Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby Shower Flower Favors

I'm cohosting a baby shower in May, and favors are my part of responsibilities.  The mommy to be is being really patient and is not finding out the gender of the baby, so we chose buttery yellow and a soft, almost pistachio green as our color scheme.

I decided to make chocolate dipped pretzel sticks, but I wanted to make the packaging extra pretty.  So, I made 30 fabric flower pins to pin onto the clear pretzel favor bags.  The guests will get something sweet to eat and wear!

I am also in charge of games, and I have a fun game to share with you all in a little while.

First, I traced 300 circles on fabric.  Yes, I said 300.  Half were traced on yellow and half were on the green fabric.  I had 2 yards of each.

I cut out the 300 circles (10 were needed per flower).  I also cut out 30 smaller circles of "cardboard" (I used paper plates as my "cardboard" backing).

I also cut out 30 green felt circles for the back.

I glued the cardboard to the felt to give it weight and sturdiness.

I then glued flower "petals" to the cardboard side.  Here is how to fold a flower petal. 

I placed five petals on the bottom layer, I put three more petals spaced out on top of that layer, and then I glued two in the middle, which were standing "up" for puff effect.

When it was done, I glued a pin on the back.

I think they are pretty and will give the pretzel bags some pizzaz.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the final favor "look" when I take pictures at the shower.

I linked this post to:


Sumo Sweet Stuff
BWS tips button

Tip Junkie handmade projects
Today's Creative Blog

Running with Glitter

The Trendy Treehouse


Transformation Thursday


  1. Can't wait to see the final product in May, with all the goodies. So far it looks fantastic! Love getting so many wonderful ideas.

  2. So very cute! Great idea to put them on the pretzels!!

  3. Your persistence really paid off! Look at all that work you did! Impressive!

  4. Out of all the fabric flowers out there these are by far by favorite ones!

    I love how the fabrics just rest on top of one another so pretty and that yellow is gorgeous!

    And love the idea of the packaging..cant wait to see glad i found you on TCB link party!

  5. Oh my goodness! You are a busy bee!! They are going to be lucky to get such great favors! 300 circles?!?!?! wow!

  6. Those came out really cute! Way to go!

  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I've been wanting to try these out. Very cute. 300 circles, sounds like something I would do!

  8. They are wonderful! Great tutorial and so effective! Must have been hard working cutting out so many petals - but well worth it!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! and for adding my button - I appreciate that!! :)
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. I'm always looking for new flower ideas- and i love this one! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. These are fabulous!! I'd love for you to link up!

  12. Wow Chiara that's a lot of work! I just love the yellow one. So pretty and delicate!

  13. Those are super cute and so versatile too! I love that you thought outside the box when it came to spucing up the favors! Details count!

    Katie :)

  14. Chiara-- You have the BEST fabric flowers!! These are precious. Thanks for sharing!

  15. These are great baby shower favors! I’ve been looking for some creative baby shower decorating ideas for girls and this could serve as a decoration and a shower favor at the same time! Really cool!


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