Wednesday, June 9, 2010

shower favors : flowers & teacups.

the favors i made for danelle's bridal shower were fab {if i do say so myself}. in fact, i think this was my favorite part of the planning process.

they were all wrapped up and looked like this at the tea:


i wanted to stick with our tea party/alice in wonderland feel and not break the bank on these. i bought a whole bunch of darling vintage tea cups by calling ahead to several thrift/vintage stores in the mission...luckily found one who had just taken in estate sale leftovers.


i mixed/matched the styles and patterns for a shabby chic style. aren't they cute?


then i used a bunch of random lightweight/sheer fabric i had left from other projects to make flower hair clips, with different vintage buttons in the center.


these are simple to make {put on a good movie/glee ep and go to town!}: just cut out rough petal shapes, lightly singe the edges with a candle {uhh don't pay attention to the movie in this part...focus on the open flame!} which will help them curl up a little, stack the petals, and gather in the center.

i sewed a generic hair clip to a small swatch of stiff fabric, then attached to the back.

when my flowers were done, i put a handful of kisses in each tea cup...


then covered with the sweet little hair ornament!


pretty cute, huh?

3 comments:

Nandini said...

where do you come up with this stuff?! Amazing!

Danelle said...

TOTALLY adorable and perfect!! i love these so much and will forever treasure my sweet little teacup and clip...yes, you are amazing. :)

the mvp said...

seriously, who are you? how do you have the time for this?