Entries in unique wedding favors (3)

Tuesday
Aug022011

Ways to Recycle your Engagement Cards 

How to keep your engagement cards. If you are like me you keep pretty paper of all kinds. I'm especially bad with cards. I keep them forever. If you've given me a card- good chance I stil have it. 

The lovely bride to-be Marisa, added a twist to the magnet wedding favor magnet post. And I LOVE it! 

Instead of recycling all those beautiful engagement cards... re-purpose them into DIY fridge magnets. Keepsakes that will last forever and totally look pretty fun on the fridge. 

You can of course make magnets of all your cards. Another fun idea would be to use your engagement card magnets as your wedding favors or even as a part of a scrapbooked wedding guest book

 

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Tuesday
Apr122011

Stuck On You! Magnets DIY Wedding Favors

Magnets DIY Wedding Favors

Stuck on You! Magnets DIY Wedding Favors. These little bundles of cuteness are the perfect do it yourself wedding favor. They can be made using any type of paper: recycled cards, cardstock, stamped cardstock, scrapbooking sheets, even magazines. 

After reading Not Martha's post to make marble magnets I had to make them myself. So I set off to my craft store, Ben Franklin and this is what I did. 

I used modge podge instead of glue and I used glass instead of acrylic bobbles, but the results were awesome. I also used a 1" circular punch out, saving me the time of having to cut out circles. And I used E-6000 to glue the magnets on. So long as you allow for drying time in between steps these little magnets are easy peasy to make.

And they would make unique weding favors that would double as cheap wedding favors. Two for one. 

If you are looking for a finishing touch to these homemade wedding favors. I particularly like a metal tin container (like in the image above). And I did some research. You can order these tins from a site like The Knot and they come with personalized stickers. 

If you are looking to buy magnets such as the ones above, many retailers on Etsy, such as HoneyBunnyPaperie, sell them, and they are reasonably priced if you are looking to give them as gifts, but they are a bit pricey as wedding favors. 

These little magnets make great gifts for any occasion, and would be darling as bridesmaids gifts. Why not create a unique set for each member of your bridal party or family?

I've found a new hobby! Anyone else stuck on magnets? 

 

 

Monday
Mar282011

Spice it Up! DIY Wedding Favors

DIY spice favor
Spice it up with DIY wedding favors. I love these. And better yet I love how easy these would be to make. But fear not if you aren't overly crafty these unique wedding favors are actually for sale on Etsy. And considering they come with the adorable chalkboard front, cork tops, and fresh herbs, they are very reasonably priced. Add a tag, and they double as placeholders. Ingenius. 

If you are looking to cut costs a cheap wedding favor is to buy cute little glass jars and fill them with herbs, candies, baked goods, bath salts, ect.  I would recommend buying your jars wholesale or from a place like Ikea. And jars come in all shapes and sizes. Check out these favors mini glass spice jars from Style Me Pretty. And here's a great post for homemade wedding favors: DIY bath salts from The Broke-Ass Bride.  

And why stop at wedding favors? These little gems would be appreciated anytime of the year. Im a big fan of presents for no particular reaon. 

In my world I'd probably choose to fill the jars with basil, oregano, or dried parsely. Hard to go wrong with those and I'm sure it has something to do with me being half-Italian. 

How about you? What filling would you use? Anyone used this as a favor or gift idea?