Today we’re bringing you the complete details on how to make your very own “best day ever” or “love is in the air” tote bags, using our free printable templates. Follow the easy steps below to instantly add a personalized piece to any celebration.
We've mentioned before that we're all about simple, easy DIY projects here at Foxblossom Co. These adorable tea party bridal shower favors are a perfect example of an easy DIY that will make a big impression without breaking the bank. All together, it cost us around $3 per favor, and our guests loved them! With the tiny "love is brewing" gift tags and delicious loose leaf tea, these made for the perfect bridal shower favor. They would also be great for any tea-themed party, just switch out the tags!
Steps 1 and 2: Pour any type of full leaf tea into an empty spice jar. We love this one from Olde Thompson (only $2.50 each!), but a test tube or even a small mason jar will work just as well. To create our desired look, we poured 3/4 of the jar full with an organic earl grey tea, and topped off the last bit of the jar with dried rose petals. Any full leaf tea will work, we just suggest using something pretty! We had a blast looking through Prestogeorge Coffee and Tea Shop in Pittsburgh's Strip District for the perfect blend, but any store that carries loose leaf teas (Teavana is another one of our favorites) will work just as well!
Step 3: Fold three empty tea filters (we used these ones!) into quarters and place in the top of the jar, between the cork stopper and the tea leaves. These tea filters are an essential part of the favor: many people don't have tea strainers, and we don't want to leave them hanging! Plus, they fit perfectly in the top of the jar, and are barely noticeable from the outside.
Step 4: Cut a generous length of twine. It should be enough to loop through the tag and tie tightly onto the jar.
Step 5: Print and cut the tags. Then punch a small hole in one end of each tag.
Step 6: Fold the twine in half and thread the loop through the hole in the tag, then pull the rest of the twine through the loop. Pull it snug so that it looks like image below.
Step 7: Wrap the twine around the neck of the bottle and tie in a knot. Cut the loose ends and make sure the tag is secure.
Step 8: Repeat! Make as many favors as your heart desires - they are super inexpensive and easy to make, making them perfect for favors for larger groups!
The best part about this favor was picking out flavors of tea and creating our own blend! We loved the layered look that the rose petals gave - but mixing them together would look nice, as well! If you'd like to give your guests a way to sweeten their tea, consider buying honey stirrers and attaching one or two to the glass using a glue dot. Or, stick small sugar cubes in the top - just make sure the bottles are kept in a mild temperature so the sugar doesn't melt!
Are you making these for a larger gift and want to make them even more special? Consider pairing them with one of our personalized mugs in a little gift bag or gift box, or create a variety pack of them using different kinds of tea!
Alright ladies, it's time to get crafty!
These DIY glitter champagne bottles are an easy, adorable way to *pop* the question—pun intended—to your bridesmaids. The best part? Each bottle only takes a few minutes to complete (we finished all three in under an hour). For an added touch, match your glitter colors to your wedding palette and present the bottles in an adorable gift box with one of our personalized champagne flutes!
Step 1: In a well-ventilated room, thoroughly spray the body of the mini champagne bottle with spray glue, avoiding any areas you want to stay glitter-free (we chose to leave the gold foil at the top untouched). For a clean line, place a piece of tape over the areas you don’t want covered in glitter.
Step 2: Carefully apply the first layer of glitter onto the bottle. We chose to start with gold.
Step 3: About 1/3 of the way down the bottle, switch to your next glitter color (for us that was the light pink), then transition to the third and final color — we used a deeper shade of the same color for an ombré effect.
Step 4: Repeat that process with as many bottles as you want, then admire your finished glitter champagne bottles! Wasn’t that easy? As with any glitter DIY project, the glitter will likely get all over the place. We recommend applying a light coat of clear acrylic sealer to minimize shedding.
Step 5: Print and cut out your FREE printable tags! Print in color on your printer’s highest settings for the cleanest tags. We’ve included nine bridesmaid tags, two maid of honor tags and one matron of honor tag on each sheet.
Step 6: Finish the tags by cutting a hole where the dotted lines are near the top. This can be accomplished with a pair of scissors or an X-Acto knife, but we sized the circles so you can use a traditional hole punch for a clean look.
Step 7: Cut about an 8-inch section of your twine and tie the ends into a large knot (as shown). Then clip off the extra twine at the end and thread the loop through the hole in your tag. The knot should be large enough that the tag can rest around the neck of the bottle without slipping off. Since we decided to use the champagne as part of a gift box, we just rested the paper straw inside the loop. If you choose, you can tie the straw to the bottle, instead.
Step 8: Last, but certainly not least, finish your gift box! We used a square, white gift box with white paper shred so the bottle really stood out and it looked extra bridal. As an added touch, we included one of our personalized champagne flutes. The gold script on the glasses pair perfectly with the champagne bottle/tags, and at only $15 a glass they are totally affordable!
We got the majority of our supplies at Target, but Amazon has all of these items, as well. Overall the bottle project totaled about $40 — that includes the three champagne bottles, straws, twine, glitter and spray adhesive, and we have a ton of supplies left over to use again. Don't forget to save the pin below for later!