Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun Friday: DIY Eco-friendly Wedding Favor

Thanks to my newest obsession with Pinterest, I was able to find a do-it-yourself instructional for soy candles. These great and classy wedding favors allow you to add a personal element while staying eco-friendly and cutting down on waste. 

 What you will need:
1. Soy wax flakes (These often can be bought in bulk online (Lonestar Candle Supply) or your local candle store (keeping it local keeps it more eco-friendly) 
2. Wicks (I really love the wood wicks but you can also get the traditional wick)  
3. Containers. (mason jars, vintage teacups, jars you have recycled, glass votives)
4. A heat safe pitcher that has a spout
5. Oils of desired fragrance, such as vanilla or rose (check out this bulk seller
     *This is where you get to make the project your own. 
6. Tongue depressor or popsicle sticks (make a hole in the center to hold the wick in place)
7. Candle dye (almost all soy wax comes in white so if you desire different colors a good place to go is

Alright so now that you have obtained everything you need for your fun and elegant favors, let’s get to work!

1. Melt the soy wax using a double boiler. Once the wax is completely melted and has a pure liquid consistency, you can remove it from the heat and add the color and fragrance. 

2. Set this aside to cool briefly while you warm up the containers, either with a blow dryer or setting them on a cookie tray and putting them in the oven on low heat.

3. Once the containers are warm (not hot!) place the wicks in the center and gently pour in the wax.

4. Allow them to cool fully and let the decorating begin. You can wrap them in recycled paper, burlap, or leave them uncovered if you decided to use tea cups. I suggest attaching a tag of some sort so you can leave a personal message and let guests know the scent of the candle. Hope you have fun and I’m positive your guests will love these! 


  1. Such a great information on Wedding Candles. Also helpful to search and full details on Candles in Bulk. Thanks for it...

  2. Amazing party favors! Everything is just perfect. Thanks for sharing ideas. Could you provide some suggestions for holiday party favors? Actually my friend is throwing a big party at San Francisco wedding venues and I want to give her party favors. Please help dear!