Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lovely Little Wedding Favors

So for my first wedding related post I would love to speak a little about wedding favors.  I had extremely mixed feelings about what favors I was going to do at my wedding, or honestly if I was going to even do them at all.

I wanted them to be rustic but after Googling and Pinteresting "RUSTIC WEDDING FAVORS" all I seemed to stumble across was food, lots of jam and honey, little heart tokens...but basically just a lot of food items.  I also saw lots of mason jar favors which I liked, but I wanted something different!

I feel like there are so many different favor types you can do for your wedding that are way more unique than the normal bubbles or candy... I am sorry but these are so overdone! So what favors did I chose for my special day?

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These lovely little gems were what I ended up going with!  I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on favors so a simple, chic succulent favor for our guests to take home and plant was the right choice for us! Not only did I make our heart picks, I also grew the succulents myself.  Here's a list of what you need to create this lovely favor!

  • Heart Pick

    • Two colors of think scrapbook paper
    • A custom made stamp
    • Brown Ink Pad
    • Toothpicks
    • Glue dots
    • Martha Stewart Heart punches (Is this what they are called? I have no idea...Metal with the handle...)
  • Succulent Container

    • Tea Light Candles
    • Lace Ribbon
    • Glue Gun
I found my adorable custom made stamp in the sweetest Etsy shop called cupcaketree. She creates custom stamps that are very high quality and I would highly recommend purchasing from her!  Truly talented!

I ended up finding two whole boxes full of half used tea light candles a girl had used at her wedding for $10.00 at a garage sale.  There were a few broken ones and I didn't at the time know what I would use them for but I figured I would find some use for them.  They ended up working perfectly for these favors.  I put them into the freezer for a couple hours, took them out and the leftover half used candle wax popped right out. 

A little dirt, an adorable little baby succulent, and a little lace burlap colored ribbon did the trick and they turned out lovely!! I was so happy I got to re-purpose the tea light holders into something new!

Use what you have on hand, look for something to re-purpose, and put your personality into your favors!  Your guests will appreciate it!  As my intoxicated guests left at the end of the night these little succulents were the talk of the wedding! I also got tons of complements on them in the following weeks!  They were memorable and that was my goal!

A little Michigan Love

Being a Pinterest addict I have stumbled across many things that I have wanted to create and few that I actually have tried to create!  I recently created a Michigan String Art piece that I am in love with!  I really enjoyed making this piece!  It was time consuming but definitely worth it because the finished product turned out great!

I loved creating this piece so much, I am now selling them in my Lovely Little Fawn etsy shop! If you are interested in purchasing visit my etsy shop! (There is a button to it on my side bar)

And here is the beginning...

Wow!  Lovely Little Fawn is now up and running, and I couldn't be more excited about this!  This is something I have wanted to start for awhile and I am so glad I am finally at a place in my life where I feel like it is a "good" time to start it.  (Is there ever really a good time for anything though? ;) )

So who am I?  My name is Jennifer!  I am an ambitious mother and wife who has really big dreams!  I started Lovely Little Fawn as a precursor to bigger and better owning my own business.

Meet the Brown's
Shaun (The Amazing Husband), Daisy (Our First Baby and Fur Child), Carson (The love of my life and the sweetest little boy you will ever meet), and Me!!

I am a lover of all things rustic!  I have always been a crafty person who loves creating new things and am addicted to Pinterest...of course who isn't though! 

2013 was an interesting year for me.  Lots of changes and wrapping up of a lot of things, such as a business degree.  Therefore 2014 is a year to start things and hopefully become successful in what I really want to do.  I am riding the negative (my old job) and embarking on a new journey.  I guess you can say I have a "You only live once" attitude this year and luckily an AMAZING husband to support me while I figure out how to make my dreams come true.

Why Lovely Little Fawn?

I am obsessed with rustic everything.  I love rustic home décor and repurposing the old to make it look new but still maintain its rustic style.  Shaun and I got married August 3rd, 2013 and had a rustic style wedding! It was beautiful and I had the best time planning it!  (I will be doing a post with pictures of that soon!) So in order to combine my love of all things rustic, wedding, diy, and crafty...I came up with Lovely Little Fawn!

 I am using this blog to feature what I do and create and to document my journey to my ultimate goal!  I love sharing my ideas with the people around me!  After my wedding was over I honestly felt lost without the DIY projects I had worked on for a year and a half and all the planning that went into it that became a big part of my life!  I realized I had a true passion for it. 

I hope you enjoy what I post.  If you are a lover of DIY, planning a wedding, in need of organization tips, or thinking of starting a small business yourself I think my blog could be of use to you! 


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