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How to Decorate Wedding Favors from A to Z

The difference between a boring wedding favor and a brilliant wedding favor is handmade decoration. Today, we’ll show you how to decorate wedding favors with handmade wedding embellishments and ideas from A to Z. This guide will teach you how to decorate wedding favors that are more fun to make and more memorable for guests, too. Enjoy!

how to decorate wedding favors

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How to Decorate Wedding Favors: A to Z

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Dress up your favorites with a quirky adhesive embellishment like these hot pink kiss lips or mustaches stickers at 42 Things.

decorate wedding favors

by 42 things

decorate wedding favors

by 42 things


Burlap fabric can be wrapped around any favor to tie in nicely with a rustic wedding. Consider burlap coffee favors or salt water taffy placed in a small burlap drawstring bag. Try which offers tons of crafting supplies with burlap as their specialty! (They are a sponsor but we also whole-heartedly adore their selection, regardless.)


Favor tags are more decorative with calligraphy! Hire a calligrapher or try your best penmanship with a decorative calligraphy set. Hand-written tags takes more time, but it is more personal.


A paper doily dresses up any favor and does double duty as a name tag. Place on a box tied with string or attached to a favor with a clothespin; write the guest’s name in the center.

decorate wedding favors

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Use an envelope to hold a small, thin favor – like seed packets – embellished with a stamp.

decorate wedding favors

by the print makers


Add a small decorative flower to tie in your wedding colors. These poppy flowers are made by Chocolate Bird. Just add an adhesive dot to the bag to stick on your wedding favor.

decorate wedding favors

by chocolate bird

Gift box

Buy small paper mache boxes and wrap in decorative paper and wrapping.


It takes longer to do, but handmade wedding favors are more memorable. And, they’re fun to make! Call your bridesmaids over for a favor-making party. Make sure you stamp each favor so guests know the love + care added to each one.decorate wedding favors

by pretty tape


Stamp your initials for added personalization. These favor bags are stamped just for you by Packagery.

how to decorate wedding favors

by packagery


Create a wedding favor in a jar (think s’mores in a jar or rainbow cake in a jar) for guests to reuse after the wedding. Or, place smaller favors like candy in nostalgic miniature mason jars to make them look even sweeter.

how to decorate wedding favors

via clarke woodworks

Kraft tags

Show guests your appreciate with a “thank you” kraft tag or one that tells guests it’s “100% handmade”.

how to decorate wedding favors

by clip and pin

how to decorate wedding favors

by clip and pin


Add a classic bridal staple to embellish a favor or place card. Use lace tape to decorate in a snap!

how to decorate wedding favors

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Use a metal stamping kit + metal stamp blanks to add a personalized tag to each favor, tied with a ribbon.


Package your favor in a nature- and eco-friendly bag, like these biodegradable paper bags by From Soul.

how to decorate wedding favors

by from soul


Do you possess a special talent, like painting, wood-burning, knitting, or illustrations? Use your talent to put a personal print on your wedding favor. Guests will notice!


Clothespins can be used to hold tags in place for favors. We’re crushing on these colorful clothespins by Clip and Pin:

how to decorate wedding favors

by clip and pin

painted clothespins

by clip and pin


Instead of a simple, “thank you” on a tag, add a thought-provoking or meaningful quote or song lyric on your tag (with attribution of course).


A decorative ribbon dresses up any package in a cinch!

how to decorate wedding favors

by paper & pinafore

how to decorate wedding favors

by sew lola


Add a decorative stamp to a kraft paper bag, box, or hang tag using a thematic wedding element. Better yet, select a stamp with your face right on it! It’s reusable after the wedding on all correspondence. How fun!

custom face stamp

by lili mandrill


Two words: baker’s twine. Need we say more?

how to decorate wedding favors

by love lindsey handmade

Unexpected Texture

Use an unexpected textured fabric – linen, burlap, or jute – to wrap a favor. For instance, you could wrap the top of a mason jar favor with burlap and secure with a piece of jute twine.


What makes a great favor? LOTS of it. Be generous with your favor sizes and guests will appreciate the gesture.

Washi tape

Trim cardstock, tags, or boxes with decorative washi tape. We love this stuff!

how to decorate wedding favors

by doblele

how to decorate wedding favors

by doblele


You’d be surprised how many guests want to take an extra favor home or to a guest who couldn’t attend, so make sure you have a few extra favors on hand.


Gift guests with a delicious edible favor with unexpected personalization such as custom bride and groom cookies.

Zigzag pattern

We love a great pattern – like a zigzag chevron print – used to decorative a simple favor bag.

by pretty tape

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We hope you enjoyed these tips on how to decorate wedding favors! And, if you need a helping hand, enlist the help of one of our lovely Featured Artists in The Marketplace.

Happy Planning Crafting!


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Double-Layered Birdcage Veil, Sophisticated Dress in ‘Olive’ & Crafty DIY Tutorials for Last-Minute Gifts!

Happy Wednesday! We are literally busting at the seams with handmade wedding inspiration, so we thought we’d throw a three-parter post at you today.  Enjoy over your morning coffee & let us know which one you admire most.

First of all, these images are so breathtaking that I would very much like to frame them to admire in our office.  This double-layered birdcage veil was designed by Tessa Kim and measures 14 inches long. It features tulle and Russian veiling and is available in white, diamond white, and ivory. Photography by Candice Benjamin & Marilyn Nakazato. LOVE, love, love. ♥

For part two, we present this jaw-dropping bridesmaid dress in a sophisticated shade of ‘Golden Olive’. It is a flattering shape and features flutter sleeves, which your bridesmaids will appreciate. (Not everyone loves a strapless dress!) By Love June and available in many colors (though we’re quite partial to this shade).

And, last but not least, part three brings us to Reason #9934039 why we love handmade. Many artists love their craft so much they are willing to share tutorials with fellow crafters!  One of our favorites is this headband tutorial by Snazzie Drawers

… and an assortment of flower DIYs by Jewel Box Ballerina!

If you’re feeling crafty and want to create some beautiful last-minute Christmas gifts, call your girlfriends over, grab some supplies, hot cocoa, blast the Christmas music, and get crafting! Make this holiday a handmade one!

Can’t wait to bring you even more later today!


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