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

Wedding favors: Wrapped canisters
Photo by Christina Schmidhofer

DIY wedding favor No. 3: Wrapped canisters

Plain pint-size paint cans become unique, modern containers when dressed up with decorative paper. It costs about $175, plus filling, to make 50. You'll need:

  • Craft knife
  • Metal ruler and cutting mat
  • Wrapping paper or other colored paper
  • 50 paint cans
  • Double-stick tape
  • Filling
  • Dish towel
  • Hammer
  • 2 sheets of 8½- by 11-inch colored paper (20 lb.)

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