Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Table Favours - Handbags and shirts

These are my table favours for our first Christmas lunch this year (we always seem to have several celebrations!)
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Table Favours containing lip salves for my Christmas Table containing 
To be honest, they'd work perfectly for any event, just swap the Christmas bow on the handbag for a different embellishment.  I cut the name tags for the bags with a die in the Window Box Thinlits set and attached it with a piece of Gold Mini Sequin Trim.
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The production line - I made 10 of each!
My thanks go to Tanya Boser for her great tutorial for the handbag which was easy to follow - and I'm going to follow her idea for putting a lip salve inside too!  As Tanya points out, there's sufficient space in them for a couple of Lindt Ball chocolaes but there'll be more than enough chocolate and desserts floating around on the day!
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This gorgeous little handbag table favour uses Tanya Boser's great tutorial
I used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper for the bags and those adorable little Christmas bows.
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I adapted the sizing and methodology to make this shirt table favour for the men at the table
To make the shirts, I kept the same basic idea and just adapted it a little.  I've included my template below.  For about five minutes I did consider including a pattern on the shirt with either heat embossing or plain Versamark but then I decided that less is more!
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The dimensions for the Shirt & Tie Table Favour
I chose to cut a tiny little bit off one of the short ends before I started folding because I found it helped me to keep a tidy collar!

I then folded in exactly the same way as the bag.  To make the collar, I held the top scorelines together and cut along the scoreline for about an inch on each side through all thicknesses of card.

Then it was simply a matter of folding the corners in to form a collar shape.

I made myself a template for the ties and cut them from Gold Foil Sheet.  I decided to write the names on the ties using a Sharpie to avoid the possibility of smudging.
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This was my template for the Gold Foil Sheet ties
The ties are attached under the collar with a glue dot.  If necessary, once I've filled the shirts (I don't have the lip salves yet!), I'll put a little bit of low tack tape behind the collar points to hold them in place without making it too difficult to open up the little packets.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for your very kind comment Tanya and for the inspiration!

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  2. Stephanie, you are a Doll. Thank you so much for adding the template and the How To on your blog. These are amazing and I must give them a go. I adore the bag, I could see myself walking down the street with one attached to my walking stick. The shirt looks amazing as well. They both look so real. Any bride would be over the moon to have these on the tables at her wedding. They could be used for so many other events too.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Christine, for your lovely comment! .... and you're most welcome!

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  3. I have always looked at these bags and gone I will give these a go one day, never have lol. So happy to see them here! You have created the most gorgeus accompanying shirts too. I lvoe your taklent, wish I was going to be at that table for dinner

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    1. Thank you, Kim! You'll always be welcome! x

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