Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bridal Extravaganza and DIY Guest Favors

The Bridal Extravaganza this weekend was a big hit. Hundreds of Austin area brides showed up for great deals and one-stop wedding shopping.
One item that we included in our booth this year were pyramids filled with chocolate peanut butter cups. They were a huge hit and for all of those DIYers out there, this could be a great project for guest favors. Just make sure you have plenty of help (that's what bridesmaids are for); it can be time consuming (it took me one hour to make 10). Not quite the crafty girl, but still like these little treasure boxes? No problem...Buon Affaré Events can help you out. You supply all the materials and we'll do the dirty work for $1.50/favor. For all us those that are ready to roll up their sleeves and begin crafting, here are the instructions:

Creates 200 favors
100 sheets of cardstock or heavy paper
*30 yards of ribbon (I Love the ribbon from You can have your names printed on it)
*Ad tech Glue Runner
*Box Cutter
*200 pieces of your favorite candy (or enough for 200 people)

*Print the template under pyramid template found on this link You can even add a message in the middle if you choose.
*Cut out the out line of each shape.
*Add a slit on the top of two opposite sides to thread your ribbon
*Fold on the inside lines (to make this step easier, I would trace over the dotted line with a box cutter, just make sure that you don't pierce through the paper.)
*Add glue to the tabs using the glue runner
*Paste together three side of the pyramid. Insert your candy and glue the last side in place.
*Thread your ribbon through the slits and tie.
Voula...You have perfectly shaped pyramid!

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