Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Creatives tuesday: DIY wedding favor tips

Hi tuesdays lovelies! For today's Creatives inspirations we want to give you more on DIY favor packaging ideas. Especially when comes to malay wedding or asia wedding; where guests total attendance are norm 500-600 pax. So here are easy DIYs ideas  which you can instill them in your wedding without running further costs!

Dahlia Pouches
It may not be dahlia season just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't channel this flower's intense color and festive attitude here and now. For these eye-catching favor pouches, we used bright tissue paper to create a pattern that mimics that bold beauty, then tied on a tag bearing planting instructions, and verdant ribbon to pose as leaves. At home, guests will peel back the petals to reveal a dormant dahlia bulb brimming with potential and just waiting to take root.
  • You will need: Dahlia bulbs, Swan Island Dahlias
  • Tissue paper (we used colored tissue paper usually can get in stationary stores RM19.95 for 480 sheets) 
  • String or heavy thread
  • Ribbon
To wrap the bulb, stack two pieces of tissue paper and fold them in half side to side, then top to bottom.

Download the PDF of our dahlia template, and print onto standard printer paper. Cut out template; then lay on top of folded tissue paper, aligning straight edges of template with the two folded edges of the tissue paper. Trace lightly around the template, and then cut on the line to create a tissue-paper dahlia. Open tissue paper and rotate top sheet slightly so the petal tips are staggered.

bd0607_summer1.jpgWrap the bulb in another layer of tissue paper, and place it in the center of the tissue-paper dahlia. Wrap the tissue-paper dahlia around the bulb, drawing the sides up and to the center; secure with string (leave ends long for now).
To make the tags, download the PDFs of both the initials tag and the planting-instructions tag.
For the initials tag, type in your first initials and wedding date. Print onto 8 1/2-by-11-inch card stock.
For the planting-instructions tag, print onto card stock.

Using a 1 1/2-inch circle craft punch, punch out each tag. (Turn the craft punch upside down, so you can see the positioning of the design in the hole of the punch.)

Place an initials tag on top of an instructions tag, and use a small hole punch to make a hole through the top center of both tags.
Thread string through the holes and tie; trim ends.
Wrap a pretty ribbon around to cover up the string, and tie.
From Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2010

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Paper Dahlia How-To

 Lace Favor Art
Send guests on their merry way with these inspired goodbye gifts.

Favor Bags
Stuff cotton candy into white favor bags folded into a bold new shape and imprinted with an intricate lacy pattern.

Get the Favor Bag Clip Art

1.Print design on a white paper bag by running bag directly through printer, bottom first. We used a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" glassine-lined bag.
2.Fill bag with cotton candy or other treats.
3.Open bag and bring sides together so creases match. Fold top down twice, creasing firmly.
4.Using a 1/8" craft punch, punch a hole in the center of the bag directly below the fold.
5.Run 18" of ribbon (we used organdy ribbon) through hole, and tie bag shut.

We used:
-White 1/4-lb. "Gourmet" paper bag (#11-810-1), papermart.com.
-36mm crystal organdy ribbon (SIC136) in color 50, Shindo, 212-868-9311.

Round Gift Tags
Our hand-punched round gift tags give small favors an abstract touch.

Get the Gift Tag Clip Art
  1. Print design on cover-weight paper.
  2. Punch out circles using a 2.5" circle craft punch, positioning craft punch upside down so you can see the design through the hole as you punch; each tag should have some white space for writing.
  3. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using a 1/8" circle punch.
  4. Thread ribbon through hole and attach to favor box.
We used:
-Off-white 15mm silk double-faced satin ribbon (#02325), M&J Trimming [mjtrim.com].
-Clever Lever 2.5" mega circle punch (#83970676), from Create for Less [createforless.com].
-20" x 26" flat gold tissue paper, Jam Paper [jampaper.com].
-"Classic Crest" 130-lb. cover paper in natural white (P_L13102), paperpresentation.com.

Favor Crackers
For the cracker favors shown here, we filled a number of clear acetate tubes with assorted candy, wrapped them in gold tissue paper, and topped them off with our clip art.

Get the Favor Cracker Clip Art
  1. Fill a 4 1/2" x 1 5/8" clear-acetate tube with candies of your choosing.
  2. Trim a sheet of gold tissue paper to approximately 8" x 10". Wrap it around the plastic tube, and secure with tape. Twist the ends of the tissue paper tightly closed.
  3. Print lace clip-art design on 8 1/2" x 11" vellum. Cut at crop marks using a metal straight edge and craft knife (don't cut all the way to the paper's edge; this will leave the crop marks intact for each subsequent cut). Each sheet will yield two cracker wrappers.
  4. Wrap lace clip-art around tube and secure with double-sided tape.
Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Lace Favor Clip Art
Lace Clutch

We printed clip art onto heat-transfer paper and ironed the designs onto fabric for this sewing project.
Lace Clutch Clip Art
1. Print clutch design on iron-on heat-transfer paper.
2. Iron the design onto ivory cotton canvas, following the manufacturer's instructions. (Be sure to position the transfer so the long edge is parallel to the grain of the fabric.)
3. With scissors, cut out design, leaving a 1/4-inch border at left, right, and scalloped sides. At the bottom, leave a 1/2-inch border.
4. Cut left and right sides with scalloping shears, leaving 1/8 inch as border.
5. Flip canvas over and fold bottom up 3 1/2 inches. Top-stitch both sides closed.
7. Stitch a 20-inch length of ribbon to the center of the bottom portion of the clutch, 2 inches from the bottom.
bd0607_summer1.jpg6. With a screw punch, punch a hole at the top center, 1 1/2 inches down from the point of the center scallop. If you do not have a screw punch, make a 1/2-inch vertical slit with scissors.
7. Fold top half down 3 1/2 inches. Pull ribbon through hole or slit, and tie in a bow to close.

Iron-on fabric transfers (No. 8938), Avery; pale-gold, taupe, and silver 24-millimeter silk double-face satin ribbon (No. 02324), M&J Trimming; 14-ounce cotton canvas in linen, B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150; screw punch, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from Michaels.

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Lace Clutch Clip Art
Dragee Favors 

At traditional Greek weddings, dragees (or koufeta, as the Greeks call them) are handed out in odd-numbered amounts. The indivisibility of the numbers shows the newlyweds will be partners for life. For a chic sweet, fill 3 1/2-inch boxes with an odd number of different dragees.For the lining, photocopy the template (linked, below) at 250 percent, and cut a sheet of vellum to the same size. Lay the vellum over template, and crease at dotted lines with bone folder. Fold inward at a, b, d, e, g, and h, then outward at c and f. Insert vellum in box; add dragees. Fold flaps over top of candies, and close box. Tie with coordinating raffia ribbon. To finish, adorn the ribbon with a decorative clasp.
download: Dragee Box Template

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Dragee Favors: Pretty Packages 
Chocolate Sampler boxes
Candy Land

Given as a favor, chocolate is always a big hit, and letting your guests assemble their own boxes sweetens the deal. Create a buffet of offerings -- we used milk, white, and dark chocolates -- and label each with a printed tag. Small boxes, secured with elastic bands, are casually stacked alongside the treats.
Chocolate SamplerMaterials for Each FavorPaper for liner and sticker
3-inch oval craft punch
Sticker machine
3 1/2-inch-square box
15-inch-long elastic cord
What to DoFor sticker, cut paper with the craft punch; run through a sticker machine, and affix to lid. Cut paper to make one bottom liner and two dividers, as shown; cut notches in center of dividers so they interlock. (Or use our template.) Place dividers in box. Add lid, and tie on cord.

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Flaunt Your Favors

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