Make Moroccan party decorations and favours

If you liked our Moroccan moodboard from issue 35, you’ll love these bonus projects that will add even more to the atmosphere. These party decoration projects will add a touch of spice to the proceedings and will create warm Moroccan souk-inspired hues and jewel tones. We think our this gorgeous combination works in a range of textures – from flowers, lace and paper to glass, fabric and even crochet to create a harmonious, sultry theme for your gathering – just add sparkle with twinkly candles and lights. So get making, then get glammed up for the most stylish of dos!

For the jars, you will need:
    • Clear or coloured glass jars or candle pots
    • Glass paint
    • Sponge
    • Doilies
    • Metallic spray paint
    • Washi tape
    • Crochet lace
    • Metallic spray paint
For the gift bags, you will need:
    • Coloured and patterned paper
    • Doilies
    • Metallic spray paint
    • Washi tape
Lace Jars
    1. Wrap a length of lace around the jar, allow for a 2cm overlap and cut to size. Place onto newspaper and spray with two coats of metallic paint. Leave to dry.
    2. Use a small piece cut from a kitchen sponge to apply coloured glass paint over the jar. Do not apply the paint too thickly, it is better to sponge one thin coat, leave it to dry and apply another.
    3. Fold the sprayed lace in half, coloured sides together and backstitch the ends together leaving a 1cm seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance and turn the lace tube right side out. Slide onto the jar once the paint is dry.
Washi Jars
    1. Use a straight sided coloured candle jar and fix a length of taut washi tape around the base, overlapping the ends and trimming neatly with a craft knife.
    2. Add a second strip of a different pattern around the jar in the same way. Continue to add washi tape, matching up the patterns if possible.
    3. Carefully burnish the tape down with a bone folder or your thumbnail.
Doily Jars
    1. Place a paper doily onto newspaper and spray with metallic paint. Leave to dry before respraying for perfect coverage.
    2. Wrap the dried doily around a coloured candle jar and crease around the bottom edge. Remove and cut along the crease line.
    3. Paste the back of the cut doily with diluted PVA before replacing around the jar and gently smoothing into place with a damp cloth to remove excess glue.
Gift Bags
    1. Fold in 9cm of a landscape A4 sheet of paper. Fold in the other side to meet the edge with a 1cm overlap and glue down.
    2. Place your hand inside the folded paper and move across so that you can refold and flatten the bag 3cm away from the first folds.
    3. Open the bag and press the narrow gusset between the pairs of folds to the inside, creasing it to make a concertina gusset.
    4. Fold up the bottom edge of the bag by 3cm and 4.5cm. Unfold, fold back the top layer only on the 4.5cm line and place your finger inside the gap to push the concertinaed ends flat against the 3cm fold line.
    5. Press down the sides of the resulting tray shape and crease the diagonal edges to make a flattened octagon shape.
    6. Fold in the top and bottom edges along the 3cm line and glue down. Fold down the top edge of the base of the bag so the gussets can be opened and the bag will stand up.
    7. Decorate the front of the bag with lengths of washi tape and sections of metallic sprayed doily, folding the embellishments in line with the creases of the bag so that it can be stored flat.