Credits (clockwise from top left): Vintage key escort cards via Airth & Olsen; earrings via Stitch and Stone Design; lavender party favors by Stephanie Williams via Southern Weddings; boutonnieres via Martha Stewart; purple blossoms via We Heart It.
We designed these invitations for the most amazing, rustic, multi-day wedding celebration in the Trinity Alps. From the very beginning, our bride had the clearest vision of what she wanted—antique glass jars for her centerpieces, wine barrel decor, burlap and other natural details throughout.
She wanted to incorporate her favorite flower, “love in the mist,” and was really drawn to lavenders and soft, muted blues, so it was a perfect match when we found this lovely, lacy, floral cotton! It was perfect to pair with a torn natural linen, a cream lace, and natural twine to create that simple, rustic but elegant look she wanted.
With so much detail in the fabric folder, we chose to keep her printed pieces simple but elegant by pairing a very clean font with a more dramatic script for their names.
We designed a couple wedding phrase rubber stamps to go with our Vintage Floral Invitations and thought it would be fun to show you how easy it is to create unique and thoughtful wedding favors for your guests.
I always love it when couples choose a favor that is both useful and has a personal touch, such as sharing a gift of their favorite teas or coffees!
Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to make these lovely linen favor bags, complete with spoon holder for scooping—perfect for guests waking up after a magical night celebrating at your wedding reception!
- 4″ x 6” muslin favor bags (we found ours here)
- Rubber stamp (we used one of our own designs that can be found in our Etsy shop)
- Ink pad (any color you like, we used this one)
- 5/8” ribbon cut to 9” strands (we chose a color to match our ink)
- Scissors with very sharp tips
- Paper clip
- Whole bean coffee and/or your favorite tea (we love this rose tea from American Tea Room)
- Mini wooden spoons (ours are 5” long; you can find similar ones here)
STEP ONE: Stamp each linen bag. We like using pigment ink because the color is more saturated and has better coverage. Let it dry for about an hour. Then, we suggest running a hot iron over each stamped image to set the ink and avoid smearing.
STEP TWO: Fold the linen bag in half and at about 5/8th of an inch in from the edge, use one tip of the scissors to poke a small hole through all four layers of fabric. Make sure not to make the hole too big. Having a small hole keeps any loose tea or coffee from falling out and it also gives the ribbon a pretty gathered look.
STEP THREE: Unroll your paper clip leaving one end still folded in. You want it to serve as a hook to pull the ribbon through the hole. Pierce the unrolled paper clip through one side of the ribbon. On one side of the bag, pull the paper clip and ribbon through both holes. Since the hole is small this may require some gentle pulling, but try not to pull too fast or forcefully because it may tear a bigger hole.
STEP FOUR: Pull paper clip and ribbon around the edge to the other side of the bag and pull the ribbon through the opposite holes.
STEP FIVE: Your paper clip and ribbon should now be inside the bag. You can either tie a knot with both ends of the ribbon inside the bag, or quickly run the ends through a sewing machine to secure them.
And there you go! Perfectly adorable and personal wedding favors! To add an additional personal touch, you can always place a little note inside each one or even have custom rubber stamps made with your names and wedding date.
Or how about “His Favorite Coffee” and “Her Favorite Tea”?
Or “The Perfect Blend”?
Or “Hot Stuff” and your names?
Okay, I’m clearly having too much fun with this…you get the idea!