Recently I was talking to a friend of mine about ideas for party favours. We were trying to come up with an idea for something easy to put together, not too costly, and useful for a family wedding. There’s nothing worse than spending time and money on putting together party favours and having people toss them out as soon as they get home.
A few days after that conversation I came across some ‘design it yourself’ tumblers at my local dollar store. They come with a paper template you can replace and create a custom design. Instantly the DIY light bulb went off in my head – chai to go tumblers! What desi family wouldn’t want a supply of these in their cupboard. Not to mention, this is literally the easiest DIY you will ever do. Don’t have a crafty bone in your body? It’s okay, you can still use scissors 😉
Travel tumblers with insert option (I’ve seen them on amazon and similar sites)
Scrapbook paper in designs you like
Scissors for cutting
Instant Chai Moments (optional, but very cute:)Start by tracing the template provided with the mug, cut out the correct shape, and insert back into the mug – that’s it!
I used some interesting scrapbook papers I found at Michael’s and Joann’s, along with this beautiful handmade paper from India that I picked up at Paper Source last year. I love that you can personalize this project with your favourite colours, or even to match your wedding theme!
Text: Raj Thandhi
Photography: Aziz Dhamani