Easy-to-Make Wedding Favors

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Send wedding guests away with pretty party favors. We're sharing our favorite DIY wedding favors, including sweet treats and gorgeous gifts.

Personal Champagne Bottles

Toast your guests with mini champagne bottles. Add personal touches like party straws and glittery gold ribbon for a glamorous favor that keeps the party going.

Dip-Dyed Fans

Having a summer wedding? Keep the heat at bay with colorful dip-dyed fans. This easy DIY project transforms inexpensive white paper fans into custom party favors. Place them on outdoor reception tables or hand them out prior to outdoor ceremonies.

Custom Spice Blend

Is the groom a grilling master? Give guests the secret to his best-loved recipe with custom spice blends. To create the blends, simply scale up the recipe and pack into metal tins.

S'mores Kit

Take everyone right back to childhood with personal s'mores kits perfect for backyard weddings and outdoor summer receptions. To get the look, simply fold a cloth napkin into empty berry baskets. Then fill with the traditional s'more fixings like graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.

Recipe Cards

Have a signature recipe friends are always asking for? Give them what they want with custom recipe cards. For the sweetest presentation, pack the cards in brown paper bags and add a sprig of fresh herbs like rosemary or dill flowers.

Chocolate Bark

Go ahead, indulge! Perfect for after dinner, boxes of sweet chocolate bark do double duty as dessert and party favors. We've topped this version with our favorite loose tea blend.

Copper-Dipped Wine Glasses

Love the look of expensive copper-dipped wine glasses? Make them yourself for a fraction of the cost! Using painter's tape, cover the glasses but leave the stem exposed. Coat the stem with copper spray paint, and you're done!

Herb Wreath

Send guests home with a fragrant reminder of your fresh spring wedding. To create the herb wreaths, simply twist fresh herbs around a circular wire frame. Having a big reception? Make mini-wreaths!

Creative Constellation

Planning an outdoor evening reception? Turn guest's gazes to the sky with printed constellation maps. Choose your favorite constellations and print them on personalized cards.

Snack Bar

Keep late-night reception cravings at bay with a stocked snack bar. Wedding goers will love filling take-home bags with salty snack mixes, nuts, and candy.

Beauty Bag

Stock the reception bathrooms with these sweet swag bags. Stick to one inexpensive beauty product like nail polish and choose shades that match wedding decor. A simple cloth bag makes the perfect package.

Wine Labels

Personalize a wine bottle for each table or each guest using an engagement photo. Print it 2-1/2 inches high on white or ivory cardstock, allowing approximately 4 inches below the picture for a handwritten message and embellishments.

Candied Orange Peels

Candy doesn't get cuter than this! Bright orange candied peels make the perfect summer wedding favor. Make the orange peels ahead and store in airtight glass jars.

Potted Succulents

Make wedding centerpieces do double-duty as cute party favors. Plant simple succulents in mini pots and encourage guests to take them home. The low-maintenance plants are perfect for office desks, kitchen counters, and even coffee tables.

Sweet and Salty Caramels

Homemade candy is hard to resist -- especially our salt and pink peppercorn caramels. Wrap them up and gift them in decorated bags. For a personalized touch, stamp plain bags with a monogram.

Cute Cookies

Put your love on display with these adorable heart-shape cookies. To make, simply add red food coloring to your favorite sugar-cookie mix, then roll and cut! We sealed each bag with colorful cardstock and ribbon.

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Tea Blend

Craft the perfect cup of tea with a custom wedding blend. Simply buy loose tea in bulk, mix, and transfer to small class containers. Add a custom name and don't forget brewing instructions.

Vibrant Journals

Use store-bought journals as wedding reception accents and favors. If the journal has a window in the cover, embellish the page underneath with a short sentiment or tiny accent. If it's solid, use stickers or chipboard accents to liven up the cover.

Cookie Bar

Skip basic wedding cake and get creative with a cookie bar. Give guests empty bakery boxes and let them mix and match. For an extra special touch, include recipe cards and ribbon to pretty-up the package.

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