These pretty flower in a pot party favors are perfect for birthdays, weddings, showers, and more! Keep reading to learn how simple they are to make.
My middle daughter turned 15 a few weeks ago. When she was younger, it was easy. I would have a birthday party themed to whatever her favorite cartoon character was that year. We did Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer, the Little Mermaid, and many other cartoon themed birthdays over the years.
Now that my daughter is a teenager, she is well past the age of themed birthday parties. However, I still like to do something special for her. So this year I made a bunch of these small flower pot favors for her and her friends. They were a big hit!
These flower pot party favors would look so cute sitting on the table at each place setting. Or you could put them all on a separate table so guest can grab them on the way out.
You can find mini flower pots for favors at any large craft store. You want the 2 inch ones. I found mine in a six pack at Michaels, but I am pretty sure Hobby Lobby has them too. Or if you don’t have them in your area, you can get them on Amazon with free Prime shipping.
Supplies Needed for These Flower in a Pot Party Favors
Flower Shop Stamp SetPansy PunchPennington Mini Flower PotsWood Coffee StirrersSixlets Pastel Mix 1 lb BagStampin Up Ink PadGlitter Enamel DotsDaffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched RibbonMini Glue Dots
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Instructions to Make These Small Flower Pot Favors
The first step for making these flower pot party favor is to stamp the flower images. You can use any of the designs in the Flower Shop stamp set or you can make a mixture of all of them. For my sample, I used Berry Burst ink, but you can use any color that matches your party decorations.
For each of the flower in a pot favors, you will need 1 or 2 stamped pansy images. If you don’t care if people just see the stick on the back, then 1 flower per favor is fine. If you want the favor to look the same from the front and back sides, then you will need an additional stamped flower to cover the stick on the back side.
Next you need to cut out all your stamped flower images. The Pansy Punch makes quick work of this, but you can fussy cut the flowers if you don’t have the punch.
Use a wood coffee stirrer for the flower stems. Alternately, you can use Wilton Lollipop sticks. I prefer the wood coffee stirrers though because they are flat.
If you are using the 7 inch coffee stirrers, then you will need to cut off about 2 inches from one of the ends. No need to measure, just eyeball it. Wood coffee stirrers cut easily with scissors.
Use mini glue dots to stick the flower image(s) to the coffee stirrer. If you want the flower themed party favors to look the same from both sides, be sure to add a flower to the backside of the coffee stirrer too. You might need to rotate the flower around a bit until it matches the shape of the front flower.
Please note that these flower shapes are not symmetrical, so you are never going to get the shapes to line up perfectly. If that bothers you, only put a flower on the front side.
For these small flower pot favors, you will need a plastic bag of some sort to hold your candy. Terra cotta pots are not food-safe. So you want any candy inside a plastic bag.
I didn’t have any small cellophane bags on hand and didn’t feel like running to the store, so I made do with plastic sandwich bags. Sandwich bags worked just fine and are inexpensive. You will need to cut them down a bit though.
You will want to cut the corner out of the sandwich bag to hold your candy. I cut up from about halfway across the bottom edge and then I cut across about 2/3 of the way up the bag. This gives you a nice little pouch to hold your candy.
Insert the bag into the mini flower pot, pushing all the way down to the bottom. Fill with small candies like M&M’s or Sixlets. You want to fill the pot all the way up to help hold the stick in place later.
Insert the stick with the flower on it into the candy. Then bunch the bag around the stick.
Cut a 12 inch length of 1/4″ ribbon and tie it into a bow to close the candy bag. I used 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon for my daughter’s flower in a pot favors. However you can use any color you like.
The only thing you need to do to finish these flower in a pot party favors is add a glitter enamel dot to the center. I used yellow to match the ribbon.
My daughter and her friends really enjoyed these small flower pot favors. I got so many nice comments about them from all the girls.
In addition to birthdays, these flower themed party favors would work well for wedding favors, bridal showers, sweet sixteen parties, or baby showers. You could even make one up to give to a friend or co-worker to brighten their day. The possibilities are endless!
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If you make any of these flower in a pot favors, you will have to come back here and let me know how they turned out. I would love to hear from you! So tell me… have you made any party favors lately?