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Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

I have to say, Valentine’s Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Something about all the pink and red makes me giddy. Here are some sweet little Valentine’s Day favors – made with wax paper, and secured with mini crepe paper flowers on a toothpick.  And although I made them with Valentine’s Day in mind, they really could be used for any event, from a baby shower to a wedding. I love glassine bags, but figured I could do a more ‘cost-effective’ version with a roll of wax paper from the grocery store. They are simply folded, punched at the top, and threaded through with a toothpick to close them.

Materials needed: crepe paper, toothpicks, scissors, glue, wax paper, a hole punch (I found the smaller size works better with the toothpicks), and some green paper and white-ink pen for name tags.

Step 1: Cut out 5 or 6 crepe paper petals, about 1/2-inch wide by 1-inch height, and follow Jordan’s great tutorial for crepe paper flowers here (steps 1-9 of her Basic Rose Instructions). The only difference is that these flowers are miniature, and glued onto the end of a toothpick. (Lightly apply a dab of glue on each petal and twist it onto the toothpick, instead of using wire). Let dry.

Step 2: Tear off a 12-inch piece of wax paper. Fold it into thirds vertically. Then fold up from the bottom, 5 inches from the bottom. At this point, gently open the top of the ‘bag,’ in between the highest side of the wax paper. Fill with goodies (I used red jelly hearts), and then fold the top flap back down.

Step 3: Punch two holes, about 1 inch down, and 1 1/2 inches from each side. Be sure you are going through all layers of the wax paper. Insert your mini crepe paper flower toothpick through the two holes, so that the bag stays closed and the candy is secured inside. I cut out a little green leaf and printed each guests name on each leaf. I added this to the toothpick before I threaded it through the two holes.

Step 4: Put your treats in a bowl by the door, with a reminder for guests to take one as they leave.

P.S. These would also make super-cute cupcake toppers, don’t you think?!

  1. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    January 26, 2012

    This is so so sweet! Would be such a lovely little gift.

  2. Ainslie

    January 26, 2012

    delightful! pretty and easy to make too! I like the colours you have used. Agreed – I think they would be great as a cake topper. Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. julie adore

    January 26, 2012

    i think it’s sooooo cute :)

  4. Charlene Michaud

    January 26, 2012

    What a great idea! These are so dainty & pretty! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
    Char xo
    http://www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

  5. Funkytime

    January 26, 2012

    very very cute!

  6. These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Katie

    January 26, 2012

    These are absolutely precious, and I MUST make some asap. Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to get started!

  8. Kerrie Williams

    January 26, 2012

    wow those are precious! I love all of your ideas and used a ton of them at my sister’s bridal shower last week! (go to http://kerriewade.blogspot.com/2012/01/bridal-shower-decor.html to see the decor and http://kerriewade.blogspot.com/2012/01/advice-for-bride-to-be.html to see the photo back drop with sequins!) I had to order those bad boys from the UK! haha

  9. simplemittens

    January 26, 2012

    you are incredibly talented!

  10. Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel

    January 26, 2012

    Every day I stop by and EVERY DAY I just gawk at your amazingness! These are so simple and SOOOOOO beautiful.

    What a brilliant idea. Great job!

  11. Love it

    January 26, 2012

    This is beautiful. I’ll see if my wife wants to make this with me.

  12. Kristin @ Sensibly Selfish

    January 26, 2012

    This are precious! I love all things tiny!

  13. Kristin @ Sensibly Selfish

    January 26, 2012

    *these, I swear I’m literate

  14. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    January 26, 2012

    Those are so sweet. No pun intended. My birthday is the 13th so I think someone needs to make them for me… or more realistically, I need to make them for myself.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  15. Martinna

    January 26, 2012

    so sweet, good idea I try someone :)

  16. Sydney

    January 26, 2012

    these are ADORABLE! What a brilliant idea! Gosh you are creative!

  17. liz piccione-volger

    January 26, 2012

    Wow, so cute and sweet! love it!

  18. Gina

    January 26, 2012

    These are precious!! Original

  19. Hannah

    January 26, 2012

    Jordan, I love your style! You inspire my crafty side :) thanks!

  20. Viv

    January 26, 2012

    Aw, these are so cute! :)

  21. The Rebel Crafter

    January 26, 2012

    Wow, absolutely adorable!
    http://www.craftingrebellion.com

  22. Cheryl Stevens

    January 26, 2012

    Adorable, I have some crepe paper, I think i will give these a try.

  23. Marie

    January 26, 2012

    Those flowers are to tiny and adorable! :)

    http://www.happypaperplace.com/

  24. Anneliese

    January 26, 2012

    Beautiful!

  25. Jessie

    January 27, 2012

    I love these!!

  26. Juliane

    January 27, 2012

    Adorable!

  27. shutterbug

    January 27, 2012

    it’s so pretty! i love it! and yes, they would make lovely cupcake toppers.

  28. Laura

    January 27, 2012

    Those are GORGEOUS and dainty; love them! Thanks for this awesome DIY. I’m going to try them out!

  29. Natalie

    January 27, 2012

    This is SO adorable! You have the cutest blog…I am going to live by it until my wedding! Thanks for all these amazing ideas!

  30. Sarah @ Designsgood

    January 27, 2012

    Those are darling.

  31. Mariah Danielsen

    January 27, 2012

    So so pretty! I must make these.

    Thanks for sharing

  32. love+cupcakes blog

    January 27, 2012

    Oh my, these are the cutest little things! Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. Molly

    January 27, 2012

    I just want to eat those gummy hearts. Yum.

  34. Helen

    January 28, 2012

    These little flowers are so pretty! And the pictures are beautiful.

  35. Whatever DeeDee Wants

    January 28, 2012

    Absolutely darling!

  36. Patsy York

    January 28, 2012

    So very cute

  37. Pixelhazard

    January 28, 2012

    What a sweet idea!

    Bright Green Laces

  38. Cheryl

    January 29, 2012

    These are so gorgeous! So simple yet so stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Vickie

    January 29, 2012

    such a sweet tutorial

  40. jessica

    January 30, 2012

    beautiful inpirationyour are so creative and i loveyour funny and colourful project
    jessica

  41. Cha de retalho

    January 30, 2012

    wow!! amazing..i love this……so mutch!!!!!

  42. Lisa Lyons

    January 30, 2012

    What a cute and EASY idea! Cant wait to try it!

    Lisa
    http://www.pickfair.etsy.com

  43. Uncle Beefy

    January 30, 2012

    These are SO charming that I’d like to just have a few on my entry table for people to take as they leave. No party, just because! Super cute! :)

  44. SmileyBakes

    January 31, 2012

    Great Idea and a cracking Smiley charm.

    http://smileybakes.blogspot.com/

  45. Abigail

    January 31, 2012

    perfect!

  46. mel mccarthy

    February 2, 2012

    These flowers are breathtaking. And so clever. Thanks for sharing!

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