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DIY Project: Custom Seed Packs

Love this next one. Love all of them actually, but this one is especially sweet because the bride and groom really looked to their own lives to find favors that they could make and share with their guests. From the bride...My name is Trish and my fiancé is Luke. and we came up with an idea to do a seed packet and matching pot for our wedding favor. He is an assistant superintendent at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Last summer they held the PGA championship at...

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DIY: Photo Coasters

These are really similar to the coasters that we featured just a bit ago...but a more personal approach! Such a great gift for those that love you! From the bride...Custom Photo coasters are a great favor for any size wedding. Depending on your budget you can choose how many coasters you’d like to include. They are environmentally friendly because your guests will re-use them in their home for years on end, rather than throwing them away, like so many favors. If you have a photo booth...

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DIY: Coasters

I am completely obsessed with this next idea, and actually, just might go make these adorable coasters myself to have in our office! Also love the idea of making each bundle different, with modern graphic prints. GREAT way to add a pop to your decor. Here is the play by play... From the crafter...I think these favors are appropriate for our current economic situation. With each set of four coasters costing about one dollar (mine were a little less), I think it would be difficult to...

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DIY Project: Flavored Sea Salt

This is a bit of a variation on the Spice Jar favors that we featured last week, featuring flavored sea sat and some pretty great packaging to go along with it! Here is the breakdown... Ingredients Kosher salt/ Sea Salt (or a mix, your preference) 2 Tangerines, zested 1 Lemon, zested Tools lemon grater food processor Supplies Ramekins/small dishes Small spoons Glass Spice Jars 1/2 pint cardboard berry containers paper fill Ribbon thick and thin circle tags Paint...

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DIY Project: Custom Flower Pots

This next project is SO versatile and forever elegant. I love that you can really put your own style stamp on this one!

From Cathy...A little background on my project~ CathysWraps ~  plastic pot & decorative sleeve combo was created to give my mother's plain yet versatile little pots a makeover. It adapts to hang flowers from church pews with Doey’s pew clip (invented by my mother, Doey, and used by florists for...

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DIY Project: Mini Bundt Cakes

Love these  little treats...and you KNOW your guests will to. There is just something great about receiving a homemade favor, one that you can devour on your way home and remember the sweetness of the day. So cute.

From the bride...I am getting married at my grandmother's house in Charleston, South Carolina. For both me and my fiance, it is really important to include our grandmothers' in our wedding. We both have a love for our grandmother's pound cake. And, they are both from...

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DIY Project: Programs that double as a CD

This next project sent in by Bliss Weddings Market is completely fabulous...plus it's a two-in-one, with ceremony programs that double as a CD wedding favor. So cool!

Here are the step-by-steps...

Materials
Paperboard CD case (from www.BlissWeddingsMarket.com)
Two 1/8" wide circle eyelets in the color white (from www.BlissWeddingsMarket.com)
Eyelet Setter (from www.

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DIY Project: Southern Style Treats

This next one, crafted by the lovely Mekala of Tie that Binds, just reminds me of my Texas roots. Love that.

And here is the breakdown. There are lots of components so it's lengthy...but, you could craft all or just one and still end up with a pretty great gift for your guests!

Step 1

Food:
Peanuts
Sunflower Seeds
Homemade/Favorite BBQ sauce (homemade recipe found...

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DIY Project: Violet Petals

It's Day three (and the last day) of our DIY contest! We have so many great projects for you to devour today...from send off bells to custom bottles of bbq, each is completely unique and completely fabulous. First up, are these crystallized petals of violets crafted by Julie...

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

I am a future bride from Toulouse, France. We'll marry on May the 9th in Tarbes, a town near Pyrénées, and we have are using purple and anise...

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DIY Project: Irish Cream

As an Irish girl myself, I adore this next project. So completely innovative and original...plus it's pretty! The perfect combination! Plus, she's included the template for the cute recipe tag so it's more about assembly than design, thus anyone can do it. Love that.

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

Materials
Cardstock
Downloadable Tags
Mason Jars & Ribbon from Michael's Craft Store
Homemade Irish Cream

Recipe...

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DIY Project: Sugar Packets

I am obsessed with this next project. And obsessed might just be putting it lightly. I love when ideas come my way that I haven't ever seen before and not only is this one new to me, it's so designed so beautifully that it just appeals to my own sense of style and love of simplicity. Plus, it uses the Gocco which just might be the best invention EVER.

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

From the lovely bride...As we're having a destination wedding in...

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DIY Project: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love this next project a lot. Probably too much. Chocolate covered pretzles are such yumminess, you can rest assured that your guests will definitely devour your hard work! Here is the breakdown... From Rachelle, the cute bride... My wedding was last weekend, so what better timing than to submit the favors that I actually made for my guests.  My inspiration came from the chocolate-covered pretzel rods I make every year as Christmas treats.  I have been making them for years...

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DIY Project: Spice Jar Favors

Crafted by the same designer who did the tea tins, these GORGEOUS spice jar favors are equally as lovely!

With this project, you create a very affordable favor that does double duty as a placecard holder (for about $2/favor). Fill the vials with spices that coordinate with the colors and/or theme of your wedding.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. You will need to create artwork for the spice jar label and placecard. The keytag has two sides so take advantage of the...

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DIY Project: Tea Tins

You are in for such a treat with this next project...it's so professional, so expensive looking and yet it's really quite simple! Your guests will love it, I promise. Oh and it was designed by Jennifer at Pigweed Press...remember that fabulous wedding we featured a few weeks back?

Materials

2.6" Round...

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DIY Project: Garden Seed Envelopes

In this day and age, there is nothing better than a favor that adds a bit of beauty to our world. Which is exactly why I love this submission...it's sweet and charming, and it will help your guests add a touch of pretty to their day.

Here is the rundown!

These hand folded envelopes holding colorful seed packets are practical (the guest may actually plant the seeds), easy (each one takes 1-2 minutes to make) and chic (you can use any kind of paper to match your...

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DIY Project: Potted Banana Bread

The next couple of days on SMP are going to be SO fun. It's finally time to show off all of the fabulous DIY favor projects that our readers have crafted and I have to say, these are some of the best we've seen. The first, was sent to us by Heather and is coined, "Potted Banana Bread"

So cute! Here is the breakdown and instructions...

Supplies

-ingredients for bread (any quick bread...doesn't have to be this recipe)- grocery store
-medium sized...

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DIY Project: Homemade Vanilla Favors

My favorite DIY guru in the whole world, Kathleen of Twig and Thistle, is sharing THE cutest DIY project that I have ever seen. It honestly, just might be my new favorite...DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract and Labels!

From Kathleen..."This is a great project if you've got some time and want to give your guests something homemade. It takes about 2 months for the Vanilla to mature but it's a simple project and a...

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Valentine DIY by Twig & Thistle

I was checking out on of my favorite blogs, Twig & Thistle (whose editor just happens to be one of our own lovely DIY editors) when I stumbled upon these ADORABLE Valentine's Day DIY projects. Yes, V-day has come and gone but we're a wedding site so I figured I could milk it for a few extra days...

How cute are those little bags? I'm sorry but they are PERFECT for favor bags. An inexpensive way to add a touch...

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DIY Lunch Bag Favors

I am SO SO SO (say that really loud and throw your hands up in the air with spirit sprinkles) excited about today's post. Remember Kathleen, our DIY winner who crafted those amazing hot chocolate wedding favors? Well, we've asked her to become a contributing DIY editor for Style Me Pretty. And today, she is debuting her first completely adorable...

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DIY Project – Gumball Favors

We have so many elegant, pretty DIY projects on SMP, I thought it was about time for a really fun, whimsical project. How cute are these Gumball Favors?

Materials

Clear flat bottom candy bags which can be purchased in bulk from candy store

Lots of gum balls (about 10 per bag). They can be color specific to your wedding!  We purchased ours from gumballs.com

White labels to fit the width of the bag

Clear tape

Instructions

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