A wedding is rarely an inexpensive event to stage – not if you want the day to be as perfect as possible. An increasing number of soon to be newlyweds are looking for simple ways to cut their wedding budgets without impacting their big day and making their own wedding favors is one of the ways many are choosing to save a few dollars.
Candles are very common wedding favors and they do appeal to a wide range of tastes. It is easier than you might think to create your own. Here are just a few ideas:
Votive Candle Wedding Favors
Plain votive candles are inexpensive and make a great blank “canvas” to begin creating your wedding favors with. The fact that they are available in so many different colors helps a great deal, you can usually find a great match – or a great contrast if you prefer – to the wedding colors you are using on the day.
Choosing scented votive candles can be a great option as well, just don’t place unwrapped candles too close to the food! To decorate them you could do any of the following:
If the candles you have chosen are pale colored then you can consider applying a decal onto them. The kinds of decals and tattoos that you can purchase in bulk make this idea both easy and affordable and finding all kinds of different images to choose from is easy online.
If you want to use your own designs – The happy couple’s names and the date and location of the wedding is a very popular choice – you can actually buy plain transfer paper from office supply stores that can be used in a standard printer. this will allow you to create your own images – doing so a program like MS Paint is very easy – and then you can print your creations out and apply them to each candle.
Alternatively another great way to decorate votive candles to be used as wedding favors is to use sequins, tiny buttons and even colored pins to add an embellished touch to each candle. all of these supplies are easy to find and inexpensive to purchase and they can all be affixed to the candle with craft glue.
An even simpler – but very effective – decorating idea is to use colored ribbon to decorate your candle favors. A basic bow can be embellished by tiny craft flowers and you can add a small printed card that features whatever text you like by punching a whole in one corner and then threading the ribbon through it before you tie it to the candle. Wrapping the candles in colored tulle before you add the bow can be even more attractive and effective and doing so will only add a few extra minutes to your crafting time!
If you want to create a wedding favor that will last long after the last toast has been made then you can opt for a flameless candle instead of the more traditional wick and flame options. These candles make use of a tiny, long lasting LED light that replicates a real flame very effectively, but without the potential mess and safety hazards that a “regular” candle does.
We carry many wholesale candles that would make a wonderful starting point for any of these ideas. Find your wholesale candles at Koehler Home Décor . Share other great decorating ideas in our comments section, we would love to hear them!