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Real Weddings Follow-Up: Crystal and Ben, The Favors

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After seeing Crystal and Ben's wedding, it's no doubt chock-full of amazing DIY projects that were beautifully executed. Crystal may be a crafter by trade (she even appeared on the Martha show in 2009 and 2010), but she's also a good sharer, and below is a how-to for making the adorable top hat candy box favors she gave her guests. How dandy!

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Get the favor how-to after the jump!

Toilet Paper Tube
Chipboard (a cereal box will do)
Masking Tape
Black Paint
Silver Glass Glitter
Paint Brush
Vintage book paper or other pretty paper for leaves
White Millinery Flowers

Step 1: Cut toilet paper tube in half and trim the edges so they are mostly level. Take the slightly shorter half and cut a small section from it, about a half inch wide.

Step 2: Rip off a piece of masking tape that’s a little longer than the tube you just cut, bring together the cut edges and tape together, tucking the ends of the tape over each end of the tube. Make sure your taped tube fits easily inside the other tube.

Step 3: Cut a 2.5” circle from your chipboard. If you’re not good at cutting circles freehand, use a drinking glass to trace a circle about the right size. Cut another piece of chipboard just slightly larger around than the larger tube. Glue one end of the taped tube onto the middle of 2.5” circle of chipboard. Glue one end of the larger tube onto the middle of other piece you cut out. Let dry (about 1 hour). Trim the excess chipboard off the large tube so it’s flush with the tube.

Step 4: Coat both pieces entirely, inside and out, with two coats of black paint, letting the first coat dry before applying the second. Let dry (about a half hour).

Step 5: To add a band of glitter to the base of the top hat, add a large line of glue around the entire bottom of the larger tube and smooth with your paint brush. Dip the glued area in the glitter and shake off excess. Let dry (about a half hour).

Step 6: Lastly, decorate the band with a flower. Cut simple leaf shapes from the vintage book paper and glue to the band, topped with a millinery flower. Slide the larger tube over the smaller tube and voila! You have your top hat that doubles as a candy box!

These are easy to make in large quantities and make great favors for guests!

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