With all the gift-giving during the holiday season, a Christmas-themed wedding calls for something extra thoughtful and personal to give as guest favors. Here are 8 DIY heartwarming ‘classic Christmas’ wedding favor ideas that capture both the merriment of the season, plus the sweet sentiment of a DIY gift! Take a look, and let the favor-crafting begin!
DIY Holiday Wedding Favor Ideas
You’ll notice how our finds are inspired by well-loved traditions for festive packaging, delicious treats, and Christmas decorations.
Packaging from classic to casual
Any treat or trinket gets a special holiday look in ‘Christmas cracker’ wrapping (1) that’s a British tradition. Or for a casual wedding, you can go for cutesy ‘mason jar frames’ (7) holding fun photos or vintage greeting cards or gift tags.
This charming gingerbread bride and groom (2) can inspire your own home-baked cookie figures to give as favors; while macadamia brittle (3), Christmas cookie mix) in jars (4), or Mexican wedding cookies (6) would make most welcome take-home treats!
Delight guests with handcrafted ‘snow globes’ in recycled jars (5) or tree ornaments (8) you can fill with snippets of Christmas memories (sheet music of holiday songs and carols, recycled cards, bits of tinsel, confetti).
Click on the links below for either a full tutorial or some helpful tips to craft your own version of these favors. Happy DIY-ing!
1 – Christmas crackers, from Tuts+
2 – Gingerbread cake topper, via Christopher William Jewelers
3 – Macadamia brittle, from Essen und Trinken
4 Cookie mix favors – from Shindigz
5 – DIY snow globes, from Luzia Pimpinella
6 – Mexican wedding cookies, by Camille Styles via Country Living
7 – Mason jar photo frames, from A Beautiful Mess
8 – Filled tree ornaments, by Stars and Sunshine via It Happens In a Blink