This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Favor DIY posts.
Now OF COURSE you don't need favors. You just don't. But if you want to go the favor route, we've got lots of projects below, and additional inspiration here: http://offbeatbride.com/filed/wedding-porn/favors
I'd seen bottle cap magnets on craft sites before and was interested in playing with craft resin so I put the two together and voila: nifty home crafted wedding favors! Once you have your random (but of course self-representing) bits and bobs to cast in resin –anything that fits in a bottle cap works great — have fun making these personalized bottle cap magnets.
Pillow boxes: cute and easily dressed up for any occasion. I love how simple these guys are, and how endless the options are to customize to your own theme. This is my simplified, easy-to-make tutorial — please adapt, improve, invent, be as creative as you care to.
I wanted a cheap one-sheet wedding program that I could print myself, and an non-messy way for the maple leaf ash seeds (helicopter seeds) to be both distributed and contained during the ceremony. I couldn't find any straight-forward ways of doing it by Googling, so I wasted a couple of hours folding paper and found the solution!
There are hidden freebies all over the web: downloadable templates, patterns, fonts, fingerprint trees, and more. I stumble across them all the time while browsing blogs. But now I'm attempting to compile a MEGA-SUPER-MONDO list of all kinds of free printables and downloadable templates for wedding DIY projects.
If boxes aren’t your bag, then make a bag! They’re not just for gifts, but wrapping a gift in a pretty bag made from a map is a great way to recycle something old into something new, and maybe even something blue! Here’s how to turn a map into a gift bag.