10 DIY Wedding Favors

DIY Wedding Favors

Are you looking for a way to add some personalization to your wedding decor? Consider your wedding favors. This is a great area to throw something in the mix that is personal to you and your partner. You can incorporate anything from a hobby to just something you love to eat or drink. Here are just a few ways other couples have done just that…


DIY Painted Chargers

I’m crazy over chargers and making my place settings simple but beautiful. If you have ever looked for a pretty charger you know that your options are limited, unless you are willing to spend a bundle. I decided to take matters into my own hands and with cheap plastic chargers and a little craft paint, we have something unique, modern and colorful. This weekend is Memorial Day and kicks off the summer season, a time for BBQs, backyard feasts and family fun. This is the perfect addition to your summer table. These would even be gorgeous at a summer wedding or shower. You could even make spare sets for hostess gifts.


Simply Styled Cutlery Bundles

Pretty floral cutlery bundles When warmer weather shows up, I find myself hosting casual dinners with one of two vibes: Polished and pretty or low-budget and laid-back. With this in mind, I’ve created two different types of cutlery bundles to style the table and complement each dinner.  I’ve avoided fussy folds or ornate presentation, and focused on easy assembly with special touches.

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mini button name tags

We’ve all been stuck in awkward situations at parties where we hardly know any other guests and end up talking about the weather. As a host it’s sometimes hard to insure that conversation stays lively but if you make these cheeky mini button name tags for your guests, you’ll automatically give them something to talk about.


The Boucherouite Trend

One of my favorite ways to add a pop of color to a room is with a few Moroccan Boucherouite rugs. These rugs are works of art – made from a variety of materials traditionally woven by hand for as long as a year in some cases. Boucherouite rugs are not your typical floor covering; I love the variety of patterns, colors, sizes and shapes these can come in. Take a peek at some of our favorite Boucherouite rugs and tell us which room you would add one in your own home.

Against my usual color palette of classic black and white, these rugs are two of my own that I added into my home. Aren’t the textures and bright pinks, blues and colors lovely?

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Wedding Trends: Escape to Tulum

We know that planning your big day can be time consuming and let’s admit it, maybe even a little stressful too, but hey – the actual day doesn’t have to be!

Make all of your efforts worth while by getting away from it all to exchange your vows. Plan your destination dream wedding surrounded by sandy beaches, warm ocean waves and beautiful Mayan ruins and don’t forget to pack a swim suit or three, you’ll need them in Tulum, Mexico.

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Bath Salts Favors

DIY Bath Salts Favour

One of the most fun parts of a wedding to DIY are the favours. For our wedding, we wanted to give our guests something they could use the next day to relax and unwind from all the festivities.

These cute pom-pom trimmed, bath salt filled pouches are easy to sew and your guests will love using them to have a relaxing bath the next day.


Note from the Editor

Happy Friday Julep readers! We’ve been drawn to so many amazing crepe paper designs lately  hat would be perfect for a special bouquet of Mothers Day flowers, wedding, a kids party, or just some pretty decor to welcome in the summer months. Here are a few favorites you need to check out:

Giant DIY crepe paper roses at Studio DIY (image above– amazing, right?)

Gorgeous crepe paper fringe streamers on Oh Happy Day

Colorfulrainbow crepe paper wreath on Fiskars

Crepe paper flower bouquet for Mother’s Day idea on Mommy Page

Beautiful crepe paper chandeliers (perfect for a wedding!) on Style Me Pretty

Huge popsicle pinata for a summer kids party on Oh Happy Day

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors


Mini Herb Pots for Mothers Day


Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I decided to make our moms a colorful trio of fresh and fragrant pots inspired by a recent trip to Provence. These little pots can be given as a group to each mom, or even used separately at a place setting for a Mother’s day brunch. The best part is, these mini pots will blossom into the summer months.


DIY Accordion Paper Wreath

Making a large statement wreath for your wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Using simple printer paper and an easy accordion fold you can make a white paper wreath any size you’d like and for the cost of a cup of coffee.