Thursday, June 2, 2011
Like window boxes on a spring day, this tablescape provides a bright burst of color. To create it, spray-paint low wooden boxes white (we used The Container Store's bamboo drawer organizers), and line them with floral foam. Cover the foam with sheets of wheatgrass (sold in flats), then use a knife to poke a dozen holes through both layers. Place a poppy or tulip stem with a water tube in each opening.
Sunscreen for Outdoor Weddings
Sure, the bride is supposed to be blushing, but no one wants her guests to start turning pink at an outdoor ceremony. The solution? Sunblock wipes. These cleverly packaged towelettes can be placed outside, and since they're not liquid, they won't cause a mess. Set them on the program table, or in a compote or candy dish tied with ribbon. To let people know they've got it made in the shade, write sunscreen on a scalloped card and prop it up amongst the packets. Calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls.
Bag of Cherries Wedding Favor
Seasonal fruits make wonderful (and delicious) favors. Each of these sacks holds a handful of juicy red cherries, perfect for an outdoor summer wedding. Buy glassine bags, and trim tops with scalloped scissors. Fill bags with enough cherries, or other small fruit, so they peek out over the top. To help the bags stand up, turn corners under at bottoms. Display favors in wooden crates.