Thursday, August 18, 2016
Six Eco-Friendly Favors to Delight Guests & The Planet
1.) A Tree to Plant - For a refined look add in a cardboard box/insert before wrapping or simply wrap your tree seedlings in burlap bags placing them on the tables/in a wicker basket. To create perfect gift tags search for a craft punch, i.e. "oak leaf craft punch."
2.) Food for the Birds - Even if your guests live in an urban area, they'll appreciate having a bit of bird seed around to lay on the windowsill. Another great option is to cut cardboard into a heart shape, apply peanut butter or corn syrup, coat with birdseed, and hang for guests to grab.
4.) Flower Bulbs to Grow - Even your guests in apartments can get a cheap plastic plant pot to enjoy the flowers easily. Place the bulbs in burlap sacks, cardboard boxes with a little moss to cushion them, or wrap in brightly colored tissue paper with a little note on what plant it is and where/how to plant it. If you have the time & money, you can always start the bulbs ahead of time in pots with soil.
Etsy. You can also place some D.I.Y. seeds bombs in small customized burlap gift bags.
6.) A Little Light - Wrap or dip your own D.I.Y. beeswax candles. For D.I.Y. wrap candles get some beeswax sheets and a wick, wrap tightly and label. Making dipped candles is fun & easy, just check out this D.I.Y. tutorial from Becoming Kindred.
7.) Potted Succulents - Even your guests will a black thumb will love these. Replant bulk succulents into small terracotta pots.
Photo Credit; Top to Bottom, Left to Right; Elizabeth Demos, Savannah, GA via Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Bird Seed Wedding Favors via Wood & Grain on Etsy, Personalized Wedding Favor Seed Bombs via VisualLinqual on Etsy.