DIY Wedding Favors: Eco-Friendly Ideas For Your Big Day

06/30/2012 02:54 pm ET

If you’re planning a planet-friendly wedding this summer, you’re likely pondering ways to cut costs, reduce waste and shrink the footprint of your special day. The last thing you want is to send your loved ones off with a mass-produced trinket that’s destined for the landfill.

But the idea of making 100 or more favors yourself can seem expensive, time consuming and, let’s face it, pretty frustrating. Defy the odds and give your guests something sentimental and sustainable to remember your nuptials with surprisingly simple handmade favors that won’t break the bank. From mini gardens to elegant edibles, here are seven handmade favors you just have to see.

List and captions courtesy of Earth911, photos courtesy of credited photographers

Eco-Friendly DIY Wedding Favors

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