The first one begins with this little guy...you probably recognize him. He's the one that always seems to stare you in the face when you have guests over & can't march your naked behind across the hall to get more tp. OR when you stop on that 10 hour road trip & have held it in for as long as humanly possible (maybe even longer) & finally...relief...go to grab some toilet paper...and...dun, dun, dun, dun...This handsome fella is staring you in the face. Please tell me there is someone else out there that has frantically looked all over the floor for some decent looking pieces that were left behind. :p Look...I didn't have many options. Lesson learned - add tp to my already bulging 10 lb purse. Anyways...sorry for the tangent...
Pick out tissue paper, wrapping paper or even scrapbook paper of your choice. I got the one below from one of the most awesome stores in the world...Paper Source. I heart it...the paper & the store.
Cut the paper so there is enough at either end of the tp roll to tie with a ribbon.
Stuff the TP roll with candy-coated almonds, mints, an assortment of candy or anything your heart desires.
You could double this favor as a place setting too by writing the name of the person in the middle of the roll.
The second favor is super cheap & easy as well...and it's useful for the person receiving it. Raise your hand if you can never find the snack clips when you need them??? Me...me...me. Always. The sock thief must also like snack clips. :-)
Honestly, I apologize for my picture. None of my owl clip pictures turned out & I think it's because I was doing this in between commercial breaks of the Bachelorette & I had had a little wine. Anyways...here's what I did. I
stole got some clothespins from Mike (my fiance) & painted them a blue color to match my owls eyes. I wanted to do an owl b/c they're so popular now & I think adorable for a baby shower. I decided to make my own owl so I sketched a couple & cut out paper from this...
Who can NOT like this store when they have adorable bags like these? It was so cute so I used the different stripes to create my owl. Let's call him Owen. (creative, huh? ;p)
Once Owen was created, I glued him to the snack clip with my glue gun.
I shredded the rest of the paper bag, threw in the shreds to this bag & put a few owl snack clips in there. If you want to be really cheesy, you could write something like, "Don't touch my snacks, Owl be watching you." (I'm getting old...cheesy jokes now make me chuckle)
The moment you've been waiting for...
Baby Diapers = Party Favors?
Yep...a loofah to be exact. How?
Start by getting cloth diapers. I got mine at Walmart for $8.50/10 pack. I've also heard (thanks to my trusty facebook friends that you can get them at Target & Babys R Us)
Take the long end & fold it over about 2 inches or so. Then fold it the opposite way so you get an accordion style fold. (sorry...I misspelled accordion on the picture..oops)
Once you've folded the entire diaper, it should look like the picture above.
Like the picture says, fold it in half. :-)
You're getting good at this...how bout we do it one more time?
I picked up this cord from the camping section b/c it is mildew & rot resistant. You may have an idea of something else that would work just as well.
Tie the cord VERY tightly in the middle of your folded diaper. A little tip, you may want to go ahead & cut the "folded ends" before you tie the cord. I waited until afterwards but it may be easier to do it before.
I cut just the folded ends carefully.
Once you do that...fluff out the ends to make a "pom pom." I tied both ends of the cord together too so you could hang the loofah up in the shower.
Hey...if it's good enough for a baby's bottom...it's good enough for mine. :p And it works great! I've tried it & so far it hasn't unraveled.
Another big favor item these days are the pretzel rods that are dipped in chocolate & covered in sprinkles or whatever you'd like. They even have plastic bags that fit them perfectly at Michaels. Cute, delicious & cheap! If you're doing a bird-themed baby shower, jelly bellys are a great favor item as well.
Have you seen a cute baby shower favor idea that's easy on your wallet? Feel free to comment with your ideas!
P.S. Last weekend, I found a really cute drink dispenser at WalMart for...$5! Yes, $5. It's plastic, which I prefer glass but to carry to a party or even just outside...the plastic would be a better idea. I've already had a disastrous end to my lid for my glass beverage dispenser. It's okay now, I've had a chance to grieve. ;p
Not bad for $5, huh? I just wanted to share that with you if you've been wanting one for your 4th of July cookout but didn't want to fork out $30-$40 for a glass one.
Coming up either next week or the week after...I'm interviewing the manager for my most favorite restaurant here in Atlanta about how to set up a food buffet!