neon party favors are my fave (guest post from Lexy)

May 23, 2012

I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from crafty gal, Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel.

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Neon is all the rage right now. It’s seen at parties, weddings, on bottoms of skateboards, everywhere. I wanted to jump on the neon bandwagon so I whipped up these little favors. They’re super easy and EXTREMELY cheap. They cost about 15 cents to make and look adorable filled with candy. Or money. Anything you prefer.

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To make your own you’ll need:
– seed starter pots ($1.50 for 26 @ Home Depot)
– neon twine
– scissors
– hot glue gun

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Starting at the top, add a little line of glue and place the end of the twine in it. Start to wrap the twine around the pot. Wrap the first color halfway down the pot and cut the twine.

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Use a small line of glue to seal the first color of twine.

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Add the next color and start to wrap around the pot.

Favor 9

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Cut the twine and use a little hot glue to seal to the pot. And you’re done!

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Fill the pots with candies. I used jelly beans in coordinating colors and also added little tags. Succulents add a nice touch as well. This is a very inexpensive way to add color to your wedding or next shindig. Guests will love the colors and you could even go the “traditional route” and fill the pots with actual plants. Happy neon!

See more awesome from Lexy on The Proper Pinwheel


  • On May 23, 2012 , Lemanie said:

    That is so adorable!! So easy looking too! I have a lot of weddings coming up and I’m helping plan their bridal showers and such! This would be a great idea!!!

    Lemanie’s Randomness Blog

  • On May 23, 2012 , jane said:

    love lexy!! this is a great idea! incredible how cheap it is. go neon go.

  • On May 23, 2012 , Freya said:

    I think these are 1. adorable and 2. Such a great idea!

  • On May 23, 2012 , Freya said:

    PS I totally wanted to Pin this idea but it wouldn’t let me THUS I’m actually writing something down for a change and putting it in my file haha

  • On May 23, 2012 , Kelly @ Studio DIY said:

    Cute! Just bought some of these for a few projects, will have to save a few back for this one! =)

  • On May 23, 2012 , kellychristine said:

    love these! so cute. xo kellychristine

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  • On May 23, 2012 , Winter said:

    I thought those were red and yellow cherry tomatoes at first! Cute!

  • On May 23, 2012 , rhonda said:

    Would you mind sharing where the twine came from?

  • On May 23, 2012 , Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel said:

    Hi Rhonda!

    The twine is from Home Depot, too! They have a big selection of colored twine. Get your hands on some quick!


  • On May 24, 2012 , Janice said:

    Really nice!! From the top pics I would’ve never thought it was a D.I.Y. Didn’t know Home Depot sold such lovely, colorful twine. I love making crafts but I’m just not as creative. Thanks for sharing!

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