Wedding favours have become more and more creative over recent years and DIY wedding favours are always a great idea. Crafting your own favours means that you can create something really personal for your guests and put your own stamp on your big day. If you’re looking to get creative or if you’re looking for some fabulous (and simple!) ideas for handmade wedding favours, we’ve got plenty for you right here.
Handmade soaps are becoming really popular and it’s easy to see why when you can make something so pretty. You’ll find easy-to-follow tutorials online and if you want your wedding favours to look even prettier, why not add some cord or ribbon and a personalised tag?
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If you like the thought of wedding favours that you guests can take home AND favours that are also super useful, combining these little gifts with your seating plan is a great idea. We love little potted succulents or plants that come with markers giving the guest’s name and their seating details.
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OK, so we’re not suggesting that you actually roast your own coffee beans but if you bulk buy your favourite blends, you can package them up and create brilliant DIY wedding favours. Stamp brown paper bags with your initials or monogram, tie with string and then let guests just help themselves for a wedding favour with a kick!
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Sweet wedding favours are always popular and if you love baking, why not share your passion with your guests? Package up all the ingredients they’ll need to make one of your favourite recipes and encourage everyone to spend a bit of time in the kitchen after the big day.
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Known for your love of wine? Here’s an easy idea for DIY wedding favours that you’ll LOVE making! Save up corks from all your favourite wines and turn them into keyrings for your guests. You could just lay these at each guest’s place or even create an impressive display with them. Hang your keyrings from a board and when they’re all removed, a secret message will be revealed!
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When you think of wedding craft, you might not think about mixing up cement but these super cool handmade wedding favours are perfect for modern, design-savvy weddings. Just follow the easy tutorial and you’ll have really stylish gifts for your guests in no time.
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What could be more perfect for a countryside wedding than a wedding favour that lets love grow? Package up some seeds (forget me not is a fab choice or go for flowers from your bouquet) and then set up an on-theme display for your guests. You can package the seeds in any way you choose and you’ll find lots of ideas online. Don’t forget to buy your seeds in bulk to keep costs down and choose packaging that works with your wedding.
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Crackers aren’t just for Christmas! Wrap whatever you choose inside handmade paper tubes, tie with twine, decorate and add a handwritten tag. These are easy to make, particularly if you enlist help of friends and family and you can hide anything inside for a brilliant surprise wedding favour!
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If you’ve got kids coming to your wedding, give them a little bit of old-fashioned fun with this DIY wedding favour you know they’ll love. Paint noughts and crosses on some small pebbles and pop them in a drawstring hessian bag. Add your wedding date on one side of the bag and a noughts and crosses grid on the back and you’re all set.
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You don’t have to give out your wedding favours with your wedding breakfast. Why not lay them out for guests to take at the end of the night? Create the perfect late night snack with homemade cookies in simple waxed bags that are sealed with stickers. Cookies are so easy and quick to make, even in large batches.
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We all love the thought that we might just win the lottery and these ‘for richer, for poorer’ favours are lots of fun. Pop a scratch-card (richer?) and a 2p coin (poorer!) inside an envelope and add a little decoration to the outside. Whether or not your guests share their winnings is another matter altogether!
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If there’s a tastier favour for winter weddings, we’d be surprised! These hot chocolate stirrers are brilliant handmade wedding favours and you know that your guests will enjoy a warming drink in the colder months. Set the chocolate around a wooden stirrer, bag and tag and then these delights are all ready for your guests to enjoy.
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Looking for more ideas for your wedding favours? We’ve got the best modern wedding favours for every style right here.