DIY Wedding Favors
Wedding season is fast approaching, and it seems every couple planning to tie the knot has 1,001 things to do before the big day. One small but important detail that often gets left until the last minute is the wedding reception favors. In addition to being tokens of appreciation for each of your guests, favors can help establish your wedding's theme and add extra magic to the day. While it is easy to purchase personalized items like magnets or mousepads, you can make things even more special with wedding favors you make yourself. Here are 3 ideas for DIY wedding favors.
Homemade soap is easier to create than you might think. Most of the ingredients can be found at your local craft store, and it does not require a lot of complicated equipment. In addition, it is a craft that is easy to personalize with favorite scents, or you make it to match your wedding colors. Package the soap with a homemade card with the wedding date and a charming ribbon to give it an even more personal touch.
Place Card Planters
Combine a place card with a favor by giving guests tiny potted plants. Hardy and funky succulents are in style right now, and they perfectly lend themselves to this project. Get some inexpensive baby plants at a nursery, or start with cuttings from your own plants. Then, transplant them into small planters. If the planters are plain, make a simple cover out of colorful paper to jazz them up. Next, add a place card made from a plant marker, and finish it with a piece of ribbon. This is a great idea for garden weddings and outdoor celebrations.
Everyone knows homemade treats make excellent gifts, but they also make fun wedding favors. Fill mason jars with your own mix of granola, then finish them with creative labels and lids. You also can assemble some recipes in jars so your guests can make their own treats when they get home. One of the freshest ideas in edible wedding favors is pie in a jar. Other delicious ideas for favors include herb-infused olive oil and homemade spice mixes.
Making your own wedding favors is a wonderful opportunity to express your appreciation for the people who share your special day. Give them some of your own personal flair for a wedding detail they are sure to remember.