Today's post however, is about wedding favours. Some people love them and see them as a special thank you token to their guests, some see them as a waste of money that end up left behind on the tables. I never really gave it too much thought and just embarked on them as 'the done thing'.
It took me ages to decide what to give for favours but I came across a great bargain one weekend in Cath Kidston and it made my decision for me!
These little button mirrors are super cute at 2" across. They had 3 designs to choose from and were reduced to £1 so we bought a selection (40 actually!) I am hoping that since they have a practical use and are so pretty, that they will be kept by our guests.
However, I didn't want the mirrors to get scratched in the ladies' handbags so decided to use some left over scraps of material so make a handy little pouch that they could sit safely in.
This was really easy to make even with my limited sewing skills. I just cut a 5"x2" scrap of material out, sewed the sides with a fat needle and some wool so the stitching became a 'feature' and cut the top bit into a triangle. I attached a little loop to the triangle and sewed on a button (the trickiest part!) and viola!
In order to present them nicely on the table, I bought some boxes from ebay (about £6 for 50 or something ridiculous). I cut out a little heart from more scrapy material and used Pritt Stick to attach it to the box along with a bit of gingham ribbon going all the way around. I also glued on a luggage tag with a hand stamped name to keep in with my table plan.
I'm really pleased with the result and hope they are all taken home by my guests!