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Last but not least, add a label with guest's name.
These adorable escort cards are also stunning favors.
If DIY isn't your thing, we have these sweet topiary favors right in our shop at www.projectweddingfavors.com! Photos By: Olivia Kanaley
Project By: Erica OBrien Photos By: Val McCormick Necco wafers are given a glamorous makeover in this easy DIY. Ingredients light corn syrup, Necco wafers (quantity will depend on size of cake), paint brush, edible gold glitter Step One Carefully unwrap package and select the colors that you'd like to use. For this project, we selected pastel pink and mint green. Use all the colors or select only some. (Bear in mind that you will most likely need to purchase multiple packages.) Step Two Dip paint brush in corn syrup and brush over half of smooth side of a wafer (the side that does not say Necco) Step Three Dip into glitter. Allow to dry. Step Four Determine the design you'll create with the wafers. We positioned four rows of wafers, stacked in vertical columns, with the glitter-dipped wafer positioned in the third row from the bottom. Step Five To apply wafers to the cake, brush the corn syrup on entire Necco side of wafer. Step Six Gently attach to cake, holding in place for a few seconds. Step Seven Position your wafers in precise rows and columns to achieve a clean, professionally designed appearance. Step Eight Apply glitter-dipped wafers in the same way. Continue attaching wafers to cake until desired pattern is achieved Ta-da! Making your own ultra-modern, glitter-infused cake is as easy as that.
By Mary SwensonWarm-weather weddings, whether they're indoor or outside, call for plenty of liquids for your guests. These subtly-flavored waters are easy to make, are a creative way to hydrate your guests, and can do double-duty as table numbers! Purchase glass bottles with airtight stoppers (like these) for your water; they look great, and the stoppers will keep your water as fresh as possible. We used a simple number stencil and multi-surface acrylic paint to put the table number on each bottle. No stencils? Painting the number by hand can be just as charming. Once the numbers are fully dry, you are ready to start flavoring the water. Start by adding the flavorings of your choice to each bottle, fill them to the top with water, and secure the stoppers. Done! We combined cucumber and mint in our bottle, but the flavor possibilities are endless. Try raspberry and lime; sliced lemon, peaches, watermelon, or strawberries; vanilla beans...whatever you like! Make sure any fruit you use is washed thoroughly before using, and use spring or filtered water for the best taste. Chill your water before placing them on each table. As guests arrive to their tables, they can help themselves to sips of the refreshing brew. Ahhh! By Mary Swenson
Photos By: Danyelle Mathews
These darling pins make for a clever seating card, and double as a simple favor.
Photos By: Chelsea Fuss
We love this refreshing take on the potted plant! Take a 4” blooming plant and wrap it in newspaper and twine for an earthy but unique wedding favor or centerpiece. Here’s the how-to!
You'll need:4” seasonal blooming plants. 1/4 of a page of newspaper for each plant. We used the French newspaper, Le Monde Diplomatique for it’s heavy, shiny quality (and the romantic wording!) but you could use any newspaper that has significance (in date or language) to you as a couple. Scissors. Waxed twine. Directions: Cut a 1/4 of newspaper page for each plant. Take the center ends and turn them up towards the plant and flat against the pot. Wrap the sides over and fold. Tie with waxed twine. The pots can be set out as favors or they can double as centerpieces by being displayed down the center of a family style table. How sweet is this place card? Use the blooms as a guide for your color scheme by displaying them on pretty matching fabric or with coordinating napkins. We used violas, but other options include daffodils or hyacinth for spring, miniature marigold or daisies for summer, chrysanthemums or pansies for fall, tulip or paperwhites for winter. Tip: Make sure the bottoms of the plants are dry or the newspaper will get wet. You can also include a small piece of cellophane under the pot or line the newspaper so that you can water the plants. Your guests will love this bright, seasonal decoration and they’ll be happy to take them off your hands at the end of the evening.
Project and Photos By: Danyelle Mathews Wanting to add a pop of color to your escort cards without breaking the bank on more fresh flowers? These easy-to-make crepe paper flowers will give you the look you're craving and save you some cash. Materials crepe paper streamers floral tape scissors Step One Begin by cutting a length of crepe paper to 36". Step Two Fold one end in about 1/2" and pinch at base. Step Three Wrap 1" of the streamer around the center and pinch at base. Repeat this step, working around the flower until you're left with a 3" long tail. Step Four Fold the 3" long tail in half lengthwise. Step Five Wrap the folded tail tightly around base and pinch. Step Six Wrap floral tape around the base of the flower on down creating a short stem. Trim floral tape with scissors. Step Seven Add paper tags to the flowers with guests names and seating instructions using twine. Pin the flowers to a linen covered bulletin board for a simple, colorful display.
Photos By: Mary Swenson Cookies are a crowd-pleasing, can't-go-wrong favor, and they're easy to personalize! To make these lemon-flavored sugar cookies, you'll need the following: 2 sticks room-temperature butter, 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 large egg yolks, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, and powdered sugar for sprinkling. You'll also need a stencil to use to put the initial on the cookie. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, lemon zest, and salt in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the yolks and beat until blended. Add the flour in 2 additions, beating just until blended after each addition. Gather the dough together in a ball and place it on a sheet of waxed or parchment paper and cover with another piece of the paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it's about 1/4 inch wide. Chill the dough until firm, at least 4 hours or up to one day. Once the dough has chilled, use a cookie cutter to cut out as many cookies as you need from the dough. Make sure the size of the cookie is large enough to accommodate the initial. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the dough cutouts on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes, until the cookies start to turn golden brown. When the cookies are done, move them to a cooling rack to cool. As they're cooling, place the stencil on top to start monogramming. Sift powdered sugar over the top of the stencil and gently remove. If there is excess sugar on the cookie, simply blow it off using a straw. Stencil the remaining cookies. Once the cookies have cooled completely, package them in glassine bags. A strategically placed label not only seals the bag, but also can be used to write the guests' names. A cute, tasty favor personalized with your new initial!
Photos By: Jordan FerneyMaterials: Vellum paper, 56 sheets of paper, a sewing machine, fishing weights (not pictured), an exacto knife and straight edge (or a stack cutter,) artist tape (for hanging)
Cut the sheets of vellum into one inch strips. You can do this with an exacto knife or have it cut all at one time with a stack cutter. (If you decide to go the stack color route organizing the paper in the order you want it to hang in will save you some time.)Measure the height of the space where the mobiles will hang to figure out how long you want them. Keep in mind you'll want to keep the eyesight of the guests clear of any obstruction. Once you know the length of the mobiles, layout the different colors in the order you want. Repeat until it is close to the length of mobile you want. Then put it into a stack and it is ready to sew.
Leave a 12" tail of thread at the beginning and start to sew down the middle of the first strip. (I found it is easiest to put a piece of tape on the sewing machine at the end of the strip as a guide to mark where the vellum should be sewn.) Continue feeding each addition strip into the sewing machine.
Photos By: Carly Taylor
These hot cocoa ornaments are splendid laid out in rows and will be a lovely way to offer a unique treat on your special day.
Photos By: Mary Swenson
Wrist corsages are a pretty and very budget-friendly alternative to bouquets for your bridal party, and are easy to make yourself in just a few steps!
Stick your flowers through the hole in your ribbon.