7 DIY Ways to Reuse and Repurpose Wedding Favors & Decorations
With so much thought and preparation, after the “big day” is over you might find yourself with wedding decorations and extra wedding favors. But don’t worry, there are loads of ways to repurpose and reuse them in your house! And if you’re in the process of picking out wedding favors to gift, maybe these items will help you to choose favors that everyone can use after your celebration.
Fairy Lights not only create the perfect fairytale or rustic runway, but they also look great hung along walls or gathered on tables. These fairy lights will create the perfect ambiance throughout your garden, allowing you to get in a few peaceful, quiet moments. Or, add a little sparkle to your bedroom, taking it from room to sleep to room to dream.
Frame place card holders are great for seat assignments or to display foods at your wedding reception, but they can also be used at your house to hold sentimental pictures of your wedding or honeymoon. If you are feeling creative make your own photo wreath using these beautiful frames! They make for lovely gifts after the wedding for moms and bridesmaids or even as Christmas or Birthday presents for any of your friends.
Lanterns are perfect for lighting up your reception, adding a touch of glow to tables or a little rustic flair to vintage decor. After your reception, reuse these lanterns as a decoration piece in your living room or bedroom. Place it your side table as a statement piece. You can even use it outside on your back porch when you want to star gaze.
These sweet bird cage lanterns make a statement at every affair they attend. They not only make for a showstopper decoration piece at your wedding but also in your home. To prolong its use, place fake tea lights or fake hydrangeas in them. They add the perfect touch of elegance to any room.
Mini Mason Jars
Personalized mini mason jars filled with treats are perfect favors for guests to enjoy on your big day as well as a great way for you to enjoy a little snack on the go. These little jars fit in most bags, so they’re ideal for holding mixed nuts or granola to snack on at work or on the bus. Alternatively, repurpose them as spice jars or salad dressing jars. These gems are gifts that keep on giving.
Place Card Holders
These nautical place card holders are a wonderful way to guide guests to the proper seat or inform them of special dishes you’re serving, but what do you do with them after the wedding? Use them as picture holders! There are thousands of pictures left on our phones or on Instagram that just stay there. Print them out at as 4×6 photos and stick them in these place card holders. The design will definitely enhance your photos.
Tea Light Votive Holders
Votive tea light holders make any wedding and birthday shine just a bit brighter. These vintage glass votive candle holders stand out on tablescapes and around floral arrangements. Don’t let go of that shine after the event, instead incorporate these into your home. Place them on the fire mantel or in your bathroom. Store all of those little things that may need a home like q-tips, make-up brushes, or lipsticks. You can even place them around your bathtub and light them when you want to relax.