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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: Farewell Bells

I am madly in love with this next project, crafted by Kathleen of Twig & Thistle. She always comes up with such innovative projects, but this one in particular is not only charming, it's incredibly easy! Here are the step-by-step instructions... Materials Small Hand Bells Color Printer Paper Card Stock Ruler X-acto Knife Scissors Instructions Step 1:...

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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: 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: Wristlets and Boutonnieres

This next project that reader, Carol, crafted is perfectly lovely...ideal for a English or French inspired shabby chic wedding. I love the sweet, personal touch that each little favor brings, letting your guests know that they are not only welcome, they are loved.

Notes and Instructions from Carol...

My fiance and I are having a Regency inspired wedding next January at a beautiful English Manor House in New Zealand.  Our wedding colors are pink, red and burgundy.

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DIY Project: Kid’s Tins

These adorable favors are made especially for the kiddos. I love a reception that embraces children, but it's always great to have something to keep them busy!

Here are the instructions...

My hubby and I were just married 2/28/09 in a very cool, modern space in Brooklyn, NY.  We loved creating unique details that expressed our style and personalities for our wedding.  In lieu of favors, my hubby and I decided to contribute to International Justice Mission (ijm.

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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: Charity Inspired Favor

We are continuing on with our DIY contest today and just like yesterday, we have TONS of absolutely positively great ideas! The first, was crafted by Charlotte Bolton of Studio Ten and A Half.

From Charlotte...I designed this favor for my own wedding. I chose to have charity favours as I couldn't stand the thought of spending...

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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: Goodie Bags

I am a little bit obsessed with this project, as it's A. Adorable, B. Versatile and C. Wallet Friendly. So, needless to say, you guys are going to love it too!

Here is the breakdown and the instructions...

Materials

Kraft Paper Bags by Your Store Supplies
Ribbons by...

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DIY Project: Mason Jar Vases

This next DIY favor project is SO stinking cute...perfect for a picnic inspired affair. Although the bride will be using them as drinking glasses, filled with Sangria (FAB), I also love the idea of filling them with wildflowers for your guests to take home and enjoy. From Chelsea, the crafty bride that designed these favors...These Mason Jar Favors will double as drinking glasses for the guests at my picnic wedding in June. We wanted them to be colorful and match our theme of summer...

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DIY Project: Let’s Play!

Love, love, love this next project that was sent in by Tammylyon of Uniquity Design...mainly because it encourages your guests to get to know each other in a really sweet way! Oh and not to fret, she's included the fabulous, editable pdf's that you can print out on your home printer.

From Tammylyon...I decided that it would be fun to create a favor for guests that would help them get to know their fellow...

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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: Kraft Favor Boxes

Today has just been a Do-It-Yourself kind of day! Starting with the fabulous Vanilla Favors that Kathleen of Twig & Thistle put together for us, followed by the incredibly chic centerpieces that...

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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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