Creating clever little favors for parties and get-togethers is one of my favorite indulgences. This is how, when inspiration strikes, Galentine's Day Champagne Cans for a February brunch come about, or Mini Champagne Bottles (I see a theme here!) for the 2011 Oscars (see last picture) with each guest's Facebook profile page serving as the label (it was Social Network's Oscar year!). My wallet got lucky for this year's Oscars watch when I realized my love of the now Oscar-winning animated short Paperman could make for a cute little gift at no cost to yours truly.
Small pieces of tape
Scraps of paper*
*Since our leading man in the film used work papers to make his paper planes, I grabbed a few sheets out of my work recycling bin for the project.
I cut my scraps of paper into 3 x 3.5" rectangles for maximum cuteness.
And now for the smooch!
A bowl of paper plane kisses. Beyond my Oscars celebration, I like the idea of hiding these in places for your significant other (or anyone who could use a kiss!): inside a desk drawer, a shoe, a book, an empty coffee mug, on a computer keyboard, or even send a kiss by paper plane through the mail. The cuteness is hard to resist!
And if you still haven't seen Paperman and are interested, the 6.5 minute film is still available online here.
*images property of Diane Crary