Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Favors

This Saturday Sak and I helped out at the Women's luncheon at church. Well, we made the programs and favors (because I love favors), and Sak helped because unlike the rest of the men at our church, he doesn't have children to watch for his wife. Plus he really likes sitting up in the A/V booth on his precious sound board. I don't blame him though, they have snacks up there.

Anyway, back to the favors!

I had 72 metal tins left over from my bulk order back in September. I copied PPG's idea of going to the Ghiradelli factory (something Sak agreed to whole-heartedly (we went to the one in San Leandro)), and came back with an assortment of chocolate squares. 250 to be exact, at 20 cents a piece. (We also came back with some other chocolate, but that was for personal consumption.)

I put three chocolates in each tin.

Then a little booklet of Christmas-related events going on at the church.

Now here comes the fun part. I bought a garland of silk pointsetta flowers at Joanne's for five dollars.
I plucked the flowers off the chain, and cut the backing off. Hot glue and one pin later, we have a flower pin!

Obviously these are super cheapy and will probably break pretty easily, but they are kind of cute and make for good filler in my tin box. Plus it was neat to see so many of the ladies wear them to church the day after! (The luncheon was on Saturday.)

Finally, the lid comes on and is wrapped up with a green ribbon and red tag. I'm not very fond of the tag design, which is our theme verse and an glitter-embossed Christmas-swirl stamp. I'm not sure why I don't like it, maybe because it's off kilter? Ah well.

We also made some programs in the form of table tent cards.

The church, early in the morning before the lights came on and people showed up!

I'm glad I found something useful to do with some of our wedding leftovers! Are you doing any holiday crafts this year?


  1. Haha. NO. That is a big ole no. I got married once and now I'm done with those crafts forever.

    But I do love your will to craft. It is super cute.

  2. Oh wow those are beautiful! where did you get those tins for?
    I've been looking for tins to put my loose leaf teas in and I love the clear top.
    and, I have finals. :(
    c'est la vie!

  3. @diana - i got them from! they are perfect for tea, air them out a bit first, since they have a bit of a metallic smell at first.

  4. Those are lovely! Those chocolates were on sale at COSTCO!!!

    And I think... maybe the words might've been less off kilter like if you kiltered it to the other side. :-P

    The pins were a lovely idea. Old ladies like pins. :]

  5. They are cute! And really who doesn't love favors?!
    I always have plans to craft, but not the time. So I end up with half-made crafts. :oP

    LoL "Old ladies like pins." That's great!

  6. haha! they DO like pins. that's for sure.

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