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Stacey Solomon makes her wedding favours for 65p each as she plans small wedding with coronavirus restrictions

STACEY Solomon got stuck into making wedding favours for her upcoming nuptials to Joe Swash.

The Eastenders star got down on one knee on Christmas Eve in the woods near their house in Essex – which Stacey says is one of her “favourite places in the world”.


Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon is engaged to Joe SwashCredit: Instagram

She may have shot to fame on The X Factor – but these days, Stacey is well-known for her crafty tips.

So it’ll come as no surprise that she’s planning on making a few bits and bobs for the wedding.

Stacey spent her afternoon while Joe napped with their son Rex, one, trialling some favours ideas.

She bought some ‘make your own coasters’ from eBay “to see if they’re nice” so people at their wedding “can take them home as a memory”.


She spent her Wednesday afternoon putting together her wedding favoursCredit: Instagram


Stacey bought some round plastic containers from eBay for 65pCredit: Instagram


And filled them with dry flowers and eucalyptus leavesCredit: Instagram


Which she will top off with her and Joe’s initials in gold writingCredit: Instagram

Stacey filled the plastic containers with fake eucalyptus leaves and dry flowers, admitting the favours were “quick and easy to do”.

She admitted she would make more of the favours up depending on Covid restrictions and if she would “allowed more people there on the day, they’ll be easy to keep adding to”.

The Loose Women panellist said she would put some ‘S&J’ gold labels on them to complete the look.

Stacey then revealed she bagged the adornments and containers for a bargain online.


Stacey is mum to Zachary, 12, and Leighton, seven, from previous relationships and Joe, one, with JoeCredit: Instagram

“These coasters are from eBay I just typed in ‘clear round coasters to fill’. They cost me £13 for 20 so about 65p each. But I’m sure you can buy them in bulk for even cheaper,” she wrote on Instagram.

Earlier this month, the mum-of-three, 31, revealed she has her heart set on marrying in 2021 as their “loved ones won’t be around forever”.

It’s been less than a month since Stacey got engaged – and the star has wasted no time searching for venues.

Last week, Stacey answered questions from some of her 4m followers on Instagram about the wedding and revealed they’ve already found the place they want to tie the knot.


Stacey will have a small wedding this year in compliance with coronavirus restrictionsCredit: Instagram


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Answering a question about whether she’d ever get married abroad, Stacey shared a photo of a converted church with a glass ceiling – but didn’t confirm if this was her venue.

She said: “I used to think I wanted to run away and elope, but after losing family members this year, I could not feel more opposite…”

So far, it seems like Stacey has already got a fairytale-worthy engagement ring – after Joe incorporated opals (which are Stacey’s birth stone) from Australia into the design to represent where they first met.

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