A true DIY bride (or groom!) knows that thoughtful favors make the best parting gifts. Stick to wedding favors that your guests will find pleasing and a little practical, too—and steer clear of anything too “crafty.” These 15 bloggers share a few of the cheapest (and downright cutest) ways to pull together boutique-style favors for cherished friends and family.
Soul Makes creates DIY Wedding Favors that pull double-duty as glassware for the reception and take-home gifts that keep on giving. These personalized drinking glasses are fun for carrying throughout the night—even to the dance floor! You simply need clear glass jars and paint markers for this DIY.
You can’t go wrong with sweet treats. Seriously, you can’t. Evermine’s S’more Fixings use inexpensive supplies you may even have in your pantry. The cute packaging embellishes the Hershey’s chocolate and Jet-Puffed Marshmallows just enough to make for a perfect party favor.
The DIY Hot Cocoa Favors from Green Wedding Shoes are fitting for a fall or winter wedding. This tutorial shows you how to vary your hot cocoa flavors between lavender, orange, cinnamon and double chocolate. And each vial is runs only about a dollar! Consider coordinating your cocoa mix with the wedding cake flavors for an extra-special touch.
Ruffled creates DIY Paint Stick Key Chains that can be used for table place cards, as well as a fun favor to take home. Guests can keep the painted stick on their keys to always remember your special day, or even use as a bookmark.
Succulents never go out of style. The Knotty Bride’s Succulent DIY will dress up the reception tables while working as a wedding favor too. This earth-friendly idea can be made in mini terra cotta pots, glass jars, or candleholders, as shown on the blog–or whatever containers you happen to have on hand.
These DIY Pansy Favors from Intimate Weddings will add natural, budget-friendly color to your spring or summer wedding tablescape. Add a simple name tag to double as a place card, and you’ve got a triple threat item—decor, place card and take-home wedding favor.
Bldg 25 Blog’s Paper Pot Press DIY displays three ways to use an inexpensive paper pot press to design wedding favors. For example, the seed packets shown above could be paired with the saying, “Watch our love grow!” Consider the possibilities…
Lia Griffith’s Monogram Matchboxes simply call for matchboxes (which you can buy in bulk for super-cheap) and the free printable and customizable labels found on the blog. This chic wedding favor is as practical as it gets.
The DIY Vanilla Sugar Favors from Apple Brides offer up a perfect wedding favor, thanks to the white hue and soothing vanilla scent. Each tube runs about one dollar, and the rest of the supplies, other than the vanilla pod, should be found at home.
Your java-loving guests will be wide-eyed for these adorable favors. The Coffee Bean Wedding Favors from Something Turquoise only require tiny jars and a scoop of your favorite coffee beans. You can even personalize and download the “Thank you for bean here!” label for free.
The Oreo-Stuffed Cookie Favor from Marry This will be the perfect treat after a long night of dancing, or the perfect take-away dessert to continue celebrating the wedding the next day. Track down packaging that matches your wedding colors, and download this clever, heart-shaped sticker for free.
Project Wedding’s Scrabble Magnet Favors make a fun surprise for your guests. Create words that describe you and your main squeeze, or go above and beyond by writing a word that describes each guest and use them as place cards. You can even tie a personal note. This DIY is the definition of thoughtful.
If you want to send your guests with something edible without offering more desserts, try this Lavender Elderflower Jelly recipe from Once Wed. The jelly is cheap and easy to make and is sure to impress your guests with its unique flavor and soft aroma.
These DIY Lace Tambourines from Honestly WTF are decorative keepsakes that could easily compliment any home or workspace. The hoop and bells for each favor can be purchased for under $2, and if you’re lucky, you may find some lace at home to recycle. Your guests will have fun creating a musical parade to send you and your groom off to the honeymoon.
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