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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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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