One Favor: Five Ways

Back inTexas after a three month long trip home to Alaska…getting back in the blogging groove. While I was there, I took a little stroll around the local Michael's bridal aisle. And I found this:

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It's a favor in a box (shaped soaps) and it was on clearance for .99. Granted, it's just as cheap and tacky as it look but hell! It's on sale! I just knew that I could do something with it. But what?

So the experiment began – one favor. five ways. in one week.

I'd start with a basic place setting:

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Linen fabric ($1.99 a yard at Hancock Fabrics), white plates from Ikea ($3.99 and $2.99 a piece), and some old silverware that I already had. Those elements + some bits and inexpensive bobs and I will show you 5 different ways to alter a little black and white box into a cool wedding ready favor.

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This is a fun table setting that centers around the colorful fabric in this yardage that I found on etsy. Just using pinking shears (if you are a non-sewer) or cut and hem the edges (if you are a sewer) to turn the yardage into individual cloth napkins. I used the original black ribbon from the favor box to create a simple "napkin ring" for the napkin.

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I also added a simple runner to the table. It is just one yard of fabric (Amy Butler – available on ebay or etsy) that I draped over the linen fabric.

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To alter the favor box, I simply selected some wide green satin ribbon and some narrow pink ribbon from the $1.00 ribbon bin at Michael's. I wrapped the green ribbon around the favor box and trimmed it about 1/2″ longer than I needed – I used that extra length to adhere the ribbon to the box with double-sided tape. I then repeated the process with the pink ribbon.

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I completed the table setting with this cute tag from everyjotandtittle. Just think, instead of one large table number…you could do a table number on everyone at the table's place setting! Very cute.

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