Hi I'm MARY, a graphic designer and floral stylist based in Winter Park, Florida. My husband Tim (the city's Sustainability Officer) and I are currently working on our first major home renovation to our 1970's cottage in the heart of Winter Park. Sustainable living and simplicity are the driving forces behind our passions and design philosophies.

You can see my flower work at and follow my renovation and gardening adventures on instagram, @marystonecypher.

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DIY: Glass water bottle favors

I'm so excited to share my first DIY project with you all!! I've always been keen on handing out reusable, sustainable party favors. I like being able to give people something that they will be able to use to their own liking and hang on to for awhile. These glass bottles are perfect, because after the water is gone you can use them for storing homemade salad dressings, lemonade or even flowers! 

For this table, I made a tablecloth out of bright blue gingham fabric and a napkin from light mustard yellow fabric (to bring out the flowers!). Glass water bottles were adorned with personalized manila mailing tags for each guest. Fresh chamomile flowers were picked across the street from this park and piled in a galvanized tin earlier that morning.

Total Cost per Favor (including all decor): $5.34

I hope you enjoyed! You can see more pictures on my Flickr!

Thanks Lauren for helping out!! :)

Sources: Table Cloth + Napkin Fabric from Ikea, Manila Mailing Tags from Hooray Design similar tags at Office Depot, Glass Water Bottles from Ikea, Flower tin from Ikea similar ones at Pottery Barn

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these are gorgeous!

This looks fantastic, Mary! Great photography and styling. I love it!!!

These are beautiful! What a great idea! I have a bottle just like this that I keep homeade salad dressing in-I love it! What a great favor for a party! I've been a fan of your blog for a while and I always enjoy your posts!

these are so simple and sweet! I love this idea!!

I love it! It turned out beautiful!!! And the colors are gorgeous! Lauren did a good job on the pictures!

Beautiful work, Mary!!! I love everything about this idea!

This is such a brilliant idea. Simple but so clever. Lovely photography and styling. Thanks so much for sharing!


this is a great idea...and one that I will definitely copy!! I love the photos too...fantastic!

THis is such a original idea. Maybe i will borrow it for my wedding. Thank you for sharing it.

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