Do-it-yourselfers and party guests alike will love these favor ideas. They combine the qualities of glassware that we love, with materials from our DIY favor store and special touches from our own hands.
Fill it. There are probably as many, if not more, “filling” ideas as there are themes and special events. The only firm rule is to make sure that your guests will be able to tell immediately whether the filler is edible or not!
Consider the theme and what you want to put inside it when selecting a vessel. Generally speaking, you should go with a simpler container if you want the contents to “steal the show.” A lovingly layered cookie mix usually calls for an old-fashioned Ball jar, for example, while our sturdy Quadra 9-ounce corked bottle is perfect for a homemade flavored vinegar or liqueur.
This “rule of the simple” has exceptions, though. If you want to build a mini terrarium for a jungle or garden theme, or a tiny beach of sand and shells for an underwater event, a shapely flat-bottomed snifter is probably the best glass for the job.
Speaking of things nautical: for any sort of water theme, look for glassware favors from the Bursting Bubbles line for that extra bit of wit!
Wrap it. We love the DIY centerpieces made from large jars, burlap and ribbon we’re finding on Web craft pages, and we now offer the raw materials at terrific DIY prices. Why not translate this decorating technique into favors?
Wrapping is a wonderful way to add texture, pull a look together and reinforce the theme. Use burlap and thin twine around the bottoms of our new barrel-style tumblers for a Wild West party or create bows of slim gossamer strips or ribbon for vase favors that coordinate with chair bows or covers.
Depending on the individual project, most of these ideas should work well with both imprinted and un-imprinted glassware, though a wrap-and-imprint combo might call for a bit more care in the planning.
Embellish it. Find gems, stickers and labels for all themes and occasions for hand-customization of your jars, vases and votive candles such as the elegant specimen shown above at right.
Stumps Party offers more do-it-yourself options all the time, so do visit the DIY supply pages soon.