Get back to your creative roots with homemade favors for your most beloved, because doing wedding-things yourself is (chicken-soup-kind-of-) good for the soul. For those who see every spreadsheet as potential paper-doll overalls, each memo a jet plane-in-waiting, AC forever an acronym for Arts & Crafts - this is your perfect fix.
make them do-it-themselves
The sweetest way to say ‘do it yourself?’ Layer the most scrumptious, most freshest ingredients in country-quaint mason jars with gingham fabric, homemade labels and step-by-step instructions.
Give the gift of DIY with:
Bakerella’s ‘Cowgirl Cookie Mix’ - the pink M&Ms and suede bowtie just ‘yeehaw’ heaven
Hot chocolate for grownups – a generous helping of dark chocolate shavings followed by thin layers of milk and white. Top with sheets of cinnamon, nutmeg and chilli powder
Baked peaches heaped with crème fraiche – to sit atop oatmeal or date squares
eat like a bride
The edible and drinkable favor is big on flavor – bigger on trend. Never before has ‘going Vogue’ required so much guilty munching.
Choose a healthy combo of aesthetic charm and pragmatism with:
Matchbooks with hip, graphic stickers featuring you and hubby in indie-duo silhouette (or pillboxes with you as pop-art)
Flowers in French newspaper – adorable, yes, but even the language of love can’t soften the blow of world news, so unless you’re going with the personals, you may want to put a (French) twist on this nifty idea with pages from a romance novel
Hair pieces for your ladies
Day planners disguised as first-editions or gaudy pulp for the wedding party