Bomboniere favours are traditional for weddings, christenings, holy communions, anniversaries, ladies nights, in fact all celebrations. This guide will show you how to create a simple but attractive design.
For each favour you will need:
3 tulles - round pieces of material, usually made of silk, net etc. Favours can be made with only 1 or 2 tulles.
5 sugared almonds or dragees if preferred
1 bomboniere dish
1 elastic band
Length of ribbon
1. If using more than 1 tulle, place one accurately on top of the other. For the most attractive favour, use three tulles.
2. To keep the almonds clean and to enable the favour to 'sit' correctly, place a small bomboniere dish in the centre of the tulle and place five sugared almonds in the dish. The five sugared almonds symbolise health, happiness, long life, fertility and good fortune.
3. Gather all the tulles upwards to meet together at the top and place a small elastic band over the top of the tulles so that it sits just above the dish of almonds.
4. Separate each layer of tulle by pulling upwards and downwards all the way round and between each layer of tulle. This will 'fluff up' the favour making it look fuller.
5. If using centre flowers, twist the stems together and tape if necessary. Place in the centre hole. Using colour co-ordinated ribbon, finish off by tying the ribbon tightly around the elastic band. Make a bow and leave enough ribbon hanging to give a decorative 'tassle'.
I hope you found this guide useful and if you are making favours for your wedding, hope you have a lovely day and best wishes for the future.