Wedding favors can be a touchy issue. Brides love them, but realistically non-edibles often get tossed out after the wedding. (Whether right away or, if you’re like me, after you’ve kept them for a few months because you feel guilty throwing out a friend’s favor!)
So I was determined that any favors we gave away should be useful. I also wanted to make them, for a personal touch. After discovering dried lavender for sale at Save-on-Crafts, I decided the answer was lavender sachets. They not only leave your clothes smelling lovely, but keep away bugs to boot!
For fabric, I purchased a beautiful turquoise sari off eBay. I planned to attach a red vintage button to each and wrap around a note explaining the uses of lavender sachets. But, as the day got closer, I ran out of time and energy to actually make the sachets. Luckily, PaperMart came to the rescue — while buying bouquet-wrapping ribbon off their site, I came across these lavender-embroidered muslin bags. The new plan? Open bag, spoon in lavender, and tie. It saved SO much time!!
Each sachet cost about 80 cents but looked much nicer, thanks to the embroidered bags. And they were a huge hit with the females in attendance — a few gals admitted to taking a handful! Hopefully, our guests’ drawers will now smell pretty for many months to come….
Will you give away wedding favors?