14 DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want

Because who needs another koozie?

Wedding favors are a thoughtful way to show your guests just how much you love and appreciate them. But too often, these small gifts are never used or worse — thrown in the trash. On your special day, don't fill the world with more junk. Ditch the blah favors and give your guests a practical, useful gift they'll actually want to grab on the way out the door.

Mini Succulents

The bride's sisters spray-painted mini terra cotta pots in a shiny gold color and planted succulents as a party favor. Hot pink aquarium rocks added a pop of color.

These hearty plants are pretty, inexpensive and practically unkillable. For a special touch, pot in colored gravel or sand to match your wedding theme.

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Coffee Jars



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Something Turquoise

You'll be hard pressed (pun totally intended) to find someone who doesn't love a jar of fresh-roasted coffee beans.

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Cute Coasters

Painted Wood Coasters

Painted Wood Chip Coasters

Cut cross sections into a dead stick using a hack saw, hand saw or table saw. Use painter's tape to divide the face of the wood slices in half, then paint the exposed parts with a sponge brush. Get creative and use more than one hue and try out different patterns, too.

Instead of dropping tons of cash on personalized coasters (because who wants a coaster with your name and wedding date on it?), make stylish versions that your guests can and will want to use again and again. All you need to make these pretty wood coasters is a dead tree branch, a table saw and paint.

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Hot Sauce



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Something Turquoise

Get five delicious hot sauce recipe ideas, plus these adorable (and free!) printable labels from Something Turquoise.

Fresh Cuts

Red Flowers in Pomegranate Seed Filled Glasses

Ranunculus and Pomegranate

Bring a touch of elegance to your autumnal spread with colorful floral, touches of fruit and warm wooden texture. This arrangement was made by placing ranunculus into glass votives set inside a reclaimed plank of oak, then filling the votives with pomegranate seeds for a rich fragrant effect.

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Flynnside Out Productions

These beautiful mini arrangements can be used as place settings or as extra wedding decor. Just be sure to let your guests know they can take them when they leave.

Infused Simple Syrups



These sweet treats are a great way to punch up any beverage and will look super pretty on the gift table.

Sparkler Kits

Metal Basket Full of Heart-Shaped Sparklers

Sparkler Send-Off Kits

Prep for a grand exit with these adorable, heart-shaped sparkler kits. Make the packaged kits ahead of time to display on a table near the door.

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Tori Watson, Project By: 17Apart

Complete with a personal matchbook, this adorable, easy-to-make kit pulls double duty as both a favor and wedding send-off.

Apple Butter Jars

Apple Butter Wedding Favor

Apple Butter Wedding Favor

This sweet little favor of homemade apple butter is sure to please your wedding guests. Each batch makes 18 small jars.

Spread the love with tiny jars of homemade apple butter. You can even include the recipe as a sweet bonus.

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Tunes for the Road





Guests can remember your special day with a playlist loaded with songs from your reception or songs that hold special meaning to you and your S.O. Upload songs onto a CD or USB drive decorated with a custom label.


Floral Labels on Three Bottles of Champagne

Printable Floral Labels for Champagne Bottles

Miniature pink champagne bottles are a hit at the bar and can be cute, adult-friendly favors too. Wrap each bottle with a rectangle of printable scrapbook paper and add a personalized tag to the front. Just download our templates and add your text using word processing software.

This gift is as easy as it gets; all you have to do is download our free label printables and add your own text using word processing software. Tip: For non-drinking guests, sparkling water is a great alternative.

Infused Liquors

Bottles of Infused Liquor

Infused Liquor Party Favors

As easy as mixing together a few common kitchen ingredients with standard liquors, these three festive flavors make delicious holiday cocktails and party favors.

Give basic liquors a boost by infusing them with delicious ingredients your guests will swoon over.

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DIY Essential Oils

Make Your Own Essential Oils

Make Your Own Essential Oils

Learn how to make your own essential oils with plants from your garden.

Due to their many health, beauty and culinary uses, these fragrant oils are super popular right now. Make your own from olive oil and plants from your garden.

Family Recipe



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She-n-He Photography

Make your guests feel like part of the family by gifting them the recipe to one of your favorite family dishes. Leave one at each place setting, or include in a gift bag with another small favor.

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Burgers + Fries To Go

How to make cheeseburger sliders

How to make cheeseburger sliders

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Picky Palate- Courtesy Image

After a long night of festivities, your guests might need a snack for the road. Mini sliders with shot glasses of french fries will give guests a quick energy boost for the ride home. You can even throw in tiny milkshakes!

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