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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

Carefully, lift an edge of the clear plastic. Is the rub-on design sticking to your surface? If not, rub the beginning of the design, keeping the clear plastic layer over the rub-on (burnishing the image directly will tear or rip the image).

  Be careful when pulling off the clear plastic. If the rub-on isn't sticking completely to the surface, partially lay the plastic back down and keep burnishing as you gently pull away the plastic.

Carefully lift the clear plastic, continuing to burnish wherever the rub-on isn't quite sticking. Discard the clear layer when it's completely removed and the rub-on is in place.

Step 3: Fill your tin with tea and place at each table setting. If you like, you can put each guest's initial on a tin to reflect your seating chart. Now think about what else you can get to rubbing (just look for things that don't need to be washed often, as the rub-ons will rub off if you fiddle with them too much).

In the future, you can find me at my website or blogs, Things I Want to Punch in the Face and Prairie Tales. My new book, Backcountry Betty: Crafting with Style, is hitting the stores now.

  Hambly has all sorts of rub-ons, including letters and decorative borders. Love.
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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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