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Bottle Cap Wedding Favor Display
Kristi and I spent the last few weeks thinking of cute wedding favors for under a dollar each. Although we came up with some fun ideas, our favorite idea was bottle cap magnets. Not only are bottle cap magnets cute and perfect for cheap wedding favors, the presentation of the bottle caps is ADORABLE.

Bottle Cap Favor Disp11lay

Everything we needed we purchased at our local hobby store. We did find someone selling a ton of bottle caps on Craig’s List, but there were far too many for our intended purpose. Here’s the breakdown of cost for making close to 100 bottle cap magnets.

Vintage Bottle Caps – $40 for 96

Round Magnets – $16 for 100

Hot Glue Gun – $2.99

Hot Glue Sticks – $4.99

Total Cost = $64

Cost per Magnet = 67¢ (Awesome!)

We purchased bottle caps from the hobby store, but you and your fiancé can easily collect enough bottle caps to make as many favors as you need. Perhaps you enjoy bottled root beer, craft beer, orange soda, grape soda, etc. You can choose your bottle caps based on taste, brand, color or even hobby. Just make sure to give yourself enough time before the wedding to gradually build your collection. Remember to ask friends and family to help you out.

Shanna Shopping at Hobby Lobby

The round magnets are sold in varying strengths. You may want a weaker magnet so it’s easier to remove from the board, or be sure to put a little extra glue on the magnet so it sticks out farther than the edge of the bottle cap. Our magnets were flush with the bottle cap, which made it tough to remove from the board.

Round Magnets

We had a magnet board perfect for this purpose but they are available in a variety of styles at our local hobby store for anywhere from $12 to $30. You could also check home improvement stores for metal sheets or antique stores for metal boards or cabinets that might even have a nice patina or weathered look.

Magnet Board

If you’re a crafter, you probably already have a hot glue gun. If you’re not, no worries. They are cheap and easy to use. Remember to clean the magnets with a wet towel and let them dry before gluing them to the bottle caps.

As for the sign, you can print out any wording you like and find an old frame for it. Our sign says, “Stick with me, and happy we’ll be. We hope the memory of our wedding day sticks with you. Take a magnet as a keepsake.”

Stick With Me Sign

There you have it! Cute wedding favors for under a dollar. Bottle cap magnets are easy to make and fun to display. If you have any other ideas for bottle cap crafts and décor, please share with us and your fellow bargainista brides.


Simply Modern Wedding Look
Do you feel like your wedding invitations or wedding favors are a little boring? Can’t find that perfect finishing touch to help them coordinate with your wedding style? Worried about spending too much?

We totally understand! That’s why I put together this spread featuring one of my favorite Ann’s wedding invitations. I chose some wedding favors and decorations to coordinate as well as a variety of affordable embellishments in the hopes that you’ll find some inspiration for your own wedding.

Simply Modern Wedding Look

1. These personalized wedding napkins are printed in silver foil with names and wedding date. Wedding napkins are practical additions to any reception, but they also double as wedding reception decorations because they add such amazing color for an affordable price.

2. Ribbon, ribbon, ribbon. I can’t say how important it is to have a spool (or two, or three!) of curling ribbon in your wedding colors. You’ll find so many uses for it, such as accenting wedding favors, adding to bouquets or hanging paper lanterns.

3. Paper lanterns are inexpensive and they look amazing as wedding reception decorations for a variety of wedding styles. Use them indoors, outdoors, hanging from rafters or hanging from trees.

4. Solid colored, two-piece favor boxes with 3/8” satin ribbon in a complementary color are sure to impress your wedding guests. Especially when they open them to find a delicious treat like chocolate truffles or saltwater taffy.

5. Favor labels printed with your names add that perfect personalized touch to your wedding favors. We chose white with a colorful imprint for a splash of color on these small white treat boxes.

6. Clear favor boxes allow you to choose a treat that matches your wedding colors — leaving an impression on wedding guests is all in the details! Add a favor label for an easy, personalized accent.

7. Personalized white favor bags are unbelievably easy! All you have to do is choose your foil color and personalization (designs are available), fill with treats like cookies or dessert bars, add a satin ribbon accent and you’re done.

8. Clear favor bags are your best option when creating favors that fit your wedding theme and/or colors. Why? Because they become more than a wedding favor, they become a part of your wedding reception decorations. Add a favor label and 5/8” satin ribbon to complete the look.

9. Patterns are super hot right now! This bright and bold, Simply Mod Wedding Invitation features a one-of-a-kind pattern and you get to pick your own color combination. We chose Palm and Marigold. We also chose a modern typestyle for a clean look and a sparkling aqua rhinestone sticker to accent the couple’s names.

These are all great ideas, but the best ideas come from your own creativity. Play around, be bold, embellish!

Finding a wedding favor that’s both adorable and affordable can be challenging, which is why our house designer came up with some beautiful options using our cheapest wedding favor box and we want to share them with you!  You can create the perfect wedding favors and still have it fit into your wedding budget.  Enjoy!

1. Simply Autumn

Chocolate malt balls secured inside our Clear Favor Boxes with Flourish Favor Labels create a fabulously simple look for autumn.


2. Seaside Beauty

A mixture of seashells beneath shimmering aqua Satin Ribbon and secured with the Initials and Heart Favor Labels creates romantic, seaside appeal. (Check out QualitySeashells.com for great prices on shells).


3. Poised in Pink

Pink jelly beans add a fun, pretty touch to our Clear Favor Boxes with pink Satin Ribbon wrapped in a charming bow at the top.


4. Bold Elegance

Put your wedding colors on display by wrapping two colors of Satin Ribbon around our Clear Favor Boxes filled with candy to coordinate. We chose to add White Favor Cards to create affordable, personalized wedding favors.


5. Purple & Periwinkle

Purple and periwinkle is a lovely color combination. The candies filling this Clear Favor Box coordinate perfectly with the purple Satin Ribbon tied to our Butterfly Favor Tag. A great personalized wedding favor for spring or summer weddings.


6. Orange Brilliance

A vibrant, stylish summer look! Orange candies fill this Clear Favor Box with yellow Satin Ribbon wrapped around the outside and an orange mum secured to the top.


What could you create with the clear favor boxes?

Check out our recipe for a cheap DIY favor that is sure to fit your budget AND impress your guests! We’ve even created a how-to video to show you exactly how to put this adorable wedding favor together.

Each DIY Favor Includes:

• One Blank 2-Piece Favor Box (36¢ each per 25 ct.)

• One Personalized Label (25¢ each per 36 ct.)

• One Satin Ribbon Strip (16¢ per 21” strip/$26.99 per roll)

• One Cupcake Liner (Optional)

• A Tasty Treat!


Watch the video below to see how it all comes together!



You can use this same DIY recipe to create literally 100s of combinations and looks:

• The 2-Piece Favor Boxes are one of many options available at Ann’s. Our Favor Box selection includes a variety of shapes and colors, which allow you to create something fun and unique.


Personalized Labels come in a variety of different shapes, colors and designs, so you’re sure to find one that fits your wedding style beautifully. And they are ALL super affordable!

• The Satin Ribbon is a great purchase because you can use leftover ribbon for adding coordinating accents to bouquets, floral arrangements, centerpieces or bridal party gifts.

• Cupcake liners can be found at any grocery store or super market. For 5¢ or less per liner, you’ll be adding a pretty detail to your favors that protects both the treats and the favor box.

• The treat is completely up to you! Whether you choose something that coordinates with the wedding theme or a special treat made by a family member or friend, you can find something both tasty and affordable.