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Quickie Question: Crafting an Event

By Twistie

Cradle Favor illustration via This Just In

I love the image above. It’s a favor done for a baby shower. Follow the link to see the instructions.

It’s fun to do things for events large and small. After all, it’s the little touches that change a wedding, a baby shower, a birthday party into one that’s uniquely yours.

Once upon a time, I was a bride to be with a penchant for crafting. It made putting my wedding together a little less expensive and a lot more unique. My touches were everywhere.

What did I do? Well, I made the lace for my wedding gown, put together the wedding favors, made the table centerpieces, tied all the bouquets, and created my own headpiece. While I didn’t sew my gown, it was custom made to my instructions. Heck, I even wrote the signs that showed people where to find the site!

But I’ve known other people who did even more. One friend of mine sewed her own gown from soup to nuts, as well as her veil; made the centerpieces and bouquets; printed the invitations, inserts, and thank you cards; grew the flowers, and even helped design her own engagement ring.

And just a few weeks ago I attended a baby shower where the hostess had made pins as favors. Each one was a tiny, hand-knitted cap or sweater in baby blue and white variegated yarn.

So what about you? Have you ever handmade touches for an event like a wedding, shower, birthday party, or other significant happening? What did you make? Did you have fun? Did anyone notice? Would you do it again?

Enquiring minds want to know!

One Response to “Quickie Question: Crafting an Event”

  1. Suze Says:

    Way back when, I was a bride on a budget, so I did a lot of the work myself. I designed the wedding program myself, made up those stupid little bags of jordan almonds (if I never see another circle of tulle again it will be too soon! LOL), made up the pew bows, etc. And for my brother’s wedding, I volunteered to etch 100 champagne flutes for wedding favors (not doing that again either!).

    But there are things I’ve done that I really enjoyed, like creating keychains for convention favors and making up posters/programs/name tags, etc. for various events. I like those personal touches and I know that I always appreciate it when I receive something like that at a party or event.

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