DIY wedding guide

Fun and budget-friendly ideas for DIY favors, invitations, flowers—and yes, cake, too

3 easy, fun wedding favors

Present bite-size cookies, tiny candies, and other simple treats in clever paper packaging

Simple wedding favors: Dressed-up boxes
Photo by Christina Schmidhofer

DIY wedding favor No. 1: Dressed-up boxes

Decorate simple favor boxes with pretty bows and paper cuffs. For a twist, use color photocopies of a fabric—such as a swatch from your bridesmaids’ dresses—to make the cuffs. Fill with bite-size cookies, peanut brittle, lemon drops, or another favorite candy. It costs about $80 to make 50. You'll need:

  • 50 1⁄4-pound ballotin boxes (look for small boxes at craft stores)
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • Metal ruler
  • Ten 11- by 17-inch photocopies of fabric swatch or 10 sheets of decorative craft paper
  • Double-stick tape
  • 50 yards of ribbon (optional)
  • 50 small labels with prepunched holes (optional)


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