Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pinwheel Favor: Worth the work!

 Submitted by Linda
In years past, I've been responsible for making giveaway 'thank you' favors for our school's volunteer event, which always happens in June. Because I make about 75 favors, I usually try to keep it simple. Not this time! I recently got the die to make these tiny pinwheels, and I persuaded the committee to choose some kind of pinwheel theme. Look at how cute they are! Of course the committee agreed.
 In past years we've done a post-it note holder, or other notepad holder, so this year I attempted to make this cute packet that holds one Ghiradeli square.  My friends were afraid that they would eat the candy, and trash the cute artwork....
 ...so back to the post-it notes I went. We were able to find an awesome deal with a coupon at Costco, and we split the 100 page pads in half.
 Next I scored the paper, and attached the post-it pads.
 After sticking them together with a Velcro dot, I added a 'hand made gift' stamp to the back.
Here is what we ended up with.  I just adore that cloud embossing folder, the tiny punched 'thank you', and the way the two-sided paper is featured on the pinwheel. Now our volunteers will have a cute pack of post-its to keep by their phone or in their purse.
The party theme will be "Thanks for making our year a breeze"!

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