Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Do me a favour!

I've been to so many weddings where the favours are disregarded as soon as the waiter tops up the wine glasses, or trampled on by the end of the night! How much do the favours really count towards your guests entertainment, and after dessert is anyone still interested?

I wanted something a little different and something that would tie in with our vintage theme and these lavender sugar favours were the perfect touch. They were super easy to make and if any were going to get forgotten at the end of the night, I really didn't mind.....I just made heaps of tasty cupcakes with them.

Where to start?
Get yourself some jars...small baby jars are the perfect size
Wax discs for freshness
Cotton material
Pinking scissors

I found this wonderful lavender field in Banstead, Surrey and I bought 3 bunches (about £10) and I dried them for 10 days. Once dried, I took the buds off and measured 1 tablespoon of dried lavender to 1 small cup of sugar. After mixing well, I distributed the contents into clean, dry jars. I bought wax discs that are used for making jam to make sure that they kept fresh. I placed the wax disc over the neck of the jars, and then placed the cotton material over the top and fixed in place with a piece of ribbon. I used pinking scissors to stop the material from fraying and finished off the jars with labels with recipe ideas. You can also use vintage style papers to add guest's names to the favour. Cute as a button? I certainly thought so!