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September 14

Six Fabulous Fall Gift Tags: Wedding Stationery Wednesday

At Wedding Paper Divas, we believe that no party is complete without cute favors—and no favors are complete without cute gift tags! Our chic gift tags and stickers are the easiest way to glam up your event and tie your theme into the celebration. So if you’re planning a fall soiree, take note of these new and fabulous fall gift tags.

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July 30

DIY Lemonade Favors

Looking for a cute way to keep guests cool at your summer bridal shower? This darling DIY lemonade favor is it! And, it’s sure to delight each and every one of your guests. You are only four supplies and three steps away from making some for yourself. Here’s how…

What You’ll Need

  • Glass jars (we found ours at Ikea)
  • Your favorite lemonade or homemade recipe
  • Personalized gift tag labels, like our Wrapped in Style design featured here
  • Ribbon

Step 1: Fill Your Jars

Carefully fill up each jar with your lemonade. Before securing your gift tags, wipe down the bottles with a towel to get rid of any moisture.

Step 2: Secure Your Gift Tags

Grab your cute, personalized labels and secure them onto each jar. Press firmly! If you’re serving them outside, the bottles will likely sweat—so you’ll want to make sure the labels are nice and secure before setting them out.

Step 3: Tie a Bow and Put Them On Display

Then, watch guests swoon and savor!

If you try this craft idea yourself, or if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.

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June 24

DIY Succulent Favors

It’s been a few months since we’ve dabbled in a DIY project, but worry not couples-to-be, the DIY Divas are back! And you’re going to love this summer-inspired project. After a week of gushing over our recent succulent theme wedding inspiration board, we decided a succulent favor must be made, and a few simple steps later… voila!

Succulent Favor Supplies

  • Small succulents from your local market, hardware store or florist
  • Tins or containers
  • Twine
  • Cardstock
  • Hole punch
  • Personalized gift tags (our Modern Squares design is perfect for a bright summer celebration.)

Step 1: Prep Your Plant

Gently groom your succulents and remove any excess debris or dead leaves. Remove them from the plastic containers they came in and snuggle them into their shiny new tins.

Step 2: Assemble Your Gift Tags

Secure your gift tags to your cardstock and cut down to size. Make sure to leave enough room at the top for a hole punch. Then, slide your twine through the hole and tie them around the tin with a tight knot.

Step 3: Display and Delight!

Set them at each guest’s place setting and watch them swoon. It’s that easy!

If you try this craft idea yourself, or if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.

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February 6

Valentine’s Day-Inspired Cards and Favors

If you haven’t seem the adorable Valentine’s Day cards at our parent site, Tiny Prints, you should definitely check them out now. There are so many different types of designs to choose from, and you can instantly personalize and preview the finished product with your own text and photos included in just a few minutes.

Plus, if you’re looking for fun Valentine’s Day gifts or party favors, Beau-coup currently has a wealth of love-inspired looks that perfectly match some of our favorite Valentine’s Day designs. What’s your favorite pairing?

Tape Measure Favors and Tiny Prints Measure Your Love Card

Candy Hearts and Tiny Prints Cute Compliments Card

Heart-Shaped Coffee Scoops and Tiny Prints Best Beginning Card

Damask Heart Soap and Tiny Prints More Amore Card

Love Cookie Platter and Tiny Prints 100 Percent Sweetness Card

Love Coasters and Tiny Prints Full of Love Card

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December 20

DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping

Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, but if you just stick to red and green things can get a little repetitive. If you’re looking for a new way to add a little sparkle to your holiday gifts, give these fun and easy ideas a whirl. Our resident gift wrapping experts have put their heads together to come up with these gorgeous examples, and the best part is that it all starts with simple white wrapping paper!

Supplies

  • White wrapping paper (or paper in another neutral shade)
  • Satin ribbon in a coordinating hue
  • Buttons, bells, faux flowers and pinecones—whatever catches your eye!
  • Holiday gift tags from our parent site, Tiny Prints (we used our Vibrant Anemones design)

Step One: Wrap the Present

The best advice our expert gift wrapper has is to make sure to cut the wrapping paper down to the correct size to reduce bulges, and to make sure your folds are crisp and neat.

Step Two: Add Your Favorite Extras

My personal favorites are these little gold buttons, but we also played with bells, poinsettias, pine cones and decorative buttons as well. Which look do you like best?

Don’t Forget About Party Favors, Too!

It’s amazing what simple white boxes, a few treats and a Tiny Prints gift tag can do to transform your party favors into something that’s unforgettably chic.

What’s your best advice for wrapping gifts and packaging party favors? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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August 1

Creating DIY Favors? Host a Favor-Making Party!

We’ve featured dozens of fun DIY ideas over the last few weeks, but in general it’s unreasonable to think you can do it all alone. Make it easier on yourself (and have a little fun in the process!) by hosting a favor-making party instead. Pick any available week night so you don’t hijack your friends’ weekends, gather everyone together over cocktails and snacks and get started cranking out favors, gifts, accessories and more.

To make sure you’re prepared for a party favor party your friends will love to be a part of, follow these simple steps from our team of experts.

Fun Food & Drinks

You want your guests to be satisfied, but you definitely don’t want sticky fingers or red wine spilled on your centerpieces. Here are a few options that will keep things light, delicious and sticky-finger free!

Add a little vodka to this lavender lemonade from Sunday Suppers and you’ve got a delicious cocktail that won’t threaten to stain anything.

Foods on skewers are an easy choice, along with dry flatbreads that won’t result in greasy fingers. These caprese skewers and hummus recipes from My Recipes would be perfect paired with the Food Network’s flatbread with bacon and scallion pesto.

Decorate with DIY Supplies

Who needs party decor when you have craft supplies? Artfully arrange the ribbon, paper, fabric or flowers you’ll be using in an organized way to inspire your friends’ own creativity.

Send Them Home with Something Sweet

After a night of DIY duties, make sure to pamper your guests with sweet treats to take home as dessert, a mini spa kit like this one from L’Occitane or another personal gift to show your appreciation for all of their help!

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March 6

DIY Divas: Kettle Corn Favors

Instead of giving your guests the same old chocolate hearts as favors, why not go for something a little more personal and homemade?  My crafty coworker has the perfect DIY project for some tasty treats-homemade kettle corn wrapped in small plastic bags and tied together with ribbon and stickers.

What you’ll need:

Homemade Kettle Corn (without a Kettle Corn Machine!) – recipe below

Small Plastic Bags

Personalized Gift Tag Stickers from Wedding paper Divas

Ribbon or Twine

Instructions:

To start, you’ll have to prepare the kettle corn.  You won’t need a kettle corn maker; This easy recipe makes it east to bring the same salty sweet flavor to popcorn right on your stovetop!

Ingredients:

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3 Tablespoons Oil
1/2cup kernels
1 ½ tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Makes 3 cups

1)    Heat Up 3 TBS of oil and put one kernel in the oil to test when it is hot enough. Once the kernel pops, you will know it is ready for the rest.

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2)    Turn the heat down to med-low and pour ½ cup of kernels followed by 1 ½ tsp of sugar

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3)    Saturate the kernels in the sugar otherwise the sugar will caramelize in the pan. Make sure you keep the lid on.

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4)    Let the kernels pop and kind of shake it around to get even coverage.

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5)    Once the popping has stopped, pour the popcorn into a large bowl and add salt to taste. Toss and mix a bit and you’re done!

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6) Package the popcorn into the small plastic bags.  Fold the top of the bag over and wrap a ribbon around it.  Complete your package with a personalized gift tag sticker from Wedding Paper Divas.

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September 19

DIY Divas: Favors on the Fly

When it comes to wedding favors, you have a million different options, from chocolates to candles, picture frames to mint tins.  Even though you can usually buy any of these items in bulk for a discounted price, it can still be a pricey commitment.  Because of that, we’ve come up with a few clever and creative ideas for DIY favors that guests are sure to love.

-Give your guests a gift that might really pay off!  For my wedding (260 guests!), I bought 260 $1 scratch-off lottery tickets.  I also purchased small envelopes in bulk that fit the tickets perfectly.  Using my home printer, I printed each person’s name on an envelope, and then stuck one lottery ticket and a shiny new penny in each.  When complete, these favors doubled as place cards, and they gave everyone something to talk about.  Hoots and hollers could be heard around the room as people won anywhere from $2 to $200!

-Share a piece of your personality with your guests.  Blank CDs are easy to come by these days.  Make a list of you and your honey’s favorite songs and burn them on to blank CDs.  Give each guest (or couple) a CD with a custom-made sleeve describing the meaning behind each song.

-Go to a bulk candy store and get a large quantity of your favorite sweet.  Next, head to the fabric store and buy some tulle and ribbon in your wedding colors.  Simply wrap the candy up in the little tulle “bags” and tie them with a ribbon.  You can even make small tags on your home printer with your wedding date, initials, or wedding location on it.

Whatever you choose to do, remember that any small token of appreciation will impress and please your guests.  What do you think? Do you have any other creative DIY ideas for wedding favors?

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