Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Milk + Cookies: Glittery Place Cards-and-Favors-in-One


Dinner parties are one of my favorite things — they combine food and chit and chat into one fun evening. I'm a firm believer that no matter how small or casual a dinner party is, adding just a few thoughtful details can make it feel extra special. I think place cards are a classy touch, and I love the idea of sending guests home with a little gift. So I created this easy project to make place cards and favors in one: stamped initials on paper straws help guests find their seats, and inside each glittery milk carton is a sweet cookie treat. Many of the necessary craft supplies can be found at your local craft supplies store or online at shops like Factory Direct Craft.

Craft supplies you'll need: clean empty milk cartons, paint, glitter, straws, glitter paper, cellophane bags, a stapler, and cookies.

Step one: Paint the outside of the milk cartons in any color you'd like. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on like-colored glitter. Let dry completely. (I covered my milk cartons in pretty white glitter, but couldn't get it to show up on camera :(

Step two: Cut out strips of paper and stamp your guests' initials on each one using a glue pad. Sprinkle glitter over glue while still wet. Let dry completely and attach each paper strip to a straw with tape.

Step three: Package cookies (make sure they're small enough to fit inside the carton) in cellophane bags and staple glitter paper over the tops to seal.

Step four: Place cookies inside each milk carton and staple milk carton closed. Place straw in the milk carton, and you're done!

Tip: If you can't find little half pint milk cartons anywhere, Whole Foods sells half pint cartons of cream.

(This post is in partnership with Factory Direct Craft.)


Han said...

This is so fun! I will have to use this idea one day. Learned something new too, didn't know they made glue pads. Is that an easy craft store find?

Sobrina Tung said...

Hi Han, I’m pretty sure you can find it at any craft store. It’s just a dry, inkless stamp pad that I spread glue over. I’m sure you could even make your own!

Han said...

Good to know! Thanks so much!

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