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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Comments (15):

  • Katie on May 10, 2013

    Hi! I LOVE this favor idea for a rustic wedding! In fact, I included it in my 10 Creative DIY Wedding Favors post :) ~Katie
  • wedding jewellery on October 13, 2011

    what a great idea! Cheap and easy but also something that your guests will keep and use...perfect!
  • Bonnie on October 6, 2011

    I love this!!! What a great idea!
  • Wendy Lederach on April 6, 2011

    Just love it! so creative and eco-friendly.
  • Jon on April 4, 2011

    these are my favorite i've seen yet!
  • Michael and Anna Costa on April 1, 2011

    Very nice idea! Thanks for sharing.
  • grace @ wedding favors on March 31, 2011

    Wow, this is a very cool idea for a wedding favor. :) It's cute and it's very convenient. :)
  • Bryn on March 31, 2011

    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 :)
  • Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire on March 31, 2011

    Simple - but yet effective! .. love the idea :)
  • Photo backdrops on March 31, 2011

    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.
  • buttonsLACEandLOVE on March 30, 2011

    Wow, this is such a FUN idea!!! :) I want to try it!!
  • kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} on March 30, 2011

    Great idea! TFS!
  • Kirby {Colors of Honey} on March 30, 2011

    Beautiful. What a great way to bring the outdoor elements into your wedding! xo
  • Tamara Nicole on March 30, 2011

    This project is so fun, will have to try this out:-)
  • lizzie on March 30, 2011

    beautiful DIY idea! i love it!

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