Make Party Favors for a Bridal Showercomments (5) August 9th, 2013
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.
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:
- Small tin (flat surfaces are best, so look for a square tin instead of a cylindrical one, if possible)
- Hambly Rub-On
- 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.
With some sort of burnishing tool, press down and rub thoroughly over the image.
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).
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).
|Hambly has all sorts of rub-ons, including letters and decorative borders. Love.|
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