Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lavender favors

One of my very close friends from high school is getting married to a great guy this month. She was the maid of honor in my wedding, and now I am a bridesmaid in her wedding. I am so thrilled for her. She is a great girl and has had her share of bad guys. I'm so glad she found a keeper.

The other bridesmaids and I planned Becky's shower and split up the duties. I opted to make the favors and get the prizes. Lavender is theme color for the wedding, so I made everything in shades of lilac and lavender.

For the little girls at the shower, I made flower barrettes. Using a hot glue gun, I attached grosgrain ribbon to metal barrettes. When that dried, I glued on little fabric flowers.

I clipped them to a piece of the same ribbon I used in the barrettes and then tied on a tag I made.

For the ladies in attendance, I made lavender sachets. I ordered a bulk bag of lavender, a bottle of lavender oil, and lavender organza pouches. They were quick and easy to put together: a couple spoonfuls of lavender, a few drops of lavender oil, and tie on the tags. They were pretty and smelled great.

I love a good quote and spend hours each year picking the perfect one to put on my Christmas letter. This is one from the poet William Blake I chose for Becky's shower favors:

"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an