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lucky bamboo.

My Mommy turned 70 this week so we had a little celebration over the weekend. I was assigned party favor duty. Since I’m always looking for a way to incorporate soy candles into celebrations because I have a candle lady (#thatmakerlifetho), and the party was at a Chinese restaurant and the decor would be red (for luck!), I decided on lucky bamboo scented soy candle favors! My friend Joy even made custom labels for the occasion.

To package them up for my Mommy’s guests I found some tiny bags from Michaels, made mini tassels, and included a few matches.

I used embroidery floss for the tassels. You can make at least five mini tassels with one skein of floss.

Then, I punched a hole in each bag and attached the tassels “luggage tag style.”

Since I wanted to include matches not in matchbook form, I cut the striker from the box into small squares and used double sided tape to adhere them to the inside of the candle lids. The Diamond brand match boxes can be cut into at least forty little strikers.

Then, I grouped matches together using the same embroidery floss I used for the tassels.

Time to put it all together: add a layer of shredded paper, then the candle and matches, and top with more shredded paper.


We placed a favor at each place setting at the restaurant; the guests loved them! A super big thank you to Joy for helping me get these favors together!

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