Whether it be due to a tight budget or wanting to be creative, DIY Wedding Favors are one of the best ideas for couples to consider when deciding on what wedding favors to give to their guests. DIY Wedding Favors are a great way to express your style, creativity, and have something for your guests to remember your big day. DIY Wedding Favors also provide an opportunity to show your guests how much you appreciate them for coming to your wedding in the most genuine way possible.
If you are struggling with ideas for what to do for DIY Wedding Favors, don’t worry. This article will have you covered. Listed below are 24 DIY Wedding Favors That Your Guests Will Appreciate:
1. Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies:
If you end up deciding on DIY Wedding favors and want something edible, go with chocolate chip cookies. I mean, who doesn’t love fresh chocolate chip cookies? Besides baking this scrumptious treat, all you need to do is put 3-5 cookies in each treat bag and tie it together with a nice ribbon.
2. Snow Globes:
Homemade miniature snow globes are not only creative DIY Wedding Favors but will also earn a lot of awws from your wedding guests.
3. Customized Coasters:
Customized Coasters are one of the most heartfelt and original DIY Wedding Favors on this list. They can be used by guests at both the reception and their homes when the wedding is over. One of my favorite ideas for customized coasters is this one from The Knot, where you take round wood slices and write in cursive each guest’s name in the center of it (see the photo below).
4. A Hangover Kit:
One of the most out of the box and original DIY Wedding Favors ideas to consider giving to your guests is a DIY Hangover Kit! After a night of celebrating, drinking, and dancing, there’s bound to be a few people waking up the morning after your wedding with either headaches or hangovers.
In this DIY Hangover Kit, be sure to include items like Advil, water, mouthwash, headache medicine, and some snacks, to name a few. Trust me, your guests will appreciate this wedding favor a lot!
5. Small Painted Canvas:
Of all the DIY Wedding Favors on this list, small painted canvas will allow you to explore your artistic and creative sides. With this idea, your guests will walk away from your wedding with a truly heartfelt thank-you gift.
For the small painted canvas, make sure you give yourself enough time prior to your wedding day to create the artwork. Depending on the number of guests, make each canvas unique and different from each other.
6. Hot Chocolate Mix:
Another one of several edible DIY Wedding Favors Ideas on this list to consider giving to your guests is Hot Chocolate Mix. Your guests will be able to warm themselves up with a premade hot chocolate mix to enjoy afterward.
Besides the actual hot chocolate mix and marshmallows, you can also throw in the mason jars different types of mix-ins such as chocolate chips, alcohol (hot chocolate goes best with Kahlua and Bailey’s ), and crushed up candy canes. Don’t forget to attach to each mason jar of hot chocolate mix the instructions on how to make this delicious drink! This is also an idea worth considering if your wedding is in the winter.
7. Cookie Mix:
For DIY Wedding Favors, if you end up deciding to give out homemade cookies but don’t have the time to bake them, you can always give out the cookie mix to your guests as wedding favors too! Just fill each mason jar with the cookie mix and attach the recipe and intersections with a ribbon. This wedding favor is heartfelt, easy to assemble, and one that guests will definitely enjoy.
8. A Mixtape:
Another out of the box idea for DIY Wedding Favors is to create a mixtape of all of the songs that you had played during your wedding reception! The only things you need to do in order to make this wedding favor is to burn CDs of the wedding reception songs and put each one inside of a handmade CD case.
9. Hot Sauce:
Spice up your DIY Wedding Favors by presenting your guests with some homemade hot sauce.
10. Homemade Limoncello:
Mini bottles of homemade limoncello are the perfect post-wedding drink. Be sure to have extras on hand because limoncello is a really popular dessert drink. Click here for a recipe for homemade limoncello.
11. To The Happy “Pear”:
Of all of the DIY Wedding Favors Ideas on this list, this one is funny and will definitely be something that all of your guests will remember for a long time! Since weddings are all about celebrating the union of a happy pair, surprise your guests with this pun-like gift by actually giving them fresh pears as wedding favors!
12. S’Mores Kit:
Another kit that would serve as great DIY Wedding Favors is an S’Mores Kit! Just stuff marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers inside of each kit for all of your guests to take home and make on a later occasion.
13. Bath Salts:
After a night full of celebrating, drinking, and dancing, guests will be in the mood to take a nice, long bath. Their bath will be even more relaxing with this wedding favor.
14. Bath Bombs:
Besides Bath Salts (See #13 above), your wedding guests will also be able to enjoy a relaxing bath after the reception with Bath Bombs as the DIY Weddings Favors you end up giving out. Click here to see a DIY Bath Bomb Recipe.
15. Customized M&M’s:
Customized M&M’s are another edible DIY Wedding Favors idea because all you have to get after ordering the M&M’s (to the customizations that you want) are mini mason jars/candy jars, ribbons, and favor tags. Once your customized M&M’s arrive, all you need to do is assemble all of the candy jars.
16. Homemade Apple Butter:
Apple Butter is the new caramel apple! Whip up a batch and scoop it into mini individual jars for your guests to take home! They’ll definitely enjoy these delicious DIY Wedding Favors!
17. DIY Essential Oils:
These bottles of essential oils can be used for health, beauty and/or culinary purposes. For DIY Wedding Favors, one can make their own from using olive oil and plants from their garden and decorate them with a personalized tag to give to guests.
18. Mini Wine Bottles:
Just add you and your spouse’s names to these mini wine bottles to give your guests more of a personalized wedding favor! Besides ordering the mini wine bottles, the only other thing you have to is print out the labels on your home printer.
19. Cocktail Kit:
The third of three kits to make this list, send your wedding guests home with a kit full of the ingredients for making you and your spouse’s favorite cocktail. To add more fun, have the cocktail kits be of multiple drink ideas so guests can choose which one they like!
20. Luggage Tags:
If your wedding is a destination wedding, give your guests customized name luggage tags as wedding favors to thank them for their travels.
21. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
Chocolate dipped strawberries are a common Valentine’s Day Dessert and make great DIY Wedding Favors as they represent a symbol of love. They are easy to make and you’ll have a lot of fun decorating them!
22. Cotton Candy:
Guests will enjoy bags of cotton candy with a sweet note attached to each one.
23. Homemade Soap Bars:
After making the soap bars, wrap each one up in brown paper and seal it with a personalized seal. Both of these things will add a more decorative touch for this DIY Wedding Favor. Click here to see a list of easy homemade soap recipes.
24. Puppy Treats:
Puppy Treats are small bonus DIY Wedding Favors to give to your guests along with whatever favors you already planned to give them. Everyone loves dogs and send your guests (who have dogs) home with a pretty bag of custom dog treats. Click here to see a recipe for homemade dog treats!