I don’t know if it’s just me, but I really like party favors! Both giving and getting them. They’re like the cherry on top of a ice cream. So whenever we have some people over, I like to make small party favors for them to take home. And today, I’m sharing 3 (yup this is going to be a loooonng tutorial!) DIY party favor ideas that I made for guests. They’re probably some of the quickest and easiest party favors I’ve ever worked on. Which is kinda perfect, because that way you have more time to plan everything else out (menus and table decor yikes!). Check it out!
Mouth Freshener Bottles
The first party favor I want to share is based off mouth fresheners, that are commonly given at the end of a meal. Normally in India, you would have a pinch of it at a time. But that’s not a feasible quantity to give. So, we made mini bottles of these instead.
Materials: Cork bottles, mouth fresheners, thick double sided tape, card paper, single punch and ribbon
- Paste a line of thick double sided tape around the bottom edge of your bottle and flatten it out completely.
- Using one edge, start pasting the ribbon on the tape, pressing them close to each other. The idea is to have as few gaps as possible. I used raffia, as it adds a nice rope kind of look.
- Press the ribbon in firmly, so it doesn’t come off later.
- Roll a piece of paper from one edge to make a cone/ funnel. Use this to pour the freshener into the bottle. You definitely want to do this as it speeds up the process and limits the amount of mess.
- Cut a small piece of paper for your tag and write out your message. Punch a hole on the upper edge once you’re done writing.
- Using a long piece of ribbon, tie the tag around the neck of the bottle.
- Tap the bottle to settle the contents (add more if it isn’t quite reaching the neck of the bottle) and push the cork into the top, to finish.
Other alternates to mouth fresheners could be herbs, coffee mixes, chocolate, candy, salts. Anything small and granulated would work!
You would think decoupage is difficult and would take ages to do, right? Wrong! You can make these pretty coasters in literally minutes. I timed myself and these took exactly 10 minutes from start to finish.
Materials: Blank coasters (you want to make at least 2 per person), wrapping paper, Scissors, Mod podge and acrylic paint
- Cut out squares of the wrapping paper you would like to use, making sure they are bigger than the coaster.
- Add a thin layer of mod podge over the top of your coaster and place one square on top. Press it well and let it dry.
- Cut off the excess paper and use a little mod podge to seal the edges. Repeat the steps for the other coaster.
- For the back, you can either paint it with acrylic paint or use another square of paper, whichever you prefer.
Paper Takeaway Cones
We used these paper cones to give candy to my cousins. But, they’re good for all kinds of snacks and small gifts. Plus, they’re the simplest to make. So, there’s that!
Materials: Thick wrapping paper, Scale, Scissors, Double sided tape and ribbon
- Cut a square of the paper of your choice. Mine was 22 x 22 cms.
- Fold one edge of the paper to the middle of the paper.
- Paste a line of tape on the adjacent side of the paper and paste it over the already folded edge.
- Make sure the corner is tightly pressed to a point, so nothing goes out.
- Fold the remaining triangle of paper, from the corners downwards.
- Add a small piece of tape below the triangle flap to close the cone with.
- To give it a finishing touch, I added a small bow over the flap.
And that’s it! 3 easy and creative DIY party favors! You’ll notice I used almost the same materials for all of the tutorials. That’s because they were for the same party and I wanted them to tie in together. But, feel free to use any colours and embellishments. I promise it’ll look great!
What do you think of these DIY party favor ideas? Let me know in the comments below!