This is a table favor/nut and mint cup was a standard favor for every baby shower my mother ever gave,and she gave a lot of them! She usually made them in pink and blue, but I choose green and yellow for these. My son said I could post it under his user name. Since I thought it was a neat and inexpensive favor and others might be interested in. This is my first Instructable. I would appreciate comments on this product and what you thought of the information presented.
Supplies needed for this project are:
Flannel - Lightweight - color of your choice
Brass safety pins- 0,00 size
Ruler or tape measure
Paraffin Wax- candle or canning
Knife and cutting board (for the wax)
Double boiler or two pans that fit together to make one
Spoon, tongs, foil or wax paper
Nuts and mints or small candies like M&M's
Step 1: Measure and Cut Your Fabric
First I cut the fabric into 6 in squares and then cut them on the diagonal to give me the triangles.
I then folded the the corners in to make a diaper shape, finishing it with a pin, to hold the corners together.
Step 2: Next Melt Your Wax and Dip Your Diaper
In a double boiler melt the wax. I didn't check the temperature of the wax, but you want it hot enough to be clear not cloudy but not so hot that you cannot handle the diaper when it comes out of the wax.
While the wax is melting lay a sheet of wax paper or aluminum foil on the counter to set your finished product on.
Lay the diaper in the melted wax. I used the tongs to pick up the diaper and let the excess wax drain off. Then I carefully slid my fingers inside to make the diaper into the nut cup shape. I then set it on the aluminum foil to cool. You may reshape as needed while it is cooling. I even leaned this one up against a pill vial to make sure that the back of the diaper stayed flat. (this was something I have never done before it seemed to work well)
Step 3: The Finished Product
I reshape them as needed and let them cool here on the foil. Then they are ready to fill.
I hope you enjoy making these old fashioned party favors, but hey.. retro is cool!!