Craft Ideas for Wedding Favors
Delight your wedding guests with a homemade keepsake
By Debby Mayne
Show how much you appreciate your guests for sharing your special day by making the wedding favors they will take home. Your guests will appreciate your thinking enough of them to spend the time and energy on the creations. Some crafts require special skills, but for others you need only time and a few supplies.
Melt clear craft soap in a saucepan on low heat or in a bowl in the microwave. Pour melted soap into heart-shaped molds to the halfway mark. Drop a tiny plastic heart, star or bird into the center of each mold. Once you have the plastic pieces positioned in the molds, finish filling them with the rest of the soap. Once the soap has set, pop it out of the mold. Present the soaps to guests in organza or tulle bags tied with ribbons.
Scan your favorite picture of you and your fiance and shrink the size so you can fit at least eight on a page. Print these on high-gloss photo paper or card stock and laminate them. Cut the pictures to fit card-size magnets and attach them. Present them in small decorative bags filled with miniature wrapped candies.
Mints in Tins
Mix 12 ounces of cream cheese, 6 drops of mint flavoring and 3 pounds of powdered sugar. Knead this mixture until it is smooth and free from lumps. Break into sections and add a couple of drops of food coloring to each section. Knead the mixture again. Pinch off pea-size sections and roll into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Leave the mints out to dry overnight. If you have concerns about insects, refrigerate the mints. They will still be soft. Carefully package them in aluminum containers from craft stores. Label the containers with a personal message printed on small labels.
If you're not crafty, you can assemble some very simple ingredients and present them in a pretty glass container. Tie a bow around it and attach a message. Depending upon your budget, consider bath salts poured into a long-neck bottle, a variety of teas in a china cup, colorful candies in a glass jar and scented soaps in a glass soap dish, wrapped in tulle or clear plastic.
About the Author
Debby Mayne is a writer of numerous articles and a contributor to DexKnows.
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