Weddings

How to Make Mini-Champagne Glass Favors

Turn champagne flutes into wedding favors with this do-it-yourself approach

By Pam Gaulin

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Mini-champagne glass favors add an elegant touch to wedding reception decor. Enhance the traditional favors further by incorporating wedding colors and your wedding theme into the favors. The reception lighting will dance off the glasses, adding sparkle to the guest tables.

  • What You Need to Know
  • Aside from the mini-champagne glasses -- or full-sized glasses, if you prefer -- you'll need a few other items to make your favors festive. Visit a craft store and purchase tulle, curling ribbon, confetti, and Jordan almonds, mint lentils or another wedding candy. You'll also want to keep a pair of scissors handy. If your budget allows, wine glass charms and wired fabric ribbon are also great to use.

Step 1:

Cut out tulle circles 9 inches in diameter using sharp scissors. Use a flour tortilla as a guide, marking the outline with chalk on a sample circle. Cut out remaining tulle circles using the sample. Use tulle that complements your wedding colors. Simple white is dainty and matches most themes.

Step 2:

Select a type of candy to place on the center of the tulle. Traditional wedding favor candies include Jordan almonds, mint lentils, dinner mints or silver amorini hearts. Opt for Conversation Hearts, mini jelly beans or cinnamon hearts for a modern twist.

Step 3:

Gather the tulle above the candies and hold. Tie a 12-inch ribbon around the gathered tulle and secure with a tight knot. Run the ends of the ribbon between your finger and the scissors to curl the ribbon.

Step 4:

Place a small amount of decorative confetti in the bottom of the champagne glass. Tiny paper doves represent both love and peace, butterflies represent happiness, or use traditional wedding confetti shaped into bells, rings or cupids. Add the completed tulle and candy favor to the glass.

Step 5:

Embellish the bottom of the stem of the glass with a wide piece of wired fabric ribbon, folded securely over the bottom of the stem.

Step 6:

Finish the favors with a wine glass charm matching the wedding colors or theme. Decorate the fabric ribbon with a variety of different charms at each table. The whimsical charms can be conversation starters for your guests.

  • Tips & Warnings
  • Use extra confetti to decorate the tables.
  • Economize by cutting wide ribbon the long way, into halves or thirds.
  • Make some additional favors for potential extra guests.

About the Author

Pam Gaulin is a writer who specializes in the party planning and wedding industries.

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