Monday, October 21, 2013

Bathroom Basket

Wedding Bathroom Basket

A small element in the grand scheme of things

that can help a grateful guest out in time of need   

Wedding Bathroom Basket

This is another project you can tackle early on and set aside.  It takes about an hour to buy the basket and supplies and about 30 minutes to make the basket look pretty and assemble it.

How to put together a bathroom basket

Step 1: Print your list of needed supplies
  • Tampax Tampons
  • Carefree Pantyliners
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobby Pins
  • Singer Sewing Kit
  • Safety Pins
  • Spray Deodorant (because no one wants to share a gel or solid)
  • Hair spray
  • Advil
  • Mints/Gum
  •  Dental Floss
  • Tums
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Lint Roller
  • Lotion
  • Perfume/Body Spray
  • Bandaids
  • Tide to go pen

 Step 2: Take your list to the store (Walmart, Target, Kmart) and buy supplies (keep in mind, if the supplies aren't used up, you will be stuck with them so don't go crazy & try not to spend too much)
Step 3: If you don't have a basket (or 2, depending on how many bathrooms are at the reception) Look at JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels, AC Moore, Tuesday Morning, etc. for baskets. (Again, get something you like because once the wedding is over you can use these somewhere around your house!)
Step 4: If you don't have craft supplies to make the sign for the basket, buy some ribbon, cardstock and craft paper while you are at the store.

Step 5: Type up or write out the saying for the sign
So happy you’re here sharing our special day
But just in case something should go astray:
Please help yourself to the contents within
Band-Aids, hairspray or ibuprofen
Use what you need, and just leave the rest
For it may be useful to some other guest!
Repair the damage that may have been done,
Then hurry back and join in the fun!
Step 6: Jazz up the sign
I printed mine on cardstock and backed it with light blue paper and then on black and white swirly paper.
Step 7: Weave the ribbon through the basket
Step 8: Attach the saying to the ribbon/basket (double stick tape works wonders with projects like this)
Step 9: Assemble the basket with all the supplies.  Take everything out of the plastic and packaging (your guests will be more likely to use them) Place tallest items in the back and try to configure everything so it can all be seen.
Step 10:  Don't forget to bring the bathroom basket to the reception site with you when you set up or to the planner (depends on who sets up)
Tip- If it is a Men/Women's bathroom, you don't need women's body spray and tampons in the men's basket ! ;-)

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