Piece of Pie Favors
These charming favors are perfect for a small wedding or a bridal shower. Total cost is a little under $1 not including the pie.
pie kits from Petit Moulin Etsy Shop (includes boxes, parchment, twine and forks!)
double stick tape
yummy pie (we used strawberry rhubarb)
white pen to add names (optional)
1. Write the name of each guest on the box while it’s still flat.
2.Crease the cardboard boxes and secure with double sided tape.
3. Cut a piece of parchment to fit the box and place it inside.
4. Cut a piece of pie to fit inside the box.
5. Cut a smaller piece of…
This centerpiece is so easy to make and is perfect for a fresh, modern Spring wedding!
Total cost was less than $10.
-Wheatgrass plants (or you can plant the seeds and wait a few weeks for them to grow). We recommend 3 for a round table and 5 for a long rectangle table.
-parchment paper or freezer paper
-waxed twine (available at kitchen stores)
-chalkboard garden markers and chalk or a chalk pencil available at Terrain
1. Cut a square of parchment.
2. Wrap the bottom of the grass pots in the paper and tie with string.
3. Write the table number (or names if you want them to be…
Try this fun idea for favors! Set up a mini flower market at your reception for guests to take bundles of greens, herbs or flowers. Total cost: Less than $1 a favor (for greens).
greens or flowers
water vials and cellophane (if you are using flowers or sensitive greens)
1. Bundle together the greens. If you are using flowers, place a few stems of blooms in water vials.
2. Wrap in newspaper. We used Le Monde Diplomatique because the paper is extra thick and shiny. You can find it at large bookstores or newspaper shops.
3. Cut a small square of newspaper and wrap the greens. Secure with twine. If you…
Instead of traditional cake, consider giving each guest a cake with their name on it! These are refreshingly modern and easy to make!Cost: approximately 50 cents per cake
Your favorite chocolate cake recipe
Paper baking cups (find them here)
Paper florist ribbon
1. Bake the little cakes in the molds. Use extra batter so the cakes will puff up a little higher than the paper molds. Let the cakes cool down.
2. Measure strips of parchment and cut to wrap around the bottom of the cakes.
3. Add a ribbon and personalized tag.
4. Line up on a pretty table!
Any of the cake…
Scrabble Love Wine Charms
Upcycling Scrabble tiles is a fun way to give old game sets new life. These LOVE Scrabble tile wine charms are made from authentic scrabble tiles and Swarovski Crystal Elements glass beads.
The charms can be easily opened and secured to any wine glass. These wine charms are sure to add whimsy to any gathering and would be great as a wedding or shower favor. Any hostess, bride, wine lover or special valentine would love to receive this set of 4 charms!
Vintage Typewriter Earrings
Using materials from old typewriters, Joy Sparks Designs creates one-of-a-kind accessories for men and women. These dangle style earrings have a fun x and o theme and customizing is available.
These playful candy bags make great favors for a wedding, shower or party!
Total cost for each is around .50.
Colored mini paper bags (ours are from Michael’s)
1. Write names (with table numbers if needed) on each bag.
2. Cut the sides of the bag about an inch at the top.
3. Fill with candy.
4. Fluff the top, gather, and tie with string.
Tips: Fluff out the top of the bag to make it look festive and keep the strings long.
No time? Buy it: Martha Stewart Candy Bags from Michael’s
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she’ll be posting DIY projects that easy to do while packing a big punch.
1. Tiffany Necklace
Surprise your bridesmaids and your maid of honor with a beautiful, sustainable and organic pearl necklace. The cultivation of pearls requires the preservation of the ecosystem. The water must be pristine, the land around it must be undisturbed and the air clean. The slightest change in water temperature, salinity, pollution and current can kill the oysters. In fact, the cultivation of pearls is the only industry that requires man to preserve and protect the environment.
2. Grand Marnier Lollipops
These lovely lollies have a pretty sheen to them. The Grand Marnier, an orange-flavored brandy liqueur, stands on its own, full of sunny lusciousness. Real, edible 23K gold sprinkled…
These charming chocolate bars will be a guest favorite! Cost is around .50.
glue (fabric glue or hot glue gun)
1. Cut a piece of fabric with pinking shears to fit the chocolate bar.
2. Wrap the chocolate bar with the fabric like you would wrapping paper.
3. Secure with tiny dots of fabric or hot glue.
4. Tie with string.
5. Add personalized tags.
Be sure to iron your fabric first!
Any wedding planner or stationery designer could assist you with these.
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she is posting DIY projects that are easy to do while packing a big punch.
Let’s talk favors! What I love about the MyWedding Shop is that there is something for everyone. For example, I love the idea of giving out personalized hot sauce bottles or colorful decks of playing cards. But you may be more of a plantable seed packet kind of gal. And that’s great, because the MyWedding Shop pretty much has every type of couple covered, and (most importantly) every price point.
Here are a few of my faves, but go here to see all the favors (because, seriously, there are hundreds upon hundreds of options):
Plantable seed favors
Mini glass jars
Starfish bottle stopper
Lantern tealight holders