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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wrapping Party Favors from Martha Stewart
Extend your palette with pretty favors in green and brown that are a delight to behold. Familiar materials -- paper bags, cardboard boxes, crepe paper, twine -- are easily made into sophisticated packaging with ribbon or decorative paper. Fill with soaps, candy, or any other little treat, and place on each plate, or group together on a favor table.
1. Sheets of origami paper by Aitoh Co. are the right size to wrap the lid of this oatmeal-color box by U.S. Box (How-To, below).
2. Two paper sacks, layered and tied with two-tone ribbon from M & J Trimming (How-To, below), could hold odd-shaped items.
3. Soaps nestle in a mini cardboard loaf pan by Novacart U.S.A. tied with twine. Print a tag, and tape to front.
4. Roll a candle in two pieces of crepe paper from Plum Party, and cinch ends with twine; a scallop-edged ribbon from M & J Trimming wraps the middle.
5. A box covered in wood-grain paper from New York Central Art Supply and satin ribbon from M & J Trimming is topped with hemlock cones, from Farm and Field, attached with adhesive dots.
6. Lenderink's veneer box is draped with a circle of cotton from B and J Fabrics cut 2 inches larger than the lid and held on with ribbon from the Store Across the Street.
Paper Sack Favor How-To
We started with two 6-by-3-inch paper bags in brown and white.
1. Using decorative craft scissors, trim 1/2 inch off the top of the white bag and 1 1/2 inches off the brown bag.
2. Slip the white bag inside the brown one. Insert wedding favor.
3. Close the tops of the bags together, and fold down 2 inches. With a mini hole punch, make 2 closely spaced perforations at the center, about 1/2 inch from the fold.
4. Starting at the back of the bag, thread the ends of a 20-inch-long double-face satin ribbon through the holes. Tie a bow at the front of the bag.
Easy Origami Wrap How-To
With a 6-inch-square piece of origami paper and a 4-inch-square box, no cutting is needed -- perfect when wrapping lots of wedding favors.
1. Place the lid, top down, on a sheet of overturned origami paper. Put an adhesive dot at the midpoint along each side of the paper.
2. Make sure the lid is centered, and carefully hold it in place with your hand as you work.
3. Fold 2 opposite sides of the paper inward over the rim of the lid -- make sure they're flat against the sides -- and press the adhesive dots to the inside walls of the lid.
4. On each of the remaining sides, fold corners in.
5. Fold remaining tabs over edges of lid; press adhesive dots to inside.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.