As you and your guests look back on your wedding, it will be filled with special moments, memories, and wedding favors. Ending the evening with these small gifts is one way to show your guests how much you appreciate their presence on your special day. Although there are many wedding favor ideas, purchasing them can be expensive and seem a bit impersonal. Why not channel your creative side and customize your favors for your guests? This way you can ensure the ones from your wedding day are unique and unforgettable.
A DIY wedding favor is the perfect way to let your guests know you truly loved being with them on your wedding day (don’t forget to check out our DIY wedding flower packages). There’s something quite charming and meaningful about a handcrafted gift, and it’s no different with DIY favors. Your guest will simply adore the fact that you took the time to create something beautiful only for them.
To make this creative process easier, here’s our step-by-step tutorial on making delicate wedding favors using Ling’s Moment greenery and flowers.
What you’ll need for DIY Delicate Flower Wedding Favors
To create your delicate wedding favors , you’ll need:
- 1 Designer Flower Box
- 1 Bay Leaf Spray Box
- Floral Foam Blocks
- Utility Knife
- Glue Gun
- Your Creative Spirit
Our designer flower boxes come in a variety of flower types, sizes, and colors within a carefully curated color palette. This makes it easy for you to create floral arrangements with a blend of flowers for your DIY projects.
To create the featured DIY wedding favor, we used 1 designer flower box in blush & peach and ⅔ box of leaf but you can use any one of our 12+ color palettes and vary the types of greenery to create these handcrafted gifts.
How to make a DIY Delicate Wedding Favor
Just follow these 6 simple steps to make your very own wedding favors.
Step 1. Create the Base
Let’s begin by preparing the base, shall we? To create the base of your floral wedding favor, you’ll need to take your knife and carefully cut a wedge of the flower mud into a cylinder that’s 2 inches in diameter and 3 inches in height.
Step 2. Prep the Leaves
Unbox your flower spray and take about 7-9 leaves without stipes. Remember to use your scissors and remove any visible stems, as you won’t be needing them.
Then, take a leaf and apply hot glue to the surface, and layer another leaf on top of the glue. Press and hold until the glue has cooled. Repeat sticking leaves together side by side until a row is completed.
Step 3. Roll to Cover
Up next, the transformation! To create the leafy vase, flip the row of leaves over and place the flower mud on top. Then apply enough hot glue for the leaves to firmly stick around the flower mud.
Step 4. Finish Your Leafy Vase
Decide on which side of the vase you would like the bottom to be. You’ll then want to fold the leaves and stick them to the flower mud with hot glue. To conceal the bottom of the vase, take a single leaf and trim it into a roughly rounded shape, then stick it to the bottom with hot glue to cover the folded parts of the leaves. Giving your vase a beautiful complete look!
Step 5. Arrange your Bouquet
Now it’s time to get creative! Choose 2-3 different colored flowers from your designer flower box and insert them directly into the flower mud base. Once you’re done arranging the flowers, add in small accessories to personalize each bouquet (have you see Ling’s Wedding Bridal Bouquets?).
Step 6. Finish with a Bow
Now that your bouquet is complete, let’s take the time to tie the look together. To do so, simply take a piece of ribbon, and wrap it around the flower mud base into a pretty little bow to finish the delicate floral arrangement.
And you’re done!
Congrats, your gorgeous DIY floral wedding favors are now ready to share with your guests - who will undoubtedly treasure them forever! They’ll certainly appreciate how you thoughtfully crafted these favors with them in mind.