Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Favors in a Flash

I am very excited to be a Grandma for the first time coming up in June!
Last Saturday I hosted a baby shower for my son Carlos and daughter-in-law Casey at our home. A good friend of theirs did the invitations and incorporated map paper into the design since they love to travel. I was short on time and long on good intentions when it came time for creating some party favors for our guests.

I am smitten with these unbleached wax bags from PCC (Puget Consumer Co-op).
This paper punch is one of my favorites. I used a few pages from an old atlas that is now an organ donor for craft projects. The packages of Jelly Belly candies came from Costco. A stapler made quick work of attaching the oval map pieces to the bags. 24 favors got made in about an hour. I had plenty of zip left for the important party stuff - enjoying our guests and ogling baby clothes! -- Beth


Deb said...

Wonderful, wonderful favors Beth! Yes, I can see you're going to be a grandma to watch!!! I better keep my ducks in a row or I'm going to lag behind in grandma creativity! I foresee upcoming SS classes on Charms for Grans, Nursery Themed Creations for Grandma's House, Kid-Friendly Backyard Creations...He he! And you know I'd be signing up in a flash!

junkrescuerbeth said...

Hi Deb,
This is high praise coming from such an experienced grandma. You'll always be a step ahead of me, since you can knit up a sweater in a heartbeat!

KarenK said...

Love the favors! I think Jelly Bellys are a great baby shower element-- don't they speak volumes? Also love the scallop punch. My circle one is my favorite.

The Chic Housewife said...

What a cute idea! I need one of those punches =)
The Chic Housewife