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Looking to add a little something extra to your party? These herb bouquet name tags may be just the creative touch to truly impress your guests — and leave them with a sweet take-home gift. Drummed up by Shay Mitchell and her BFF and business partner Michaela Blaney (their new lifestyle site, Amore & Vita, features a range of entertaining ideas that rival Lauren Conrad‘s), this easy-to-follow tutorial is the perfect way to indulge in something crafty before your hostess duties kick in.
Step 1: YOU’LL NEED
- Fresh herbs (Mitchell used sage, rosemary, and thyme, but any variety will do)
- Floral tape ($5; amazon.com)
- String or twine
- Name tags
- A pen
Step 2: CREATE YOUR HERBAL BOUQUET.
Tape everything together with the floral tape. Make sure to keep the tape tight and neat. Trim the ends of the stems for a polished look.
Step 3: FILL OUT YOUR NAME TAGS.
Mitchell used balsa wood tags she got at a local craft store (we found a similar version). Use a micro-tipped pen to create the polished typography. Write the herb names and suggested use on the back of the tag to give your guests extra intel.
Step 4: WRAP THE BOUQUET.
Cut some string or twine, wrap it around the bouquet, and knot it. Then slide on the name tag and tie it in a bow. For a colorful addition, try dipping the ends of the string in mustard-colored dye.
Step 5: MARVEL AT THE FINISHED PRODUCT.
And prepare for it to be the hot topic of dinner conversation.