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Favors Wedding Ideas

  • 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 By: Victoria Hudgins

    Photos By: Carly Taylor   Looking for a quick way to make your favor boxes bright and personal? Embroidering the top of them is an easy way to add a little color and pizazz!     Materials: To complete the project you will need embroidery thread in your color palette, a needle, a pencil and favor boxes.     Step One: Using a pencil, draw out your design on the inside side of the box. You could draw a graphic shape like we did or make it more personal by placing your monogram, wedding date or other special note on the box.     Step Two: Thread your needle and begin stitching from the inside of the box (that way your tie offs will not be seen on the outside). Stitch back and forth until you have completed your design. We found that large stitches look the best and most modern for this project, plus the larger the stitch, the less time it will take :)     Step Three: Cut the string and tie off both stitch ends underneath the box with small knots.     Step Four: Fill with colorful confetti, the favor, and present to your guests!      
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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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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Edible favors are always a hit, and these tasty pickles are no exception. This easy recipe is part store-bought, part homemade, so it's simple to make yet oh-so-good.     You'll need: A 1-gallon jar of dill pickles A 5-pound bag of sugar 5 ounces of hot pepper sauce 10 cloves of garlic A teaspoon of red pepper flakes 4 pint-sized canning jars and lids

    First, drain all of the liquid from the pickle jar. If your pickles are not sliced, slice them using a food processor and return them to the jar.     Next, add the hot pepper sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes to the jar, and mix to combine. Then add the sugar, one-third of the bag at a time, mixing in between additions so that it's fully combined with the pickles.     Replace the lid on the jar and let it sit at room temperature for one week. Tip the jar back and forth throughout the week to continue to mix the ingredients together in the jar.     After a week, you're ready to can the pickles! Remove the metal rings and the lids from each jar, and sterilize the jars by boiling them in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the jars from the water and let them cool. While they're cooling, boil the lids for several minutes so that the ring around the edge of each lid gets soft; this will ensure that the lid creates an airtight seal around the jar. Once the lids are done, remove them from the water.     Fill each jar with pickles, liquid, and at least one garlic clove. Leave about a half inch from the top of the jar. Cover each jar with a lid, and then the metal ring.   We covered each jar with fabric, and made a label indicating what was inside. The pickles should be refrigerated and can last for a month after opening, so be sure to put your wedding date on the label as a reference!     Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Project and Photos By: Victoria Hudgins

    If embossing seems like a formality beyond your budget. Not to worry! It's a very easy craft to learn and will give your papers and packaging that polished look. This particular project shows embossed favors, but you can use the same tools to emboss your invitations, menus, programs, or save the dates!   You will need... A craft heater, available at most craft stores. A jar of embossing powder, which will last you through hundreds of favors boxes and other projects, a stamp in the words of your choice and a white stamp pad.     Step One: To emboss favor boxes, start by stamping the box with a very wet stamp. Take extra care to ensure the entire stamp has been covered before pressing down. You could use other colors but I love the look of embossing with white for a traditional wedding.     Step Two: Once the favor box is stamped sprinkle a generous amount of embossing powder on top of it.     Step Three: Use the heating tool to dry and heat the embossed word on your box top. It will bring pretty dimension to a simple statement.     Step Four: Tap the extra powder onto a sheet of paper for re-use!      
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    Photos By: Chelsea Fuss   Inspired by springtime, we created these fresh, yet totally inexpensive candy favors!     We found adorable bunny rabbit gummies and wrapped them in pretty Liberty fabric! It's the perfect pop of color for white wedding tables.     Materials: Candy Parchment paper Pretty fabric with a small, bright print Ribbon   Wrap the candies in parchment.     Cut a square of fabric, then wrap the parchment up and tie with a ribbon.     Display them clustered together.     Or place one bag on each plate!  

    Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

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  • Photo By: Mary Swenson

    Succulents are all the rage for weddings and parties, and with good reason: these little plants are not only completely adorable, but they're inexpensive and easy to work into just about any theme.     The popularity of succulents has made them available almost anywhere. We purchased ours for less than $3 each at a home improvement store!     There are many different types of succulents to choose from, and all require the same, easy care: a sunny window, and watering only when the soil is completely dry. We love how interesting different types of succulents look together, so we chose a variety for our project.     One of our favorite ways to see succulents is when they are paired with neutrals and rustic elements - they add a bit of a modern touch and subtle color to enhance the decor perfectly. We kept things super simple by keeping the succulent plants in their original plastic pots and wrapping kraft paper around each one.     Name tags were tied around each pot with a piece of unfussy twine.     The options are endless for how to display these tiny favors! We love the look of them arranged on a tiered stand...     ...or placed at each guests' spot at the table.     Remove the name tags and cluster the plants on a cake stand placed in the center of each table for an instant centerpiece...     ...or arrange them inside a wooden box for an ultra-pared down and rustic look. Your guests will love to take home these plants as a memento of your special day!     Photo By: Mary Swenson
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  • Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson

    What better way to celebrate a springtime wedding than with seedling favors that not only symbolize the start of a new growing season, but the blooming of your new life together as husband and wife? Packaged up neatly inside simple boxes, these favors are easy to make and convenient for guests to take home.     You'll need small kraft boxes, plastic wrap, potting soil, and the seeds of your choice. Herbs and grasses are virtually foolproof, but even pretty flowers will work. Check out the seeds available at your local garden center, and be sure to read the backs of the seed packets for the growing instructions before making a decision.     Start by lining the inside of your box with plastic wrap. This will prevent the box from getting soggy when watering the seeds.     Next, fill the lined box almost to the top with potting soil. Make sure to moisten the soil first with water so that it's easy to work with and to prepare it for the seeds. Following the planting instructions on the seed package, place the seed(s) on top of the dirt and cover lightly with more soil. Moisten the soil with water.     Trim away the excess plastic wrap.     When you're ready to assemble your favors, just gather the twine, string, or ribbon of your choice, as well as name tags and glue or double-sided tape.     Affix the name tag to the front of the box with a dab of glue or a bit of double-sided tape, and tie the twine around the box. Simple and cute!     The favors look sweet all lined up on a table, or set at each place setting...     ...or, showcase the favors alongside the flower or herb that they're getting. And don't forget to include (or display) care instructions for your seedling favors to ensure successful sprouting!     Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson
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    Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor   Everyone loves a dessert bar, so why not leave your guests with a little extra chocolate to take home.     Hand out truffles in these sweet little boxes.     To make you will need: Truffle download here and pretty designed paper of your choosing.     To Make: Print out the truffle box download onto the backside of your paper selection. The download makes six boxes per page. Any paper you love that has a pretty color on both sides will work (do not buy scrapbook paper with white or grid as the back for this project) as you will see the back on the inside of the box.     Cut out the truffle boxes, one per guest.     Fold the boxes on the four corner fold lines. The chocolate you use will block any view of the lines.     Fill your boxes will simple chocolate truffles.     Using the pretty homemade box will allow for even the simplest (read, cheapest) chocolates to look like fabulous boutique finds!       Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor  
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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 By: Victoria Hudgins

    Photos By: Carly Taylor   Looking for a quick way to make your favor boxes bright and personal? Embroidering the top of them is an easy way to add a little color and pizazz!     Materials: To complete the project you will need embroidery thread in your color palette, a needle, a pencil and favor boxes.     Step One: Using a pencil, draw out your design on the inside side of the box. You could draw a graphic shape like we did or make it more personal by placing your monogram, wedding date or other special note on the box.     Step Two: Thread your needle and begin stitching from the inside of the box (that way your tie offs will not be seen on the outside). Stitch back and forth until you have completed your design. We found that large stitches look the best and most modern for this project, plus the larger the stitch, the less time it will take :)     Step Three: Cut the string and tie off both stitch ends underneath the box with small knots.     Step Four: Fill with colorful confetti, the favor, and present to your guests!      
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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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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Edible favors are always a hit, and these tasty pickles are no exception. This easy recipe is part store-bought, part homemade, so it's simple to make yet oh-so-good.     You'll need: A 1-gallon jar of dill pickles A 5-pound bag of sugar 5 ounces of hot pepper sauce 10 cloves of garlic A teaspoon of red pepper flakes 4 pint-sized canning jars and lids

    First, drain all of the liquid from the pickle jar. If your pickles are not sliced, slice them using a food processor and return them to the jar.     Next, add the hot pepper sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes to the jar, and mix to combine. Then add the sugar, one-third of the bag at a time, mixing in between additions so that it's fully combined with the pickles.     Replace the lid on the jar and let it sit at room temperature for one week. Tip the jar back and forth throughout the week to continue to mix the ingredients together in the jar.     After a week, you're ready to can the pickles! Remove the metal rings and the lids from each jar, and sterilize the jars by boiling them in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the jars from the water and let them cool. While they're cooling, boil the lids for several minutes so that the ring around the edge of each lid gets soft; this will ensure that the lid creates an airtight seal around the jar. Once the lids are done, remove them from the water.     Fill each jar with pickles, liquid, and at least one garlic clove. Leave about a half inch from the top of the jar. Cover each jar with a lid, and then the metal ring.   We covered each jar with fabric, and made a label indicating what was inside. The pickles should be refrigerated and can last for a month after opening, so be sure to put your wedding date on the label as a reference!     Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Project and Photos By: Victoria Hudgins

    If embossing seems like a formality beyond your budget. Not to worry! It's a very easy craft to learn and will give your papers and packaging that polished look. This particular project shows embossed favors, but you can use the same tools to emboss your invitations, menus, programs, or save the dates!   You will need... A craft heater, available at most craft stores. A jar of embossing powder, which will last you through hundreds of favors boxes and other projects, a stamp in the words of your choice and a white stamp pad.     Step One: To emboss favor boxes, start by stamping the box with a very wet stamp. Take extra care to ensure the entire stamp has been covered before pressing down. You could use other colors but I love the look of embossing with white for a traditional wedding.     Step Two: Once the favor box is stamped sprinkle a generous amount of embossing powder on top of it.     Step Three: Use the heating tool to dry and heat the embossed word on your box top. It will bring pretty dimension to a simple statement.     Step Four: Tap the extra powder onto a sheet of paper for re-use!      
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    Photos By: Chelsea Fuss   Inspired by springtime, we created these fresh, yet totally inexpensive candy favors!     We found adorable bunny rabbit gummies and wrapped them in pretty Liberty fabric! It's the perfect pop of color for white wedding tables.     Materials: Candy Parchment paper Pretty fabric with a small, bright print Ribbon   Wrap the candies in parchment.     Cut a square of fabric, then wrap the parchment up and tie with a ribbon.     Display them clustered together.     Or place one bag on each plate!  

    Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

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  • Photo By: Mary Swenson

    Succulents are all the rage for weddings and parties, and with good reason: these little plants are not only completely adorable, but they're inexpensive and easy to work into just about any theme.     The popularity of succulents has made them available almost anywhere. We purchased ours for less than $3 each at a home improvement store!     There are many different types of succulents to choose from, and all require the same, easy care: a sunny window, and watering only when the soil is completely dry. We love how interesting different types of succulents look together, so we chose a variety for our project.     One of our favorite ways to see succulents is when they are paired with neutrals and rustic elements - they add a bit of a modern touch and subtle color to enhance the decor perfectly. We kept things super simple by keeping the succulent plants in their original plastic pots and wrapping kraft paper around each one.     Name tags were tied around each pot with a piece of unfussy twine.     The options are endless for how to display these tiny favors! We love the look of them arranged on a tiered stand...     ...or placed at each guests' spot at the table.     Remove the name tags and cluster the plants on a cake stand placed in the center of each table for an instant centerpiece...     ...or arrange them inside a wooden box for an ultra-pared down and rustic look. Your guests will love to take home these plants as a memento of your special day!     Photo By: Mary Swenson
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  • Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson

    What better way to celebrate a springtime wedding than with seedling favors that not only symbolize the start of a new growing season, but the blooming of your new life together as husband and wife? Packaged up neatly inside simple boxes, these favors are easy to make and convenient for guests to take home.     You'll need small kraft boxes, plastic wrap, potting soil, and the seeds of your choice. Herbs and grasses are virtually foolproof, but even pretty flowers will work. Check out the seeds available at your local garden center, and be sure to read the backs of the seed packets for the growing instructions before making a decision.     Start by lining the inside of your box with plastic wrap. This will prevent the box from getting soggy when watering the seeds.     Next, fill the lined box almost to the top with potting soil. Make sure to moisten the soil first with water so that it's easy to work with and to prepare it for the seeds. Following the planting instructions on the seed package, place the seed(s) on top of the dirt and cover lightly with more soil. Moisten the soil with water.     Trim away the excess plastic wrap.     When you're ready to assemble your favors, just gather the twine, string, or ribbon of your choice, as well as name tags and glue or double-sided tape.     Affix the name tag to the front of the box with a dab of glue or a bit of double-sided tape, and tie the twine around the box. Simple and cute!     The favors look sweet all lined up on a table, or set at each place setting...     ...or, showcase the favors alongside the flower or herb that they're getting. And don't forget to include (or display) care instructions for your seedling favors to ensure successful sprouting!     Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson
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    Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor   Everyone loves a dessert bar, so why not leave your guests with a little extra chocolate to take home.     Hand out truffles in these sweet little boxes.     To make you will need: Truffle download here and pretty designed paper of your choosing.     To Make: Print out the truffle box download onto the backside of your paper selection. The download makes six boxes per page. Any paper you love that has a pretty color on both sides will work (do not buy scrapbook paper with white or grid as the back for this project) as you will see the back on the inside of the box.     Cut out the truffle boxes, one per guest.     Fold the boxes on the four corner fold lines. The chocolate you use will block any view of the lines.     Fill your boxes will simple chocolate truffles.     Using the pretty homemade box will allow for even the simplest (read, cheapest) chocolates to look like fabulous boutique finds!       Project By: Victoria Hudgins Photos by: Carly Taylor  
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