25

Feb

2011

Inspiration Friday: DIY wedding favours

The whole world seems to have gone DIY wedding mad! It seems that the credit crunch has done wonders for the crafting industry! So many of my brides are making bits and bobs themselves, from invitations, to tea light holders, to runners, bunting……..you name it people have got DIY fever!
Occcasionally I  hand over the blog to one of my lovely readers or suppliers and let them tell talk about their specialist area. Today on Inspiration Friday I have the lovely Chloe from Love Making it to tell you all about her DIY Wedding Favours.

Thanks to Kelly for having me over on Boho today, it was a fun post to put together so I hope it gives you some ideas or at least inspires you to give DIY a go.

Wedding favours are small gifts from the bride and groom to show their appreciation to their guests. There are so many creative options out there and doing-it-yourself not only makes them more personal but can also be more cost effective, sorry sugared almonds!

My first suggestion would work well for ‘natural or ‘rusticwedding styles and were really simple to make, here’s what I used:

DIY wedding favours

The mini buckets are from Hobbycraft and the flags and ‘Love Bloom’s stickers were both printed onto self-adhesive address labels beforehand to make the assembly really easy:

DIY wedding favours

Next up is homemade jam… perfect for an ‘autumn wedding’ or ‘country fete’ theme. You can even be creative with the type of jam you make; the BBC Good Food website has some great recipes.

DIY weding favours

Again my label was made using self-adhesive address labels but you can buy ready made jam jar labels and fabric lid covers like this one from Hobbycraft:

DIY weding favours

I’ve saved my favourite idea until last… a cup of tea makes any situation better in my eyes! These tea bag favours are lovely for a ‘vintage tea party’ theme or an ‘English afternoon tea’ party.

To make you’ll need tea bags with strings, small clear treat bags , some patterned paper that matches your theme and pre-made labels:

DIY weding favours

These were the quickest to make as you simply glue a small piece of folded paper over the teabag string label, pop the tea bag in the treat bag and glue a larger piece of folded card to secure the top.

DIY weding favours

So there you have it, three lovely DIY wedding favours that would be easy to make in large quantities!

….I tried but I can’t end without sharing this idea of Scrabble tile fridge magnets that I found on Project Wedding too, so cute:

DIY weding favours

Here’s the link for the tutorial: CLICK HERE

Thanks for reading, you can find my blog at www.lovemakingit.co.uk which features more ideas for creative homes and DIY weddings, come along and say hello!

Chloe x
(all photo credits to Alex Jones )

A HUGE thank you to Chloe for her ideas today, I love them!
If there is anything in particular you would like to see on the blog then do let me know, or if you are a supplier who wants to share your knowledge with the rest of the world then get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

Kelly xxx

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Comments

    Helen @phweddings

    Excellent idea, lots of our brides this year are incorporating diy aspects to their wedding with favours and decorations. Its also a great way of allowing family members to feel included in the planning by helping out.

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    Lisa @ Scarlett Weddings Photography

    It’s a lovely touch to any wedding, we think even with a large budget brides such try and incorporate these very personal and pretty touches.

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    Ishbel aka Soapchick

    I really love these simple favor ideas, they are fab. My daughter is getting married in a year or so, suddenly I find myself interested in lots of weddingy stuff, not just my cupcake soaps. I agree about the trend for DIY weddings though, I think its a good thing, homemade stuff can be lovely.

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    WB Wedding Flowers

    DIY weddings are hugely popular for many brides. Have you considered an article on diy wedding flowers? Please contact me. I would love to provide some help should you like some.

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    Alden Lozano

    Wow, these look great! We really love to see people inspired to make something thats a little bit different and personal!!

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    English Weddings

    Handmade wedding favours are a fantastic addition to the ceremony! Nice to see people still taking the time to make their big day extra special.

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    Out Is In Marquee Hire Sussex

    Great ideas, espesh with many brides being on a budgets these days… Love the ‘spread the love’ pot!

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    Confetti.co.uk

    We love DIY wedding favours! What a great way to save a little on your wedding day and really show your creativity at the same time. My favourite has to be the Scrabble tile fridge magnets.

    Reply

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