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Wedding favours are a great way to say thank you to all your friends and family for sharing your special day. They are keepsakes, mementos, a little piece of your love and happiness to take home at the end of the night — which is why it is important for it to reflect you.

There are a lot of places where you can order custom-made wedding favours. It’s simple, elegant, and professionally made, so they are guaranteed to be exactly what you’ve ordered. But if you have the time and the inclination, homemade gifts can add the perfect, personal touch for extra sentimental value.

Here are our top five ideas for DIY wedding favours:

1. Fizzy Bath Bombs

Bath bombs have been growing in popularity recently, and it is the ultimate luxury bath item out there. They require very little work — all you have to do is mix the ingredients together, shape them into moulds, and leave them to harden — and you can make them in any shape, size, and scent to suit your needs.

Image from hercampus.com

2. Customised Hot Chocolate Mix

This is a perfect way to warm up a winter wedding. Plastic test tubes can be purchased in bulk for very low prices, and you can fill them up with your favourite hot chocolate concoction. Remember to use finely shaved chocolate pieces, because powders tend to clump after a while. Finish it off with your own customised labels, or even gift tags, and add a little thank you message to your guest.

Image from everythingetsy.com

3. Mixed CD

If you’re feeling a little nostalgic, or music is a big part of your life, why not consider making a mixed CD with you and your partner’s favourite songs? That way, every time you play the CD, it’ll remind you of your wedding. You can buy blank CDs and cases in bulk at supermarkets and office supply stores, and design your own CD covers by hand or on the computer, and print multiple copies easily.

4. Teacup Candles

For something a little more vintage, these teacup candles are both beautiful and elegant. Buy your choice of teacups in bulk — they don’t have to be anything fancy, if you don’t want them to be — from kitchenware stores, or wholesalers (IKEA works too!), and customise the colour and scent of your candles with dye.

Image by Marcie, Flickr

5. Handmade Mini Sketchbooks

Artsy couples will love these gorgeous little sketchbooks. You can be fancy and use embossed paper with colourful binding threads, and pair each up with a special pen laid out on tables for each guest. They can also double as place cards, if you write your guests’ names on the cover.

Image from RuffledBlog.com

Have you been to a wedding with creative favours, or made any yourself? Share them with us here, or start a discussion on the forum!

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