Have I mentioned how much I absolutely adore weddings? I really do. I love planning and decorating for them and I really love attending them. I mean, what’s not to adore about two people committing to their love for one another? On that note, as much as I love weddings, I also know how very expensive they can be. From the dresses and tuxes to the food for the reception and right down to the wedding favors, you could easily spend tens of thousands of dollars before you know it – which is why DIY wedding décor and accessories is always best, right? Right!
I wanted to help you to plan the wedding of your dreams and still have some money left over for the honeymoon, so I’ve been busily looking for great DIY wedding project ideas. What I found recently are 40 amazingly cheap DIY wedding favors that you can make in a jiffy. What’s even better about these wedding favors is the fact that they’re so great your guests are bound to want to take them home. These are all genius ideas and some of them may not cost you anything if you have a few craft supplies on hand. And if you’re planning a wedding soon, you simply have to take a look at these 35 breathtaking DIY wedding décor ideas, too.
I get so excited when I know that a wedding is happening and this collection of DIY wedding favors makes me doubly excited. They’re just so inexpensive to make and so wonderfully unique! Your guests are going to adore them and they’ll adore you that much more for thinking of them. From birdseed hearts to candles and even a great mixed tape of your wedding songs, there are so many ways to customize your wedding favors and make your guests really feel a part of your big day. And speaking of the big day, if you’ve ever considered doing your own dress, be sure to check out this beautiful crocheted wedding dress a girl made in her spare time. It’s perfect for outdoor weddings at night!
So if you’re planning a wedding and you want to stay under budget, these are definitely the wedding favors that you need to consider. I hope you love them as much as I do and I hope you’ll share your favorite!
21. DIY Lemonade Wedding Favors
22. DIY Honey Favors
If you have the local market for it, honey is a great DIY wedding favor. Of course, you won’t be making the honey yourself, but you will be bottling it and adding your special message. Local farmers will really appreciate you thinking of them when you buy your honey and honestly, who wouldn’t love a jar of local honey? These are adorable little jars that you can dress up with ribbon or burlap and they are definitely something that your guests will love.
23. Glass Magnet Wedding Favors
You can easily DIY a few glass magnets to give to your guests as a memento of your special day. They’re made from clear glass gems and you completely customize the picture or message so they’re the perfect wedding favor. Glass gems are pretty inexpensive at the Dollar Store and you get several in a bag so depending on your guest list, you won’t need to spend much on these at all.
24. DIY Matchbook Covers
Matchbook covers are a traditionally popular wedding favor, although having them customized with your names and date can get rather expensive when most printers charge by the word. You can make them yourself instead of ordering and save a bundle. Just cover each matchbox in craft paper and then hand write your personal message or use a computer to print out your message onto the paper and save yourself some time.
25. DIY Personalized Mint Tins
Mints are a tradition at Southern weddings and these personalized mint tins are perfect for wedding favors. While you don’t make the mints yourself (although you could if you wanted) you do personalize the tins so that they reflect your special day. Guests are going to love grabbing these as they leave your wedding and they’ll think of you each time they toss a tasty mint into their mouths.
26. DIY Noisemakers
What better wedding favor than a DIY noisemaker? Guests will have the memento from your wedding day and they’ll get to use them to send you off on your honeymoon in style – loud style, that is. You can buy noisemakers in bulk pretty cheap but they’re even cheaper when you make them yourself. Plus, you get to personalize them however you want and they’re really easy to make.
27. Paint Sample Keychain Favors
Paint samples are really inexpensive – about 25 cents each or so – and they make wonderful keychains that you can give your guests as wedding favors. All you have to do is add the actual keychain and maybe a special message for your guests. You can print off the date and anything else you want to add and then use Mod Podge to adhere it to your keychains. These won’t take long at all to make and they’re really inexpensive.
28. DIY Mini Pansy Favors
Giving the gift of living plants is a wonderful way to commemorate your wedding. You can give each of your guests a small potted pansy, which also works as a decoration for your reception tables until guests take them home at the end of the celebration. You can buy pansies pretty cheap and then just transplant them into smaller planters. Add a special label with your thank you message and you’re all set.
29. Homemade Pie In A Jar Wedding Favors
These delicious little pies in a jar are going to be very well received by your wedding guests. They are similar to cookies in a jar, but they’re already baked so guests can enjoy their little pies instantly. I love the idea of adding a little pie crust heart to the tops and they’re made in small mason or jelly jars, so a few ingredients will make several little pies.
30. Upcycled Vintage Fabric Sachets
You can make these little sachets to give your guests as a wedding favor and tackle that huge stash of vintage fabric at the same time. If you don’t have fabric on hand, you can find it at any thrift store and many yard sales really cheap. Just fill with lavender or your favorite dried flower and add a special message on cardstock. Tie it all together with twine, burlap or ribbon and you’re all done.
31. DIY S’mores Wedding Favor Kits
Most people love s’mores, right? If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, these s’mores wedding favors are perfect. The easiest – and cheapest – way to do these is to just stack your graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows on cellophane and then tie it all up with a ribbon or a piece of twine. This is a really great idea for rustic weddings, and especially rustic weddings that you may be having at night.
32. Scrabble Magnet Favors
These Scrabble magnets are adorable and they’re housed in a little tin that holds your special thank you message. You can find Scrabble tiles at thrift stores or check with friends and family to see if they have an old game that they are no longer using. Just hot glue a small magnet to the back of each and then add a few to each customized tin that you create.
33. DIY Wildflower Seed Paper
You can give your guests the gift of beautiful flowers in these DIY wildflower seed paper wedding favors. These are so easy to put together and you can make several with a bag of wildflower seeds. These are really perfect for rustic outdoor weddings and you can attach them to a printed sheet of paper that relays your special message and has your names and the date of your nuptials on it so they have something to keep even after they’ve planted their wildflowers.
34. Homemade Soap Bar Wedding Favors
Everyone loves homemade soap! You can make your guests super happy when you give them these easy to make homemade soap bars. The label on the soap can contain your thank you message and inside, guests will find the great smelling soap that you created just for them. You can use any number of soap recipes and scents and these are really easy to mold.
35. Homemade Love Spice Favors
Give your guests a wonderful treat with these BBQ rubs that you can make yourself and house in a small jelly jar. The rubs or spices themselves are easy to put together and you can use any homemade spice recipe that you want. Print out labels for your jars – which you can pick up at any craft store, or check the Dollar Tree for salt shakers. The labels hold your special thank you and the insides hold a delicious treat for your guests.
36. DIY Succulent Wedding Favors
Succulents can be used to decorate your reception tables and then double as wedding favors for your guests. Plus, these little plants are very hardy so there are no worries of them getting overheated in case you’re planning an outdoor wedding and/or reception. Plant your succulents in tiny jars or tin containers and then label them and tie everything together with jute or twine or a nice ribbon.
37. Personalized Tea Bags
Instead of bags of tea, how about just a single tea bag that is personalized with your wedding information and your special thank you message? I found these on Etsy and they’re already printed for you. You just have to let them know what you want to say. You have to print them off yourself and then just add a teabag, any flavor that you want. The personalization is under $12 and teabags are really inexpensive so this is a really cheap way to offer a personalized wedding favor.
38. Lottery Ticket Favors
Who wouldn’t love to receive a free lottery ticket? I’ve used lotto tickets as gifts before but never thought about using them as wedding favors – for guests over 18, of course. You just print up the special holder and then add a lotto ticket to each one. You can buy lottery tickets for a dollar each, so this is relatively cheap considering you won’t have to spend much for the envelope.
39. Homemade Vanilla Sugar
Give your guests a sweet treat with this homemade vanilla sugar wedding favor. You put the sugar in test tubes, which are pretty inexpensive, and then tie on a special thank you message with twine. These are great for outdoor or indoor weddings and offer your guests a wonderful treat when they get back home.
40. Handmade Wooden Coaster Wedding Favors
Coasters are a great wedding favor, because you just know your guests are going to use them. These wooden ones are amazing and they’re really simple to make. If you have a lot of trees in your yard, you may even be able to make these for nothing and they are perfect for rustic outdoor weddings!