This is part 4 of a series on the Japanese themed baby shower we threw for my sister Natalie. If you missed out on the previous posts you can catch up here:
The Very Beginning... The Invitations... The Decor...
I love to be able to give a favor to party guests, something to send them home with to remind them of the fun they had at the gathering. When I was brainstorming for the shower, I wanted to be able to give away something... girly! Then it came to me, I had seen so many DIY posts on making fabric flowers and I just knew I could figure out a way to get them onto a bracelet. And then I realized that if I had a bunch of "flowers" I could use them as decor on the table, once again color as the main decorating component.
Then my step-sister Amy did something she would live to regret. She volunteered to help out. Actually, a lot of people volunteered to help out with the shower and in fact, there were many hands involved in throwing this shin-dig, but Amy was THE ONE I knew could take this DIY project and run with it. Run with it she did. I think she popped out these babies (about 60 of them) in 2 days! Don't worry, she's still alive.
The finished bracelets were wrapped around a set of chopsticks, then placed on the dinner plate at each setting. There were single flower bracelets in multiple colors.
There were "special" ones (front) that were layered with different textures & colors and there were "small" ones (back) for the little girl guests.
Amy added even more frills and flowers to Natalie's bracelet to set it apart from everyone else's.
And because the flowers were attached to a hair clip, they could be easily detached and worn as a hair accessory, like Ella here. After hot gluing the flower to the hair clip, they just "snapped" onto little elastic-bead bracelets I got from Oriental Trading Company. Easy peasy. Time consuming. But easy.
I loved looking around the room and seeing the guests wearing their flowers, either in their hair or on their wrists.
If you want to know how to make your own fabric flowers, you can check out the link here from Skip To My Lou
I'm hoping to share all about the shower food tomorrow!