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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

Materials:
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

Instructions:
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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15 comments
  • 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!

    xo

  • 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 :)

    ~Katie