My second son's baptism was last Sunday. At first I thought I didn't want to make anything myself because I didn't have time and felt tired. On second thought I decided that it was not fair to him since I had made myself the invitations to my first son's baptism (hmm, a potential future post) , and the second one deserved to have something hand made by mum too. I just decided to go for something simple and fast.
So I bought these ready made cotton pouches in blue and ecru and some satin ribbon and satin cord in two shades of yellow.
I also found these little eye charms (protecting against evil vibes, people and actions) in a jewelry supplies store.
After I put the dragees in, I was satisfied with the color combination but I thought that something was missing.
I love monograms and I thought to make a small tag with an N for Nikiforos but didn't want something too serious. So I scanned this blue gingham fabric, printed it, cut a small rectangular piece of the paper gingham and glued a piece of the yellow lace on the bottom, and scanned again the collage.
I searched the internet for a childlike font and found Human Brown Eye which you can download here. Then my friend Maria who's a graphic designer took over and digitally pasted an orange N of this font on my scanned gingham and lace collage. Of course you don't have to be a graphic designer to do this, I am just photoshop illiterate. I printed them and cut them and ended up with these tags.
and finally with these favors.
I hope you could use this idea to make yours and I'd like to see some photos.