Thursday, November 10, 2011

DIY Eco-Friendly Favours

We came across this great DIY Eco-Friendly Favors on Ruffle. These soy wax candle favors were made using recycled materials, natural ingredients, and it’s also very budget-friendly. 

What you’ll need…
Soy wax flakes 
Containers (they can be vintage teacups, recycled jars…)
Pitcher with spout
Fragrance oil 
Popsicle sticks, chopsticks, or something to hold the wick 
Candle dye (optional)
1. Melt soy wax flakes in a double boiler, add in your favorite scents and dye. Once flakes have completely melted, set your pot away to cool down for a few seconds. In the meantime, warm up your glass containers using a blow-dryer for a minute. This will help the wax cool more evenly! Pour wax into containers, thread wick with Popsicle stick and let it cool for a few hours until solid. Cut wick about 1/4 inch long.


2. For the packaging, we used recycled handmade gift wrap and watercolor tags. To make these tags, paint sheets of watercolor paper in different hues. Great stress reliever! Cut tags with a paper punch and tie your wedding favors using twine or other eco-friendly ribbon.


3. Add a label on the lids of the jars for guests to easily find their favorite scents. One tip to avoid mislabeling scents when packaging is to add tiny color coding labels on the bottom of the jars before you begin pouring the wax.


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