Provide your guests with wands to wave as they see you off. Cut dowling into 30cm lengths, paint each one, then attach ribbon to the tips using a glue gun. Decorate wands with ribbon bows or paper butterflies. Display in cubes filled with beads.
Dowling, 68p for 2.5m, B&Q. Paint, £2.49 for 250ml, Leyland. Ribbon, 50p per metre, VV Rouleaux. Glass beads, from £1.99 for six; butterflies, £2.29 for six, Hobbycraft. Glass cube, from £11, LSA International. Calligraphy sign, £3.50, Paul Antonio Scribe
As seen in the November/December 2011 issue
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