Sarah made her own wedding favors using locally sourced wildflower seeds and test tubes for maximum packaging cuteness. The details were designed to a T, from the hand stamped initials on the beeswax seals to the tags.

 test tube wedding favor packaging

 wildflower seed wedding favors

What you’ll need:

– Plastic test tubes and corks from
– California Native Wildflower seeds from Eden Brothers
– Beeswax
– Cardstock paper. I added this poem printed on the tags: “Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. A wild plant that, when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always, wild!”-John Galsworthy
– Hemp Twine from the craft store
– Metal printing press letters- put together to form our initials (repurposed from a vintage fleamarket)
– Stickers (made by my husband who is a graphic designer) to put on the tubes.

 eco friendly wedding favors

 test tube wedding ideas
Fill each test tube with Wildflowers. With a large needle or awl, punch a hole in the cardstock and run hemp twine through. Tie it in a knot. push the ends of the hemp twine down into the tubes, then put cork on to secure the poem cards. Heat the beeswax. Dip each cork into the beeswax and let cool slightly. Stamp the tops with the metal printing press letters.


Comments (18):

  • Felipe Guasti on November 26, 2015

    Good evening, thanks for this amazing post wildflower seeds and test tubes. I'm a blogger from Brazil and I write for a wedding blog named "Bouquet, Véu e Grinalda". When I read your article I had an idea and I wrote about a invitation made with test tubes. I linked your site in my blog with one of your picture. I hope you don't mind about it. Thanks for the inspiration. Felipe Guasti
  • Julia on February 12, 2012

    I love the wax-dipped touch! What a terrific detail that can be done in any wax color!
  • Noufendar on November 21, 2011

    Pretty!!! I love them! Congrats for your work! Kiss.
  • Heather on July 13, 2011

    I tried this and was able to do 70 with one pound. I am having problems making the wax thick enough, suggestions please!!
  • Kristen on May 23, 2011

    Hi there, I want to make these and I am wondering if anyone knows how much seed it would take to make about 60? I am using 4" tubes. I want to use native seeds but am trying to keep prices down, and need to decide how much to get in 1/4 pound increments. Thanks!
  • Sanja on October 25, 2010

    I love a favor that keeps on giving. What's even more amazing is how elaborate and meaningful the final product is.
  • maggie @ sidebysideblog on October 22, 2010

    beautiful!!! i love the presentation!
  • Julia on October 22, 2010

    My favorite so far! Crafty, yet elegant.
  • Tiffany on October 22, 2010

    I love these so thoughtful and what a great way to remember the event!
  • marsha on October 22, 2010

    I thought these were beautiful, and so is the DYI directions! Keeper!
  • Kimberly Minardi on October 22, 2010

    love them!!
  • Kate on October 21, 2010

    I love these! The initials stamped in beeswax complete the whole project.
  • Lea on October 21, 2010

  • Dawn on October 21, 2010

    Elegant and creative design! The attention to every detail is superb.
  • Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] on October 21, 2010

    Those are so sweet! Gosh! These are gonna be so hard to choose from!
  • Heather Jean on October 21, 2010

    I'm voting for this one. Absolutely adore it...
  • Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras on October 21, 2010

    The beeswax seals put this right over the top. LOVE it! Exquisitely conceived and executed.
  • Green Tree Photography on October 21, 2010

    LOVE this!! So creative!


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