Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wedding Favors

Whew! I did some extra special PT (physical training) this morning, and now I'm really feeling it in my hip flexors. PT is a great way to firm your buns and feel geriatric for a day or so. It's just super! Okay, so I was strolling around Wally-World as I often do. I get lost in there sometimes. It's really just a ploy to waste time on occasion, but this time I ventured into the kitchen section and discovered these cute little jars next to the assortment of sugar, salt, pepper, and parmesan shakers. I'm a sucker for any cute container, so I grabbed five. It's easy enough to make your own bath salts at home, but I bought three jugs while I was there anyway. They were only a couple bucks each and had enough salts in each to fill two and half of the jars. I guess I'm too lazy when there's a good deal and less mess. I also picked up some beautiful organic soaps to match. I brought my goodies home and filled them with with the colorful bath salts, added a fun little tag, and voila! I now have the wedding party gifts for my sister's reception this weekend. It took less than ten minutes to finish all five. I'll be sure to pick up some more on my next visit. It's a great thing to have for a quick gift. Here's what I did: This one is EASY... All you'll need are two scallop punchies (Stampin' Up!), one 1-3/8" punchie (SU!), six inches of ribbon, a flower, and a brad. One end of the ribbon is sandwiched between the scallops and the other end was pulled through a double slit made on the rear scallop so the user can remove the tag without loosing the ribbon. I originally secured both ends of the ribbon between the scallops, but my test audience (aka the girls at work) didn't like that the tag wasn't removable for "keepsakes".

7 comments:

Estivalia said...

this is so cute! and reminds me of a couple of bottles I have myself... maybe it's time to "alter" them a little, thanks for the inspiration and good luck with PT! :)

Alexandra said...

Really really cute Laura - what a fabulous idea! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Flossie's Follies said...

these are adorable, what a wonderful favor.

Flossie's Follies said...

these are adorable, what a wonderful favor.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

I love how you added punches around the scallops!!!.....pack them well for your trip!!!...everyone is gonna LOVE them!!

jayne said...

Hey!!
How cute are those! Are those the colors in the wedding? Never thought to put bath salts in those bottles, just the same ol ie:oil Hope your pt goes good for ya nice to see ya back here!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say, what a very inspirational friend you've been even from afar.
Ultimately creative and talented, it's those like you that brighten this world. I really enjoy your art and cannot wait to hear you sing again.
kc