As I work on my ‘spa for the soul’ event which I have re-named as “Women Illuminating the World”, I wanted to share you a new antique almost retro take on a Shabbos tea light package.
These will include a business size card or similar type card with instructions on how to bentch licht.
To make these beautiful favors:
- Purchase 3″x5″ bags from any craft store or save-on crafts.com, made out of linen. (linen drawstring bags 3×5 12 bags for $5.99)
- Stamp front of bag with personalization like our chabad stamp from expressionary.com (works just fine with the ink that it comes with.)
- Slide 2 tea lights (very cheap from IKEA) into bag so they lie flat, not one on top of the other otherwise bag wont close:)
- To make the match boxes, purchase small match boxes from any hardware store or safeway in the BBQ section. They come in various size packs. I chose the small mini ones that you slide the box of matches out from the cardboard casing.
- To decorate, I used adhesive fabric paper that I found at a craft store but really any paper will work even if you adhere it yourself with double sided tape or a craft adhesive (I wouldn’t suggest using a glue stick as it may not adhere well). Try a sticky embellishment roller tape. Of course, this adds another step so ideally see if you can find something adhesive that looks pretty! (Maybe even washi tapes!).
- Measure, cut and adhere the paper of your choice and voila! Home made match boxes that look beautiful!
- You can add sequins, a label, glitter to your delight! Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â For my needs and style I preferred to keep it looking vintage and simple! (for a change:)
- Slide the matchbox on top of the tea lights and then slide in the neshek card. Pull drawstring and tie in a loose knot or bow!
I will post the card that you can print to go with the Neshek in another post as soon as it’s complete!
I think these are beautiful to have in the Chabad house, your home, your purse!! And of course to slip in a business card will be easy to add upon meeting someone!
More ideas to come!
You are so detailed in your posts! Thank you for so many ideas and an inspirational way you shared it with others! I could only dream one day attend one of your Torah & Tea classes and witness the sparking light in delighted kids who could learn from such a Teacher! And here we all are the kids 🙂