Are you looking for an easy to make favor perfect for an upcoming Spring Wedding, Bridal Shower, Baby shower or bridal luncheon? if you can stamp, you can create these adorable bird themed favors. The birds are simply stamped on top of the glassine bag, and the bag is filled with shredded kraft paper and candy coated eggs to resemble a bird sitting on a nest of eggs. The beauty of creating these is that candy coated or "jordan almonds" comes in a wide variety of colors so you can customize them to match your chosen colors. The materials are simple but if you would like to take the EASY ROUTE and order them from my etsy shop, they are available in multiples of 25 or 50. I also accept custom quantities so you can convo me with questions.
I did these particular favors for a baby shower for an etsy customer in Canada. She instructed me in the text she wanted to use including type font. She wanted a vintage feel so I used Baskerville Old Face.
I used a scalloped edged circle punch to punch each label out. I like this one from Marvy Uchida because it allows you to see where you are punching on the paper simply by turning the punch over.
The first step in assembling these labels is to cut out some corrugated cardboard circles. Corrugated cardboard is most likely sitting in or around your trash or recycling bin right now. I used the top part of a Pizza box.
To embellish the labels, I die cut some flowers from black wool felt. You will also need some ribbon or dyed fabric strips, seam binding, etc to decorate the top part of the label. I find that it is easiest to hand dyed torn strips of muslin with Rit Dye so that I can get the exact shade to match the candy color being used.
This hemp from Hemptique adds the final rustic touch to the labels.
Assembling the labels is by far the most time consuming effort of this project since you are most likely working in multiples of 25, 50, 100, etc. I even completed a 400 piece order for a wedding last Spring!
The final step is filling the bags with the shredded paper and candy and attaching the label. Fill the bag with five almonds and shredded paper. Fold over the bag and punch a hole for the label. Use the jeweled brad to attach the label and hold the bag closed.
I like to send the favors along to my customers in special packaging. I imagine that the recipient might save the box and use it hold special momentos of the special event, in this case a baby shower.
To coordinate with the theme of these favors, I stamped the bird on hand dyed ribbon.
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