Tag Archives: wedding favors

May 28

How-To: Gift Tags and Ribbon DIY

Whether you’re looking to add airs and graces to your wedding stationery suite or more of a handcrafted shabby chic feel, our circle gift tags and ribbon will tickle you and your wedding guests pink. Here are two easy ways to add simple embellishments that add to your love story.

DIY #1: Circle Gift Tag, Ribbon & Envelopments©

For this DIY, you will need thick ribbon, an envelopment and a circle gift tag. Style tip: Your circle gift tag selection will depend on where it’s being used. Here it is closing up your wedding stationery suite. In other places, you may choose a simple monogram for the gift tag.

DIY Ribbon Invitation Gift Tag

Get the Look:

  1. After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the envelopment and place the circle gift tag over the ribbon and the envelopment to seal it. Ta da!

DIY #2: Gift Tags, Ribbon & Favor Boxes

For this DIY, you can choose thick or thin ribbon or both. The world is your oyster! You’ll also need favor boxes and gift tag stickers.

Wedding Favors, Ribbon, Gift tags

 

Get the Look:

1. After you have enclosed your delightful favor within the box, cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the box. The stylish possiblities here are endless: you can double wrap, use two different ribbon colors and different sizes as well.

2. You can choose to tie the ribbon in an elegant bow, or add a gift tag—a circle or square will both do nicely—to seal the deal. Most importantly, remember that good things come in small packages.

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November 14

DIY Hot Cocoa Wedding Favor

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For a winter themed wedding, we suggest finding a wedding favor that matches the season. We always enjoy when brides send their guests home at the end of the night with a sweet treat, and this DIY project helps with just that task! Whether you choose a tried-and-true family recipe, or find a recipe online, this favor will be a personal touch that your guests will love.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Steps:

  1. Find a favorite hot cocoa recipe that can be made ahead of time (without the liquid, of course!), and print it on a recipe card. You can even coordinate your recipe card with your wedding invitations by using enclosure cards.
  2. Layer the ingredients in a clean Mason jar – this is a fun place to play with colors, by separating the sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Secure the lid of the jar, and attach the colored craft paper circle to the top for an added pop of color. Attach the gift tag stickers to the front of the jar.
  4. Punch a hole in the recipe card, then loop a ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar to complete the gift.

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Your guests will love this personalized treat, especially during the cold winter season.

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April 9

Wedding Stationery Cake Pop Inspiration

We are so delighted to share Sweet Lauren Cakes beautiful cake pop artistry. Using our wedding invitations, save the date cards, and bridal shower invitations as inspiration, she crafted these gorgeous eye catching deserts.

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Save The Dates - Painted Garden

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Bridal Shower - Petite Flags

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Archer’s AffectionWedding Paper Divas Response Cards - Archer’s Affection

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop-Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Cake Pop Designs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Fine Filigree

Wedding Paper Divas Response Cards - Fine Filigree

To see more of Sweet Lauren Cakes please visit her gallery.

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December 12

DIY Favor Inspiration: Macaron Favor Box

When we hear the words “Parisian” and “pastels” the first thing that comes to mind is macarons (of course!). Here’s a lovely, elegant DIY idea for your favors if you’re planning a French flair affair. Wrap your favors up pretty with a simple clear box and a bit of ribbon. Your guests will love (and love to eat) this sweet, delicate treat.

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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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July 21

Are Bridal Shower Favors a Must-Have? Today’s Diva Dish

Planning your best friend’s bridal shower? We know how costs can add up. Take this reader, for instance, who wrote us in a party planning pickle…

I’m the MOH for my best friend’s wedding. The other bridesmaids and I are currently planning her bridal shower and we’re all chipping in for the invitations, food and decorations… but I’m not sure we’ll have budget leftover for party favors. Are they a must-have?

Help an MOH out!

Don’t worry, MOH… we’ve received this question countless times! Like most parts of traditional wedding planning, shower favors aren’t required—but it’s definitely a nice gesture to have something for guests to take home. It’s not so much whether or not favors are a must, but more a matter of how to find something inexpensive that doesn’t lack quality or style.

Have you had a chance to browse our Beau-coup favor boutique? There are loads of practical wedding favors, offering you an easy (and chic!) way to delight shower guests without breaking the bank. Here are a few of our favorites…

Cherry Blossom Glass Coasters—as low as 95¢ each

Swish Handle Cup and Saucer Sets—as low as $2.50 each

Stainless Steel Spreader with Wine Cork Handle—as low as $1.95 each

Damask Glass Tea Light Holders—as low as $1.60 each

Personalized Love Story Notes—as low as $1.30 each

Even if these favors don’t fit into your shower budget, you can still set up a candy or cookie bar and order these personalized goodie bags for only 60¢ each. That way everyone will go home with a sweet treat… and you’ll still stay well within your price limit.

Good luck with the rest of your shower planning!

Do you have a question for our wedding experts? Send your etiquette, wedding planning or style dilemma to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post an answer for you!

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