Archive | January, 2009

double stack

19 Jan

For 10 years I had a store.  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 domain  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.  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