Nine Do-It-Yourself Wedding Favors
Crafting your own group of unique wedding favors does not mean you have to sacrifice quality. Listed below is a collection of easy-to-do DIY projects that’ll provide your guests with elegant wedding favors.
1). Lottery Scratch-off Tickets. With scratch-off lotto tickets, there will be no doubt that each of your guests will use their wedding favors. Simply place your scratch-off ticket into glassine envelopes and affix decorative personalized labels that cleverly read “Lucky in Love”. A nice touch would be to include a penny that was minted in the same year your wedding will take place. A perfect DIY wedding favor for any season!
2). Forced Bulbs. Take 2 to 3 forced bulbs (eg: paperwhites, amaryllis) and place them inside a drawstring burlap bag or jute bag. Dangle a personalized hang tag that reads “Love Blooms” from the drawstrings. Makes great fall wedding favors or winter wedding favors!
3). Homemade Jam. Share your family recipe for sweet homemade jam by canning them into miniature glass jars. Tie a gingham wedding ribbon around the neck of the jar. Hang a custom label that reads your names and wedding date.
4). Chocolate Bars. Perfect for the inner-graphic designer in you. Remove the original paper wrapper and take note of its measurements. Based on these measurements, design a new wrapper using your favorite illustrating software. Print your design onto colored paper. Wrap your new design around the chocolate bars. Use double-sided tape to secure the ends of the paper wrapper.
5). Pears. Pears are a delicious fruit that makes a wonderful symbol of your status as the “perfect pair.” Create a rubber stamp with your names and date and the phrase “The Perfect Pair.” Stamp onto squares of kraft paper or light-weight butcher paper. Wrap around each pear. Present in a rustic wood crate and invite guests to pluck their own pears.
6). Homemade Chocolates. Make homemade chocolates using one of the many molds out in the market today. Put some of these sweets in a little translucent bag. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the bag and dangle a tag that reads “Thank You.”
7). Homemade Cookies. Using a family secret recipe, bake cookies and place them in a small baker’s box. Wrap in red and white baker’s twine and a darling hang tag that reads “Sweet Treats.”
8). Small Bouquet of Flowers. Place small sprigs of flowers into plastic vials. Wrap several vials together with decorative fabric and tie with a colorful ribbon. Present them all on a wick basket and invite your guests to pick their own flowers.
9). Small Potted Herbs. Small pots of thyme, rosemary and basil make practical wedding favors for a spring wedding or garden theme event. Wrap a colorful ribbon printed with your names and wedding date around the clay pot to personalize the look.