Wedding Favors to Make Yourself

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There are several reasons you might want to make your wedding favors on your own. Financial pressures, a desire to add a personal touch, or a crafty nature are all perfectly valid reasons to take on this DIY project.

Step by Step

Your first objective is to determine just how much you can afford to spend on your favors. This will have a big impact on the ideas you can consider. Then think about things that you feel specifically define you and your fiancée. That will provide some direction for your favors.

Take into consideration how many people will be attending. Making an involved favor for 250 people will take a lot of time, but if you are having a small wedding you can get fancier without the project taking over your life for weeks before the big day.

An Inexpensive Idea

You can make a personalized soap as a wedding favor easily and at very little expense. Purchase a soap base, colorant, fragrance, rubbing alcohol, a mold and wrapping materials at your local craft store.

  1. Melt the soap base in a double boiler.
  2. When the soap is liquid add both the colorant and the fragrance, and mix well until both are completely incorporated.
  3. Pour the liquid into the mold that you chose, spray it with rubbing alcohol to eliminate the bubbles, and let it cool completely.
  4. Wrap the soaps up and print off a nice tag on your printer.
  5. Attach your tag and you are ready to go.

Something a Bit Pricier

If you would like to present your guests with something that involves a bit more cost, consider making some special bath salts just for this occasion. Bath salts are very easy to make, the real expense will come from the jars you use for storage.

  1. Find the jars
    1. Do a search for ‘favor jars’ online and select the style of jar you like best.
    2. Try to get something that will hold at least a cup or two of the mix you make.
  2. Ingredients for the salts:
    1. To make your bath salts purchase Epsom salts in bulk.
    2. Pick a colorant that matches your wedding colors and either a premade fragrance or essential oils.
  3. Making the salts:
    1. In a large tub, mix the salts and colorant.
      a. To do this, drop little bits of the colorant all over the salt and mix, and mix, and mix. You get the picture.
      b. When you have achieved a uniform color, you are ready to add the scent.
    2. If you picked a premixed scent, add it just as you did the colorant.
    3. If you chose essential oils remember that they can be pretty intense, so go slowly.
    4. When you reach the level of scent you want, stop.
  4. Making the Favors
    1. Scoop the salts into the containers and seal them.
    2. Now, print up labels on your home computer and label all your jars.
    3. Box them up for easy transfer to the wedding hall.

How to Make Your Own Scents

Here are a couple of suggestions for essential oil blends:

  • To soothe and relax: One part bergamot oil, one part lavender oil
  • To feel happy; One part chamomile, three parts sweet orange
  • To inflame passions: One part sandalwood, one part cardamom, two parts ginger and two parts patchouli

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