Here is a new twist to Jordan Almonds, you can make a beautiful flower from nylon leaves and Jordan almonds, the leaves come in little bunches of 12, for out purposes I will use white candy, but they are available in different colors, you will need 5 nylon leaves, couple of green leaves a flower and white floral tape
here are the items you will need
the nylon leaves have a wire border, place an almond in the center and bring the sides together and pinch it slightly to close the leaf keeping the almond securely in the center. You can make the flower out of 5 or 7 almonds, either way they will look great.
Gather all of the items together, the made up nylon leaves, the green leaves and the flower. use one of the stems to wrap everything together to keep it from falling apart, for the best hold start as far at the top as possible
Wrap floral tape around all of the stems, once again starting high at the top
Arrange all of the petals sideways and place the flower in the center, because all of the leaves and flowers are on a wire, the positioning of the leaves does not need much effort.
For 10 years I had a store.Â A 3,000 sq ft playground for people that wanted to do their own favors. I learned a lot from my customers and I tried to pass on what I knew and learned from them. Because the City acquired the building that I leased under eminent domainÂ I turned to e-commerce (EBay, Amazon and my own Party Favors Plus). I miss the personal touch with my customers, but email does a fine job also. I received a phone call few weeks ago from a lady claiming that we decorated her favors 9 years ago, and thru a web search stumbled onto the blog and took a chance it might be me.
She purchased candle holders for her son’s wedding and needed them decorated. When I saw her I remembered. Same type of candle holder. The nightmares of decorating this item came back, so I thought I will share the secret of decorating this one, because it is beautiful, but it does have few tricks.
The item is 2 universal candle holders, taper and tea lite. Mikasa. Gorgeous.
2 Mikasa candle holders came in a box
Wrap the candy in tulle so they don’t rattle around, fresh Jordan almonds can break the white sugar coating and because the glass is see through you might see dark almonds if the candy is not protected
Use the second candle holder as a cover for the candy, fitting the candle holders together
Cut tulle into 18 inch squares, and wrap the tulle around the set of candle holders. Here is a little trick you will need to do so the tulle does not slide and the candle holdes move around.Â In a center of the tulle put a dab of hot glue on the bottom and than put a dab of hot glue on top before tying the tulle at the top
Trim the tulle by scooping all of it in one hand evenly and cutting the top of
Add a flower to the top by cutting a stem short and hot gluing it in and also add a personalized ribbon for the extra touch
Simple instructions on how to make an umbrella favor with Jordan almonds , you will need:
1. small plastic favor umbrella
2. 5 Jordan almonds
3. 9″ tulle or organza circle
4. plain or personalized ribbon (12-15 inch long depending on the width)
5 decorative silk, paper or satin flower
- this is a 2.5 inch plastic umbrella
- place the head of the umbrella upside down in the center of the tulle, and place the 5 almonds inside the cap
- gather the organza over the top evenly and tie in the center
- insert the stem of the umbrella by poking it thru the organza and inserting the tip into the slot of the cap tightly
- trim off the tie ribbon and add the personalized or plain ribbon where the organza was tied on top of the umbrella ( instructions for making this bow is in my earlier page)
- add flowers by hot gluing or if they are on the stem wrapping them onto the top for a finished look (gluing makes a neater look)