On behalf of the newly weds, thank you very much for the well wishes! The wedding took place in an old church and it was a day we all rejoiced and were glad.
As for the favours, I chose the “Love” pouch because I believe in its keepsake potential. (The charming carrier will hold a small gadget/cable/etc.) And the fact that it’s 100% organic cotton had an influence on my decision-making.
Besides the pouch, I also prepared hearts-adorned hand towels which were on sale in a department store, and wedding bell bubbles for the children.
I used a rare + old-fashioned egg basket to house the pouches. The chalkboard frame isn’t a real chalkboard because I didn’t (have to) use chalkboard paint. More on that in time to come.
For the pouch, I took the liberty to add a tinge of pink by painting a heart. This was done by lightly dabbing fabric paint with the help of a stencil made by simply using a heart paper punch on a piece of glossy magazine cutout. A sheet of paper was slipped inside the pouch to prevent bleeding. Later I ironed the print over a pressing cloth.
Each pouch was folded and tied up with ribbon. To spruce up the presentation, I incorporated an origami rose and 2 leaves. I folded some 160 bird base roses and twice that number of leaves to adorn every individual pouch. The tedious part in this entire folding process was curling the “rose petals”, which is most crucial to make them tender and cute. By the time I had finished curling the roses, my fingertips on both hands were too sore to continue the same workout on the leaves. I just trimmed away the spiky edges with scissors.
For the backing, I made mini-tags out of “eco Craft” recycled pulped (though any thick cardstock will do), punched a hole then white-glued the rose + leaves in place.
The square paper size for the rose was about 6.3cm, and 2.5cm for the leaf.
Soooo BEAUTIFUL, Clara! You did a wonderful job presenting everything… I’m sure brother & wife were very happy with it all. Glad it was a splendid occasion to remember! :O) Happy Day ((HUGS))
Such warm and lovely touches. Thanks for sharing.
Lots of work must have gone into this preparation. I like the heart towels and the love pouches! The roses and petals are so real…
Wow, you did such a beautiful work! The roses look fantastic.
Beautiful and impressive work!
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