design.
Ikea Flyn Lill - organza for favor boxes
I used this organza type fabric from IKEA to pad out the bottom of the box instead of using tissue paper to give them a classier feel.  I cut it into rough 6” x 6” squares and roughly arranged them in each box (details - Flyn Lill, about £2.99 – 60 x 300cm, IKEA).
Sugared Almond Poem - wedding favor
I printed a sheet of small cards, using this poem that I found on the net, explaining the significance of using five sugared almonds in a wedding favor.  I cut the sheet up and put a card in each box. The font used is Papyrus.
sugared almonds from france 5 sugared almonds
I  put five sugared almonds, bought specially from France, into a pretzel cello bag (2ins x 9ins from e-bay), cutting it down to size and tied with a narrow ribbon.
 Checked favor bag - suagered almonds
The checked paper came from Paperbox at  the NEC  Hobbycrafts last year, I looked for it this year but they didn’t have anymore, which was a great pity as it is brilliant for this sort of project.
Wedding Favor - sugared almonds
The large flower is made using Whale Of A Punch retro flower, the smaller one is by EK Success and the leaves are made using a Woodware punch.
Wedding Favors ready to go
Favors packaged and ready to go to France ……. Bon Voyage ..........
Only about twenty sugared almonds were eaten during this project, which is a miracle as I ADORE them.!


misteejay said...

Beautiful Helen, I'm sure they will be well received by the guests.

Toni :o)

carlytheprincess said...

They are very gorgeous and very french! What colour ink did you use (mushroom sort of colour), it looks beautiful against the card x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous - hope the bride likes them - I am sure she will. Have a nice evening x x x

Paula Gale said...

Wow - this brought back memories... I had sugared almonds at my wedding - and still have a box with the excess - I have been married 19 years next month!!! I don't think I'll be eating them though.

A great project - I have a silhouette and have that box which is great for putting little bits and bobs in. Thanks for sharing.

Paula x x x