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This next submission for our DIY wedding favor contest is absolutely superb, but the most marvelous element is how eco-friendly they are. They are also cost next to nothing to make if you live in a woodsy part of the country. Our favorite part? The theme “Take a piece of Colorado with you!” message to guests. Thanks to Angela and Jeffrey for this submission.

diy woodsy wedding favors

1. Aspen (dead, to keep it eco friendly) or wood that is convenient in your location
2. Saw
3. Tung Oil and a rag
4. Twine and a favor tag

diy woodsy wedding favors

Find the wood you would like to use, make sure that it has a large enough diameter to work as a coaster for a mug. Saw 1/4″ thick (it is very easy to be consistent in size with a table saw, but any saw will work). Sand the coasters (we used several different grades of sanding paper). Use tung oil for a natural, but smooth polish. Wrap with twine and label – ours says “Take a piece of Colorado with you”!

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  • beautiful DIY idea! i love it!

  • This project is so fun, will have to try this out:-)

  • Beautiful. What a great way to bring the outdoor elements into your wedding!


  • Great idea! TFS!

  • Wow, this is such a FUN idea!!! :) I want to try it!!

  • Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing the instructions i’ll add this up to my notes. I’ll be a wedding planner for my friend this coming June.

  • Simple – but yet effective! .. love the idea :)

  • What an easy, cheap, and unique idea! Especially if you have a lot of farmer friends (like I do) who are working with a lot of scrap wood! Thanks :)

  • Wow, this is a very cool idea for a wedding favor. :) It’s cute and it’s very convenient. :)

  • Very nice idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jon

    these are my favorite i’ve seen yet!

  • Wendy Lederach

    Just love it! so creative and eco-friendly.

  • I love this!!! What a great idea!

  • what a great idea! Cheap and easy but also something that your guests will keep and use…perfect!

  • Hi! I LOVE this favor idea for a rustic wedding! In fact, I included it in my 10 Creative DIY Wedding Favors post :)