Friday, April 12, 2013

Vintage Book Favor Toppers

For our son's recent wedding rehearsal dinner in Chicago, I had so much fun decorating with vintage books.  Our son collects books like a girl might collect shoes.  He loves to read and enjoys vintage things too.  So a vintage book theme was a nice mix of classy yet not too feminine or frilly.  In my previous two posts, I showed the overall decor and showed how to make a book centerpiece and book plant pokes to go in the potted herbs I had at the center of each table.  Today I'll show the favors I made for the dinner.

Since my decor colors were black, white, cream, and green, I wanted the favors to follow that color scheme.  I purchased different kinds of chocolate candies in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white/cream candy coating.  I bought malted milk balls, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered expresso beans, mini peanut butter cups, and chocolate stars.
Little cello treat bags and Wilton black and white polka dot cupcake liners formed the main part of the favor.

Next I spent several evenings punching out the parts to decorate the toppers.  1.5 inch circles were punched from creamish vintage book pages.  Black cardstock hearts were next.  And finally small hearts were punched from a more whitish toned vintage book page.  I glued those layers together...a circle, then the black  heart on top, and the small heart for the last touch.

Next came the candy stuffing of the cello bags.  As I stuffed a bag, I took a cupcake liner I had prefolded in half with wrong sides together, and stapled it over the open top of the bag.
Lastly, the embellishments were glued to the front of the folded cupcake liner to cover the staple.  Done!

I made 50 of these little beauties.  And they were enjoyed by all the guests.
They were easy to transport 6 hours north to Chicago in a couple of Sterilite containers.

After seeing now nicely a cupcake liner can become a craft supply, I am starting to collect cute ones that I find for a good price.  Marshalls has some really cute ones, in fact.  Can't wait to see what other things I can make with cupcake liners.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Next time I'll show the Vintage Book Page Table Runners.  


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