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  • Photos By: Jordan Ferney

        It's simple, sweet and eco-friendly. Now we have the step-by-step on this popular DIY from Jordan Ferney! Supplies + Sources: A Tray of Irish Moss, Mini Terra Cotta pots($1/each Home Depot,) Metallic Spray Paint ($5 Home Depot), Ribbon ($3/spool Paper Source)     Paint it Shiny: Lay out some scrap paper outside and spray the Terra Cotta pots following the directions on the can of spray paint. Then turn the pots over and spray the second side until it is all silver.     Did you know? A tray of Irish Moss is just $12 for 25 at Home Depot!     Get your Hands Dirty: Separate a section of the moss and shape the soil with your hands so it fits in the pot.     You want the moss to have a round shape, add or remove soil until it is at the right height.     Clean Up: Tuck the edges of the Moss into the pot so it has the round shape and no soil is showing. Brush any dirt off the top of the moss and wipe off any soil from the pot with a rag.     Make it Pretty: Add a ribbon and if desired attach a little sign or name tag to a toothpick.     These can serve as place settings or cute favors.     We love using moss for lots of reasons, but we love it most because of it's modern shape and feel.    
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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    Integrate the neon trend into your wedding in a unique way! We combined neon stickers from an office store with kraft paper for a fun take on the trend.

    You Will Need: small chocolate bars waxed kraft paper neon round stickers- you may need to buy several packages to get enough of the colors you need.  double-stick tape twine

    Step One:  Cut a piece of kraft paper to fit the chocolate bar. Cover with stickers in one color. Don't worry about making them even. They look best, just organically placed.     Step Two:  Wrap the chocolate bar in the paper and secure with double-stick tape if needed.     Step Three:  Wrap with twine.     Display Tip:  Place at each table setting or on your sign in table.     Enjoy!         

     

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    Photos By: Olivia Kanaley     Supplies (for each topiary):  Sheet moss Mini flower pot Stick Reindeer moss Label Two Styrofoam balls (these are 1.5" diameter) Scissors Craft glue (such as Aleene's tacky glue)   Instructions: 1. Take first Styrofoam ball and wrap it with sheet moss, securing with glue. 2. Place second Styrofoam ball in flower pot; it should fit snugly - you may have to trim it slightly with scissors. Cover the top with bits of reindeer moss, glue in place. 3. Connect both pieces with stick to form a topiary as shown. Secure with glue.
      Last but not least, add a label with guest's name.
      These adorable escort cards are also stunning favors.
      Enjoy!
      If DIY isn't your thing, we have these sweet topiary favors right in our shop at www.projectweddingfavors.com!   Photos By: Olivia Kanaley

     

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    Photos by: Chelsea Fuss     Edible favors are our favorite! First, grab some healthy almonds or any other type of nut!     Cheesecloth is an amazing choice to wrap them in -- cut them into 4 inch by 4 inch squares, then tear the fabric for a rustic look.     Make sure you purchase some Muslin Fabric to wrap your nuts in. Cut them into the same dimensions as the cheesecloths.     Find some sweet tags to address your goodie bags, These are from Martha Stewart Crafts.     Tie together with some simple string!     Voila! You are nearly done!     Label your tags.     Add tags and a sprig of sage (or another herb of your choice.)     Your sweet almond favors are done.
        If planning a green wedding, these are the perfect choice to compliment your day.    (Photos taken at The Ace Hotel Event Space)
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  • Project & Photos By: Jennifer Kirk

    These test tube vases are a pretty and clever way to give thanks to your guests! 

    You Will Need: 1 1/4" wooden blocks, fine sanding block or sand paper, wood stain, cloth (2) or sponge brush for staining, 15 x 85 mm test tubes, pencil, glue gun, power drill, vice clamps + workbench, small 1/4" drillbit, large 5/8" drillbit, protective goggles

    Step One: In pencil, lightly make an X on one side of a wooden block. Clamp down your block (I highly recommend a vice clamp which would be much sturdier than a single clamp) and in the center of the X, drill a small starter hole about halfway deep into the block (make sure to wear protective goggles).

    Step Two: Switch out small drillbit for larger 5/8" one. Drill into the block about halfway to two thirds deep.

    Step Three: Lightly sand any rough areas, then rub in a wood stain with a cloth or sponge brush. Let stain sit anywhere from 5-15 minutes (longer if you want a deeper color) then wipe off with a clean cloth. Let dry overnight.

    Step Four: Once the block is dry, apply a dab of hot glue to the bottom of a test tube. Insert into the block and hold upright for a few seconds. 

    Step Five: As the glue is setting, spin the block to make sure the test tube is mostly at a 90 degree angle. 

    Step Six: Fill the test tube half way full of water and add a budding flower bloom. 

    Step Seven: To finish it off, tie a small card with each guest's name and table number to the vase.  

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  • Project and Photos By: Victoria Hudgins

    This cute 'lil bag is great for holding lemons, limes or other summer treats. They are pretty and subtle and would look perfect resting on each plate at an afternoon summer wedding.     You can make these using miniature brown paper bags (found at Micheals) and white fabric doilies (found at craft stores or much cheaper at thrift stores). One doily will make four favor bags.     You Will Need... Paper Bags Doilies Mod Podge Brush Scissors Something fun to fill them!

    Step One:

    Cut the doilies into quarters as shown in the photo.     Step Two: Coat the back side of a quartered piece of doily with Mod Podge.     Step Three: Open a paper bag and place the doily on one of the bottom corners, with the two edges just hanging off.  
      Step Four: Firmly press the doily into shape on the front of the bag, then seal the edges on the bottom and side of the bag.     Step Five: Let dry and fill with a sweet or citrus-ey treat for your guests.        
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Create inexpensive escort cards that are completely unique with this DIY idea that guests are sure to love. Why? It comes with a sweet treat, of course.     These numbered cupcake toppers will satisfy any guests sweet tooth and cleverly direct them to their reception table.     Materials: Decorative Paper Scissors Craft Glue Pen Pencil Fresh Flowers, such as Aster or Gerber Daisies How To:     1. Draw or trace numbers onto decorative scraps of paper.     2. Cut out each number carefully with scissors.     3. Hand letter guests names, with a pen, onto each number. These numbers will represent what table your guests will be placed at for the reception.     4. Glue small flowers to each number and let dry.     Hang the finished escort cards from a bulletin board or rest each one on top of a cupcake for your guests to enjoy.   Optional: If the paper you're using is thin and/or flimsy, attach a small bamboo skewer or lollipop stick to the number before sticking it into the cupcake.  
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Paperwhite bulbs are super easy to grow, and produce tall, upright green stems topped with petite, white flowers. Nestled in a bed of pretty pebbles inside a mini vessel, ready to get growing, these bulbs can also be a sophisticated, rustic wedding favor. Here's how to put them together!     Materials & Supplies: Paperwhite bulbs are just the right size to fit inside inexpensive glass votive holders. Small pebbles (available at craft stores or garden centers) are all you'll need to plant the bulbs, and they look lovely inside the glass. Gather together cardstock, a nice pen, a hole punch, and twine for the tags.     To start, fill the votive holders about 3/4 of the way full with pebbles.     Paperwhite bulbs are available at garden centers in the fall and via the internet. You'll need one bulb per favor; store them in a cool, dry place until you're ready to use them.     Place the bulb root side down inside the votive holder, and gently push it down into the pebbles, so that the top half of the bulb is exposed. Fill with water so that the water level comes right to the base of the bulb.     Make simple paper tags to personalize each favor with guest names, and include instructions on how to care for the bulb inside.     Punch a small hole in the corner of each tag and feed a long piece of twine through the hole. Wrap the twine around the votive holder twice, keeping the tag to the front, and make a knot. Trim the ends of the twine.     Once the bulbs are planted, keep them in a cool, well-lit place, away from heat and out of direct sunlight. Keep the water level consistent.     Display the favors clustered together on a table, or leave one at each place setting as part of your table décor. These lovely little bulbs will bring a smile to your guests' faces, and in a few weeks they'll have a pretty flower to remind them of your wedding day!     Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    We all know how much your guests will enjoy seeing you kiss your new husband. Here is a fun alternative to having them tap their glasses to see the kiss!
      Materials: Scrapbook paper to match your wedding decor A bowl to trace Embroidery thread A hand stitching needle The download "shake for a kiss" label Multiple types of beans for shaking Scissors A glue stick A pen   Process: 1. Trace your bowl shape and cut out enough circles for each of your guests to have a shaker (or a few per table if you'd like to pair it down).     2. Cut out all of your circles.     3. Fold each of the circles in half and using the embroidery thread and stitch a line around the half circle.     Stitch away!     4. Before the last stitch fill your shaker with a handful of beans.     5. Close the shaker by stitching to the end and tying off the backside and cutting the tread down.     6. Print out labels and cut each along the lines to size.     7. Attach to the shaker using a glue stick.     8. Set out and enjoy the multiple opportunities you will have to kiss the man you just married!     Photos By: Carly Taylor
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  • Project and Photos By: Brittni Mehlhoff   This gilded wedding favor diy will ensure every guest at your wedding gets a sweet treat to take home, but that's not all. These favors also double as table numbers at the reception, so guests will know exactly where to sit on your big day.     Materials: Glassine Bags Number Stencils Gold Leaf and Gold Leaf Adhesive Wall Paper Samples or Decorative Paper Spray Adhesive (for the stencil) Scissors Tape or Stickers Paint Brush     Step One: Start by folding your glassine bag over at the top, so you can center your stencil based on the fold, instead of the very top of the bag. Flip your bag back over, with the top of the bag facing up.     Step Two: Flip your stencil over so that the 'back' is facing up. Spray a very thin layer of spray adhesive over the back of your entire stencil. Wait for it to dry slightly before flipping it back over and attaching it to your glassine bag. The spray adhesive should be tacky to the touch before applying the stencil to the bag.     Step Three: Now that the stencil has been secured to the bag, it is time to apply your gold leaf glue to the stencil space.     Step Four: Use short strokes and apply the glue very thinly. Wait for this to set up. You want the glue to be tacky before applying the gold leaf.     Step Five: Apply the gold leaf sheet directly on top of your stencil and smooth the sheet out.     Step Six: Press down gently over the entire surface with your fingers or a dry paint brush to ensure the gold leaf will stick to the glue.     Step Seven: Wait several minutes and then carefully begin to peel the stencil away from the glassine bag. Patience is key.     Step Eight: Once the stencil has been removed, press down lightly with your fingers on the gold once more to secure any loose areas.     Step Nine: Cut a piece of decorative paper or a scrap piece of patterned wallpaper and slip it inside the glassine bag to finish the look. Now your bags are ready for candy or other wedding favors.     Step Ten: Seal up the bags with stickers or pieces of tape and have the favors placed at each setting.              
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  • Photos By: Jordan Ferney

        It's simple, sweet and eco-friendly. Now we have the step-by-step on this popular DIY from Jordan Ferney! Supplies + Sources: A Tray of Irish Moss, Mini Terra Cotta pots($1/each Home Depot,) Metallic Spray Paint ($5 Home Depot), Ribbon ($3/spool Paper Source)     Paint it Shiny: Lay out some scrap paper outside and spray the Terra Cotta pots following the directions on the can of spray paint. Then turn the pots over and spray the second side until it is all silver.     Did you know? A tray of Irish Moss is just $12 for 25 at Home Depot!     Get your Hands Dirty: Separate a section of the moss and shape the soil with your hands so it fits in the pot.     You want the moss to have a round shape, add or remove soil until it is at the right height.     Clean Up: Tuck the edges of the Moss into the pot so it has the round shape and no soil is showing. Brush any dirt off the top of the moss and wipe off any soil from the pot with a rag.     Make it Pretty: Add a ribbon and if desired attach a little sign or name tag to a toothpick.     These can serve as place settings or cute favors.     We love using moss for lots of reasons, but we love it most because of it's modern shape and feel.    
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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    Integrate the neon trend into your wedding in a unique way! We combined neon stickers from an office store with kraft paper for a fun take on the trend.

    You Will Need: small chocolate bars waxed kraft paper neon round stickers- you may need to buy several packages to get enough of the colors you need.  double-stick tape twine

    Step One:  Cut a piece of kraft paper to fit the chocolate bar. Cover with stickers in one color. Don't worry about making them even. They look best, just organically placed.     Step Two:  Wrap the chocolate bar in the paper and secure with double-stick tape if needed.     Step Three:  Wrap with twine.     Display Tip:  Place at each table setting or on your sign in table.     Enjoy!         

     

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    Photos By: Olivia Kanaley     Supplies (for each topiary):  Sheet moss Mini flower pot Stick Reindeer moss Label Two Styrofoam balls (these are 1.5" diameter) Scissors Craft glue (such as Aleene's tacky glue)   Instructions: 1. Take first Styrofoam ball and wrap it with sheet moss, securing with glue. 2. Place second Styrofoam ball in flower pot; it should fit snugly - you may have to trim it slightly with scissors. Cover the top with bits of reindeer moss, glue in place. 3. Connect both pieces with stick to form a topiary as shown. Secure with glue.
      Last but not least, add a label with guest's name.
      These adorable escort cards are also stunning favors.
      Enjoy!
      If DIY isn't your thing, we have these sweet topiary favors right in our shop at www.projectweddingfavors.com!   Photos By: Olivia Kanaley

     

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    Photos by: Chelsea Fuss     Edible favors are our favorite! First, grab some healthy almonds or any other type of nut!     Cheesecloth is an amazing choice to wrap them in -- cut them into 4 inch by 4 inch squares, then tear the fabric for a rustic look.     Make sure you purchase some Muslin Fabric to wrap your nuts in. Cut them into the same dimensions as the cheesecloths.     Find some sweet tags to address your goodie bags, These are from Martha Stewart Crafts.     Tie together with some simple string!     Voila! You are nearly done!     Label your tags.     Add tags and a sprig of sage (or another herb of your choice.)     Your sweet almond favors are done.
        If planning a green wedding, these are the perfect choice to compliment your day.    (Photos taken at The Ace Hotel Event Space)
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  • Project & Photos By: Jennifer Kirk

    These test tube vases are a pretty and clever way to give thanks to your guests! 

    You Will Need: 1 1/4" wooden blocks, fine sanding block or sand paper, wood stain, cloth (2) or sponge brush for staining, 15 x 85 mm test tubes, pencil, glue gun, power drill, vice clamps + workbench, small 1/4" drillbit, large 5/8" drillbit, protective goggles

    Step One: In pencil, lightly make an X on one side of a wooden block. Clamp down your block (I highly recommend a vice clamp which would be much sturdier than a single clamp) and in the center of the X, drill a small starter hole about halfway deep into the block (make sure to wear protective goggles).

    Step Two: Switch out small drillbit for larger 5/8" one. Drill into the block about halfway to two thirds deep.

    Step Three: Lightly sand any rough areas, then rub in a wood stain with a cloth or sponge brush. Let stain sit anywhere from 5-15 minutes (longer if you want a deeper color) then wipe off with a clean cloth. Let dry overnight.

    Step Four: Once the block is dry, apply a dab of hot glue to the bottom of a test tube. Insert into the block and hold upright for a few seconds. 

    Step Five: As the glue is setting, spin the block to make sure the test tube is mostly at a 90 degree angle. 

    Step Six: Fill the test tube half way full of water and add a budding flower bloom. 

    Step Seven: To finish it off, tie a small card with each guest's name and table number to the vase.  

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  • Project and Photos By: Victoria Hudgins

    This cute 'lil bag is great for holding lemons, limes or other summer treats. They are pretty and subtle and would look perfect resting on each plate at an afternoon summer wedding.     You can make these using miniature brown paper bags (found at Micheals) and white fabric doilies (found at craft stores or much cheaper at thrift stores). One doily will make four favor bags.     You Will Need... Paper Bags Doilies Mod Podge Brush Scissors Something fun to fill them!

    Step One:

    Cut the doilies into quarters as shown in the photo.     Step Two: Coat the back side of a quartered piece of doily with Mod Podge.     Step Three: Open a paper bag and place the doily on one of the bottom corners, with the two edges just hanging off.  
      Step Four: Firmly press the doily into shape on the front of the bag, then seal the edges on the bottom and side of the bag.     Step Five: Let dry and fill with a sweet or citrus-ey treat for your guests.        
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff   Create inexpensive escort cards that are completely unique with this DIY idea that guests are sure to love. Why? It comes with a sweet treat, of course.     These numbered cupcake toppers will satisfy any guests sweet tooth and cleverly direct them to their reception table.     Materials: Decorative Paper Scissors Craft Glue Pen Pencil Fresh Flowers, such as Aster or Gerber Daisies How To:     1. Draw or trace numbers onto decorative scraps of paper.     2. Cut out each number carefully with scissors.     3. Hand letter guests names, with a pen, onto each number. These numbers will represent what table your guests will be placed at for the reception.     4. Glue small flowers to each number and let dry.     Hang the finished escort cards from a bulletin board or rest each one on top of a cupcake for your guests to enjoy.   Optional: If the paper you're using is thin and/or flimsy, attach a small bamboo skewer or lollipop stick to the number before sticking it into the cupcake.  
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Paperwhite bulbs are super easy to grow, and produce tall, upright green stems topped with petite, white flowers. Nestled in a bed of pretty pebbles inside a mini vessel, ready to get growing, these bulbs can also be a sophisticated, rustic wedding favor. Here's how to put them together!     Materials & Supplies: Paperwhite bulbs are just the right size to fit inside inexpensive glass votive holders. Small pebbles (available at craft stores or garden centers) are all you'll need to plant the bulbs, and they look lovely inside the glass. Gather together cardstock, a nice pen, a hole punch, and twine for the tags.     To start, fill the votive holders about 3/4 of the way full with pebbles.     Paperwhite bulbs are available at garden centers in the fall and via the internet. You'll need one bulb per favor; store them in a cool, dry place until you're ready to use them.     Place the bulb root side down inside the votive holder, and gently push it down into the pebbles, so that the top half of the bulb is exposed. Fill with water so that the water level comes right to the base of the bulb.     Make simple paper tags to personalize each favor with guest names, and include instructions on how to care for the bulb inside.     Punch a small hole in the corner of each tag and feed a long piece of twine through the hole. Wrap the twine around the votive holder twice, keeping the tag to the front, and make a knot. Trim the ends of the twine.     Once the bulbs are planted, keep them in a cool, well-lit place, away from heat and out of direct sunlight. Keep the water level consistent.     Display the favors clustered together on a table, or leave one at each place setting as part of your table décor. These lovely little bulbs will bring a smile to your guests' faces, and in a few weeks they'll have a pretty flower to remind them of your wedding day!     Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    We all know how much your guests will enjoy seeing you kiss your new husband. Here is a fun alternative to having them tap their glasses to see the kiss!
      Materials: Scrapbook paper to match your wedding decor A bowl to trace Embroidery thread A hand stitching needle The download "shake for a kiss" label Multiple types of beans for shaking Scissors A glue stick A pen   Process: 1. Trace your bowl shape and cut out enough circles for each of your guests to have a shaker (or a few per table if you'd like to pair it down).     2. Cut out all of your circles.     3. Fold each of the circles in half and using the embroidery thread and stitch a line around the half circle.     Stitch away!     4. Before the last stitch fill your shaker with a handful of beans.     5. Close the shaker by stitching to the end and tying off the backside and cutting the tread down.     6. Print out labels and cut each along the lines to size.     7. Attach to the shaker using a glue stick.     8. Set out and enjoy the multiple opportunities you will have to kiss the man you just married!     Photos By: Carly Taylor
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  • Project and Photos By: Brittni Mehlhoff   This gilded wedding favor diy will ensure every guest at your wedding gets a sweet treat to take home, but that's not all. These favors also double as table numbers at the reception, so guests will know exactly where to sit on your big day.     Materials: Glassine Bags Number Stencils Gold Leaf and Gold Leaf Adhesive Wall Paper Samples or Decorative Paper Spray Adhesive (for the stencil) Scissors Tape or Stickers Paint Brush     Step One: Start by folding your glassine bag over at the top, so you can center your stencil based on the fold, instead of the very top of the bag. Flip your bag back over, with the top of the bag facing up.     Step Two: Flip your stencil over so that the 'back' is facing up. Spray a very thin layer of spray adhesive over the back of your entire stencil. Wait for it to dry slightly before flipping it back over and attaching it to your glassine bag. The spray adhesive should be tacky to the touch before applying the stencil to the bag.     Step Three: Now that the stencil has been secured to the bag, it is time to apply your gold leaf glue to the stencil space.     Step Four: Use short strokes and apply the glue very thinly. Wait for this to set up. You want the glue to be tacky before applying the gold leaf.     Step Five: Apply the gold leaf sheet directly on top of your stencil and smooth the sheet out.     Step Six: Press down gently over the entire surface with your fingers or a dry paint brush to ensure the gold leaf will stick to the glue.     Step Seven: Wait several minutes and then carefully begin to peel the stencil away from the glassine bag. Patience is key.     Step Eight: Once the stencil has been removed, press down lightly with your fingers on the gold once more to secure any loose areas.     Step Nine: Cut a piece of decorative paper or a scrap piece of patterned wallpaper and slip it inside the glassine bag to finish the look. Now your bags are ready for candy or other wedding favors.     Step Ten: Seal up the bags with stickers or pieces of tape and have the favors placed at each setting.              
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