Last Tuesday, I held a baby shower for a young lady in our church. I was a bit nervous, having never hosted a party on my own. It really went well, and all the guests were so gracious. The new mommy received a lot of nice gifts. I got a great idea for favors from Beneath My Heart, and I adapted it to what I had.
Supplies you'll need:
8.5 oz. styrofoam cups
hot glue gun
tulle or tissue paper
candy or filler
Here's the step-by-step:
Use 8.5 oz styrofoam cups, and cut the first 1 to 1-1/2 inches off the top. My cups were "tiered", so I just cut off the top tier of the cup.
Cut two vertical slits about 1" apart.
Pushing the "tongue" of the bootie down, fold the rest of the cup over top until they overlap slightly, then staple.
Make bows from your ribbon, then hot glue onto the bootie over the staple.
Cut 8x8 inch squares from tulle or tissue paper, and fill with M&Ms or other candy.
Aren't they so cute?
styrofoam cup $.02
ribbon per 8" bow $.03
hot glue $.02 (estimated)
tissue paper per 8" square $.01
candy filler (using M&M's at $2 per 12 oz. bag) $.20
Total cost: $.28 per favor