Monday, March 30, 2009

Retro Bridal Shower Favors : Flower pens and notepads

As I have been planning this bridal shower I have realized that I needed to incorporate flowers somewhere since all the colors are so bright and happy and it is the start of spring after all! I always want party favors to be practical so I thought some cute pens and notepads would be good. I got the silk flowers at the $1 store, pens and notepads at staples, and everything else for this project at Michaels craft store. The pens were very simple to make, I just cute the stems of the silk flowers about 1 inch short attached it to the top of the pen and secured it the rest of the way with green floral tape. I decorated the notepads with patterned paper made for scrapbooking ( I used several bright mis-matched patterns ) and felt ribbon. I cut the paper to fit across the top of the pads perfectly, attached with glue, and then attached the ribbon on top of the paper. The guests will get their first use of their favors during the bridal shower for a couple of the games! These were so fun to make and I hope that everyone likes them!