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How to Make Favor Tags Less Boring

Wedding favors are one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process. While some may say favors aren’t necessary, I think they’re a totally fun detail that I love to see at weddings. However, they don’t need to be overly pricey or detailed. Keep it sweet, simple, and personalized — and your guests will love ’em. We’ll talk about our favorite wedding favors for 2014 in a few days (stay tuned!) but today we’re focusing on favor tags. Any wedding favor you dream up, create, or buy will require some sort of personalization to make it your own. A popular (and easy-to-DIY) detail you can add is a tag. It can say thank you to guests, include your name and/or wedding date, and tie in your theme just a bit further. In this post, we’ll share favorite ideas for DIYing your favor tags PLUS one lucky reader will win one of the items below! Read on for the full scoop…

how to make favor tags less boring

classic kraft tag: dress my cupcake

Wedding Favor Tags

Wedding favor tags come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Recently, I stopped in at a few local craft stores to get a glimpse on what’s popular right now. It seems like kraft favor tags are here to stay — and white tags are always popular for weddings, too. Mix and match different shapes by using scalloped tags or heart shaped tags

Pick a Tag, Any Tag

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1 – scalloped kraft tag, 2 – scalloped white tag, 3 – heart kraft tag

I also love round tags, especially for small favors (so they won’t overpower the item).

kraft round favor tags

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Make ’em colorful for spring with these

colorful favor tags spring

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For more formal soirees, try these notched square favor tags with a silver-y border.

notched square favor tags

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Guests can re-use these mini chalkboard tags! Chalkboard is still in… and it continues to be an emerging trend in weddings.

chalkboard favor tags

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Add Some String

After you’ve picked a tag, you can add embellishment to is. Sometimes a kraft tag will come with standard twine which can be switched out for something more fun. Colorful twine, for instance, is one of my favorite options (especially for whimsical weddings).

colorful bakers twine

pink lemonade (maya road), orange and white twine (hemptique), blue twine (maya road), yellow and white (hemptique)

For a rustic wedding, jute twine (almost rope-like) or hemp string are perfect accents.

jute twine hemp cord

jute twine, hemp bead cord

Or, for a beach wedding, raffia is a natural (and fitting) option.

raffia ribbon

natural raffia, green raffia

Stamp It

Finally, a stamp is the easiest way to personalize your favor tags. Add a stamp to your tag that incorporates your theme (such as an anchor for a nautical wedding, shell stamp for a beach wedding, bird stamp for a bird themed wedding, woodland animal stamp for a woodland wedding… you get the idea). If you choose a larger tag (like this style kraft tag), you can further personalize it with a big stamp that includes your names and the wedding date. Here are a few examples:

thank you wedding favor tags stampedlove birds favor tag

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It’s that easy!

Now you have favor tags that are completely personalized, hand-picked (and DIYed) by you, and perfect for your upcoming wedding.

Giveaway: Win a Favor Tag Stamp!

Now that you’ve seen some examples, it’s time to enter for a chance to win a FREE wedding favor stamp, personalized for your big day! The stamp is by Tickled Pink Paper + Ink and is a $24.95 value. (No cash value.) Stamp measures 2″ wide by 2 1/4″ deep in your choice of red rubber (mounted on wood with either an old fashioned handle or flat art mount) or a clear polymer stamp (with comes mounted on a clear acrylic block). FREE shipping to U.S. and Canada (hooray!) Enter between 1/24-1/30/14 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. One winner will be randomly selected. Winner must respond to email within 72 hours. (Be sure to check your spam bin just in case!) New winner selected if we do not hear from winner within 72 hours. Winner must ‘order’ stamp within 6 months. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!

Prize

You pick the design!

thank you personalized wedding favor tag

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Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

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10 Best Bridal Shower Recipe Cards (+ Recipe Book)

Planning a perfect bridal shower is a whole lot easier with a theme set in place. One of our favorites is a kitchen themed bridal shower, in which guests can stock the pantry or bring gifts of baking to the newlyweds. If you’re planning a kitchen themed bridal shower for your favorite bride-to-be (or you’re hinting at ideas for your party-planning posse) don’t forget the secret ingredient: bridal shower recipe cards. When you send out invitations, include one card for each guest to fill out with her favorite recipe and bring to the shower. When guests arrive, collect the cards and place in a recipe book for the couple. They’ll have a collection of handwritten, tried-and-true recipes they will cherish for a lifetime of home-cooked dinners. Plus, this is one gift that kicks any registry’s you-know-what. Read on for more…

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A Recipe Book We Love

Before we showcase the top ten bridal shower recipe cards, first you need an adorable recipe book. We spotted this one at OneCanoeTwo and we think adding clear recipe cover sheets would work great. Simply buy your favorite bridal shower recipe cards and insert them into the sheets, which can be added to the recipe book binder with ease. (Plus, the cards won’t fade over time.)

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recipe book

Top 10 Bridal Shower Recipe Cards

Scroll down to see the top ten bridal shower recipe cards that made the cut!

1. Strawberries + Kraft Paper

It’s no secret that we love kraft paper, so naturally we think these bridal shower recipe cards are a slam dunk. Strawberries, too? Perfection. By The Ruffly Owl.

bridal shower recipe cards
bridal shower recipe cards

2. Savory + Sweet

If you crave savory and sweet, check out these recipe cards by GAIT Design. We love the mini chevron pattern, which reminds us of baker’s twine.

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3. Retro Bridal Shower Recipe Cards

The retro-loving bride will love these recipe cards by Eden Wedding Studio.
*TIP: Pair with an adorable retro apron for a complete set!

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4. Polka Dotted

This card is pretty with a polka dotted border and a pair of dancing measuring spoons along the top. By Dapper Paper.

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5. Eat Your Veggies

Whimsical vegetables and a soft palette of colors make these bridal shower recipe cards one of our favorites. By Emilee Rose.

bridal shower recipe cards

6. Kraft Paper + Twine

Another kraft paper recipe card has stolen hearts, this time with a little red + white baker’s twine and a set of flatware. By Hello Magpie.

bridal shower recipe cards

7. Farmer’s Market Recipe Cards

Whimsical farmer’s market recipe cards by Dapper Paper boast a vintage look.

bridal shower recipe cards

8. Flourish Recipe Cards

A whimsical banner, a floral print, and personalization. What could be better? By Yellowbrick Graphics.

bridal shower recipe cards

9. Rose Recipe Cards

The hot pink lettering and elegant rose caught our eye on this set of bridal shower recipe cards by the appropriately named Rosie Day Design.

bridal shower recipe cards

10. Kitchen Themed Recipe Cards

Last but not least, these recipe cards feature a kitchen themed array of a sweet essentials like a whisk, measuring cup, and oven mitt dancing along the bottom border. By Invita Paper Studio.

bridal shower recipe cards

Favors for a Kitchen-Themed Bridal Shower

If you’re planning a kitchen-themed bridal shower, consider these sweet little whisks or measuring spoons as favors. My mom and I (Emma here!) bought the whisks for my sister’s shower (and my sister and mom bought the measuring spoons for my shower) and I still use both in my kitchen today! The measuring spoons and whisks were a hit at both showers.

We hope you liked this round-up of bridal shower recipe cards. Which one is your favorite?

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Happy Planning!


-E.

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A Kraft Paper Wedding

Happy Friday! Get ready to be inspired by the very best kraft paper wedding inspiration! Kraft paper gained instant popularity in the wedding + event styling industry for its ability to be both functional and versatile. There are few decor elements that can cohesively tie into both a vintage, rustic wedding or a chic, modern event like kraft paper can. Whether you tie in a few subtle elements (a favor tag, a place card, a favor) or you dive into full kraft paper love, we think there’s a little something you’ll love. Plus, kraft paper can handle any theme from vintage, rustic, shabby chic, woodland, or modern, just to name a few. Read on to find out how you can plan a perfect kraft paper wedding with tons of handmade wedding ideas and Real Wedding examples to inspire you, beginning with ultra-chic invitations by the lovely Jessica Lam – Wedding Stationery. Enjoy!

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

Kraft Paper Wedding

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

Aren’t they lovely? The burst of color against the neutral shade of brown makes these invitations pop! To see more (there are TONS from which to choose), visit Jessica Lam – Wedding Stationery, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace!

Kraft Paper Save the Date

Don’t forget to tie in your theme with a deliciously designed save the date! We spotted this kraft paper save the date at Oh So Beautiful Paper crafted by Lande and Maze and we’re in love: chevron + kraft paper never looked so good together!

kraft paper save the date

crafted by: lande and maze // photo credit: becker photography (engagement photos inside save the date by mnc photography // via oh so beautiful paper

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A large ‘hello’ banner creates an inviting space above the card table while a ‘cards’ sign of kraft paper is strung across the card box with natural twine.

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: devlin photos, styled by luellas boudoir, florals by cherubs florists via style me pretty

These bride and groom kraft paper chair tags ooze sweet simplicity! This is easily one of my favorite kraft paper wedding ideas ever.

kraft bride and groom chair tags

photo credit: pobke photography styled by the bride // via style me pretty

I love these kraft paper flowers! Big, bold, and ready to be placed on chairs, along the aisleway, on the cake table, and more. By LBC Paper.

kraft paper wedding

by lbc paper

A large kraft sign with white typography? I love this.

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: devlin photos, styled by luellas boudoir, florals by cherubs florists via style me pretty

Food + Drink

Greet guests with glass bottles filled with freshly-squeezed lemonade and covered with a kraft paper wrapping. Tie with sisal twine and add a decorative straw. Delicious! Don’t forget black markers – guests can identify which bottle is theirs simply by writing it on the paper.

kraft paper wrapped drinks

photo credit: elizabeth messina photography, styled by mindy weiss party consultants via style me pretty found via pinterest

Another fun idea? Kraft paper drink stirrers like these spotted at Madison Belle.

kraft paper drink stirrers with mustaches

by madison belle

Dress up a candy or dessert bar with kraft paper labels to identify each flavor, like so:


photo credit: pobke photography styled by the bride // via style me pretty

Bouquets

Select simple flowers for bridesmaids and surprise them with kraft paper wrapped bouquets, personalized with their names painted in white.

bouquet wrapped in kraft paper

photo credit: tokketok via unstitched blog

Kraft Programs

Keep the kraft paper love going throughout the ceremony with kraft programs for guests to read about your wedding before the music begins.


photo credit: tales of a junkaholic via emily baker creative

Wrap It Up: Kraft Paper Favors

Weddings with emphasis on a love for all things foodie can gift freshly baked bread to guests as favors in a hand-stamped kraft bag:


photo credit: saltwater kids

Love to ride bicycles together? Hand-stamped kraft bags like these by Lost Bridge Designs would fit in nicely.


by lost bridge designs

A jar of jam, honey, or another homemade favorite (like this marinara sauce) always makes a heartfelt favor. Wrap the lid in kraft paper and twine like Kristin Magee does in this example by Paper Crave. What a cute idea!


photo credit: kristen magee for paper crave via cottage industrialist

And, finally, two of the cutest tags I’ve seen in quite some time! These kraft paper favor tags are handmade by Doble Ele.


by doble ele

These adorable favor tags are handmade by Pigeon Paperie and can be easily added to mason jar favors in an instant!


by pigeon paperie

Table Talk

Kraft paper details can be included on the reception tables but remember that less is more. You want to include the theme with subtlety, while also introducing colors, patterns, and textures into the mix. One way to dress up your tables is with kraft paper wrapped tin cans which can be made into DIY table numbers. This DIY project by Project Wedding (photo by Mary Swenson) is easy to do and works well for weddings or bridal showers. You can also craft these centerpieces with your monogram, the wedding date, or table ‘names’ instead of numbers.

kraft paper table number diy

photo credit: mary swenson for project wedding

Incorporate a vintage feel with a kraft paper menu and hardcover books, one of our favorite combinations:

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: devlin photos, styled by luellas boudoir, florals by cherubs florists via style me pretty

Another brilliant idea is wrapping linen napkins with kraft paper as napkin rings. Check out this example by Grace Happens that cohesively incorporates a blue and white palette with subtle kraft paper elements.

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: grace happens

kraft paper napkin rings

photo credit: grace happens

For the reception, use a kraft paper table runner on each table decorated with bold pops of colorful flowers. Against the neutral brown shade, the colorful punches of color will be even more amplified! Plus, no worry about wrinkled tablecloths before the big day (these just roll right out) and after the wedding you can throw away! Brilliant. (Don’t forget a pack of crayons at the kids table, which will keep kids coloring for hours!)

kraft paper table runner

photo credit: michelle feileacan, styled by jessamyn harris weddings via style me pretty

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As you can see, the possibilities of a perfectly planned kraft paper wedding are endless. Share your thoughts with us below!

Happy Planning!


-E.

12 Brilliant Ways to Wrap with Kraft Paper

Wrapping gifts – whether it be for the holidays, birthdays, or wedding favors and gifts – is more than just patterned paper and a roll of Scotch tape. The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for wrapped paper and tape by the case. What if this year you pledged to take a more handmade approach? With just a few items like kraft paper, ribbon, and other embellishments (lace, doilies, burlap, fabric, and more) you can turn an ordinary gift into one that packs a delightfully charming punch. Today, we’re showcasing twelve of our favorite ways to wrap with kraft paper while playing with color and adding personalized, artistic touches. Whether you wrap with kraft paper for the holidays, for wedding favors, bridal party gifts, birthdays, or just because, you can be assured the gift recipient will take notice and appreciate you going that extra handmade mile.

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(above) Up first, this gift idea features wrap with kraft paper and tied with twine. A white box inside is filled with yummy cookies and presented with the gift’s name as a tag atop each one. What could be better? We spotted this pretty gift wrap idea via Pinterest via The New Home Ec, which is originally from Project Wedding and photographed by Chelsea Fuss. We love this simple yet elegant design.

For a bridesmaid gift that is wrapped up in charm, wrap with kraft paper and twine. Hand-calligraph, add a locket wrapped around it and a small bouquet of flowers for added whimsy. What a beautiful gift! Not only is there a gift inside the wrapping, but there is the added gift of the locket and flowers plus the sentiment of having it all put together by you. Love it! Spotted via Style Me Pretty. Photography by Connection Photography.

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This is one brilliant array of kraft paper wrapped gifts! This is styled and designed by Justina Blakeney and we’re absolutely smitten with each and every one.

wrap with kraft paper

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If you love the au natural look + the elegance of lace, you’ll love this pretty little package. Spotted via Oh Hello Friend with the original source from Kylie Parry. What a beautiful use of texture!

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Pair together burlap, a hint of lace, natural twine, and a box wrapped in kraft paper and you have a beautiful idea by Emily Baker Creative! We love.

wrap with kraft paper

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Black ink on a doily stamp, kraft paper, and twine is sheer perfection on this next example. By A Spoonful of Sugar via Paper Garland.

wrap with kraft paper

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While I love them all, this next could very well be my favorite. There’s something about a punch of yellow and unique details (measuring tape? genius.) that tie together unexpected elements to create a one-of-a-kind package. By Shane Powers and spotted via this link on Pinterest from Iffer’s Nest.


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Kraft paper + a toothpick flag never looked so good! This idea is crafted by Sally J Shim and was spotted via Party Accessories.


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Add a few buttons and lace for a style that is oh-sew-sweet. This idea is by Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup.


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Tie a monogram to each gift for a personalized detail they’ll love! This was also designed by Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup.


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Skip the embellishments altogether for something a little more original… drawn by hand! This idea by Minie Co (via Pinterest) shows you how to wrap with kraft paper and decorate with metallic marker. Brilliant!


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And, last but not least, use kraft paper to wrap gifts embellished with lace doilies (or eyelet fabric-turned-rosette!) for a gift that’s perfect for giving year-round. This idea is by Two Shades of Pink.


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And… that’s a wrap! (We couldn’t resist.)


-E.

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