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Make Party Favors for a Bridal Shower

comments (5) August 9th, 2013     

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Jen_W Jennifer Worick, contributor
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Customize party favors for a bridal shower or bachelorette party with cool rub-on transfers.
Cut out your rub-on and find something to burnish your image onto a tin or flat surface.
Be careful when pulling off the clear plastic. If the rub-on isnt sticking completely to the surface, partially lay the plastic back down and keep burnishing as you gently pull away the plastic.
Customize party favors for a bridal shower or bachelorette party with cool rub-on transfers.

Customize party favors for a bridal shower or bachelorette party with cool rub-on transfers.

Photo: Jennifer Worick

I love hosting parties, and no matter what kind-shower, birthday, cocktail-I like to send guests home with a party favor. One of the sassiest customizing ideas I've seen in a long time comes from Hambly Studios. I'm obsessed with embellishing everything in my apartment with their hip, rub-on transfer images. From decorative borders to initials to adorable images of chandeliers, trees, and owls, Hambly Rub-Ons are easy to use and you can adorn all sorts of smooth surfaces. From coasters to votives to vases to even fabric pillows, give these guys a try.

  Customize party favors for a bridal shower or bachelorette party with cool rub-on transfers.

For a zippy bridal shower party favor, I dried some herbs to make a bridal blend tea (you could also visit a local tea shop for a romantic blend; I picked up a sexy rose tea from Fortnum & Mason when I was in London) and put them in little Teego tea bags. I popped 10 inside tins that I gave the Hambly treatment.

Here's how to embellish a tin or votive:

  Cut out your rub-on and find something to burnish your image onto a tin or flat surface.

You'll need:

  • Small tin (flat surfaces are best, so look for a square tin instead of a cylindrical one, if possible)
  • Hambly Rub-On
  • Scissors
  • Burnisher: bone folder, tongue depressor, or some sort of flat, blunt tool (I used the back of a spoon as a substitute)

Step 1: Clean and dry your surface. Cut out the rub-on from the sheet and determine where you want to place it.

Step 2: Peel the backing off of the rub-on and stick your rub-on on your surface.

  The clear plastic is sticky so you can place your image exactly where you want it before burnishing.

With some sort of burnishing tool, press down and rub thoroughly over the image.

  I didn't have a good burnisher, so I made do with the bottom of a soup spoon. Unlike me, remember to remove the price tag from your party favors!

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Comments (5)

squirrel_ee writes: Hambly Screen Prints has gone out-of-business since the original article was written. Too bad as I really liked their screened transparencies and paper.
So many other companies are making rub-ons that are good too.
Posted: 11:59 pm on August 10th
SimplyFunStuff writes: Love this tutorial and love Hambly Rub-ons!I featured this tutorial from your blog on my blog! Please stop by and take a look at Wednesday's post!

Thanks,
Sarah
simplyfunstuff.blogspot.com

Posted: 10:37 pm on July 15th
Jen_W writes: Turtlelove: Hambly can be found at http://www.hamblyscreenprints.com/. I adore their designs.

MegiFod: You could definitely try to put Mod Podge or a sealant over the transfers on most surfaces and I've seen fabric Mod Podge or a fabric sealant put over a transfer on fabric. Experiment with them. I sort of like the look of a transfer as it sort of wears off fabric. Def don't use them on something you need to wash a lot. Tins or vases or candle votive holders are great choices.
Posted: 3:28 pm on May 22nd
MegiFog writes: This is such an adorable idea but I'm concerned about making these only to have them rub off soon after they are taken home and put to use. How do you seal these to make them stay on, especially if they are to be used in the kitchen or bathroom (moisture). I went to the Hambly website and they had no information about how durable these are for various uses; you mentioned using them on pillows?? The only thing that looks as if it would last with use were the scrapbook pages.

Posted: 2:21 pm on May 19th
turtlelove writes: love this! where can you find Hambly??
Posted: 9:09 am on May 19th
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