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Wildflower Favours seed packet favours

Wildflower Favours create a wide range of eco-friendly wildflower seed packet favours and plantable seeded paper favours and invites, as well as stocking lots of handmade and recycled paper, favour boxes and other favour supplies perfect for a natural wedding.  Until the 31st March 2012 they are offering our readers 10% off all their products.

Wildflower Favours seed pack wedding favours

Teresa from Wildflower Favours explains why wildflowers are so important, “British native wildflowers are in decline and this has a knock-on effect on our natives bees, butterflies and moths who rely on the wildflowers for their survival.  By incorporating wildflowers into your wedding invites, favours etc you are helping to preserve our native wildflower and wildlife, and also encouraging your guests to garden in a more biodiversity-friendly way”

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printable floral tags

I don’t usually squeeze in a lunchtime post, but I really wanted to share this find as I thought it would appeal to a lot of you.  These beautiful floral tags are offered free to download and print from Packagery, all you need is a printer, some card and a pair of scissors.  There is such a wonderful choice of recycled cards available now, so do check out the DIY section on the directory for a list of where you can buy it from.

I thought they could be used for everyday gift giving, customised into ‘save the dates‘ (I have a fab handmade luggage tag ‘save the date’ idea coming soon) or perhaps as place names for your wedding guests.  Any other suggestions on how these could be used?

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I can remember the first time I came across flower seeded paper, it was way back when I was first starting out with The Natural Wedding Company.  It only ever seemed to be available in America, and even now it never seems to appear that often in the UK, so it is truly lovely to see these fab products from one of our businesses, Favour Haven.

The idea that you can create something beautiful from the paper and then plant it and have pretty flowers grow from it, is in my opinion, wonderful.  Favour Haven sells these lovely favour tags, which come in four designs, are available in different colours and can be personalised for your wedding with your names and date.

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pomegranateplacecard

I had wanted to make this month’s creative project with those cute miniature pumpkins that start to appear in the shops in the lead up to Halloween, but I was unable to find any.  Instead, I have used a pomegranate, which works equally well as a place name holder.

At the bottom of this post you’ll find some other lovely place name holders using fruit.  If you’re looking for a low cost creative option for your wedding, this creative project couldn’t be any simpler.

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These pretty planted place names (what a mouthful!) are really easy to make and would also double as lovely gifts for your guests.  For each guest, prepare a small flower pot that you’ve planted up, write your guests name on a plant label and stick it into the soil.  Place the flower pots in each persons place setting at their designated table.

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I came up with this idea after a recent visit to the RHS Tatton Flower Show.  Not only is it a showcase of fabulous plants and gardens, but there are hundreds of retailers selling all kinds of lovely things.  I spotted a fantastic little booth selling a huge variety of plant labels.  I am always looking out for wooden labels, and they had a great selection.  This sparked the idea for this month’s creative project, and I bought a pack of chunky wooden plant labels and a Victorian terracotta pot.

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wedding project bird nest favours in vintage tea cups

Wedding project: bird nest favours in vintage tea cups

April’s creative project is designed around the idea of an Easter wedding.  When thinking about ideas for a simple but beautiful Easter wedding project I just knew it needed to centre around mini speckled chocolate eggs.

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How to create these bird nest wedding favours

I used ordinary rabbit hay (I have lots of this lying around as I have two cheeky bunnies of my own) that I shaped into a small nest.  Then I placed the nest of hay into a pretty vintage tea cup complete with saucer.  I had a search around my backgarden and found some moss and a tiny white feather, which I placed in the nest to give it a more natural look.  Then I nestled a handful of chocolate mini eggs in the centre.

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