For our wedding, we did not give our guests a large scale wedding favor. Instead we donated a certain amount the American Cancer Society to each person who was in attendance that day. To inform people of our donation on our guest’s behalf I made Hershey Kiss roses and attached a note letting them know about the charitable contribution. Here is how you make a Hershey Kiss Rosebud favor.
- Hershey Kisses (2 for each favor)
- Colored Cellophane / Saran Wrap (cut in about 5 inch squares)
- Pipe Cleaners (depending on strength, 1-2 per favor) or Florist Wire
- Green Florist Tape
- Small silk leaves (one per favor)
Most of these items can be purchased at any craft store in Milwaukee. I purchased mine from the “unfortunately-now-closed” Drew’s in Wauwatosa, but I’m sure Michael’s will have it too.
- Take two kisses and place them bottom to bottom.
- Wrap them in cellophane, with the tip of one of the kisses in the middle of the cellophane square. Wrap it tightly, taking care not to rip the cellophane.
- Gather the cellophane together at the opposite bottom kiss tip (this is where saran wrap can at times be eaiser to “gather together”) and wrap around one end of the (one or two) pipe cleaners / floral wire.
- Using the floral tape, begin taping at the base of the kiss tip, where the pipe cleaner / floral wire meets. Don’t tape the entire thing as you will want to add a leaf somewhere in the middle (Step 5).
- Determine where you want the leaf. Usually it is best to put it somewhere in between the middle of the stem and the bud. Using the green floral tape, tape until you reach the desired location of the leaf. Add the leaf to the stem and continue taping, now including the wire from the silk leaf.
- Continue taping until you have reached your desired length of the step. Don’t make it too long as it may become too top heavy. Cut the pipe cleaner / floral tape.
These make great favors for any number of events including bridal showers. If you make enough, you can use them as centerpieces at shower and put them in but vases. Much more yummy decoration than a real rose.