Wedding favors

Easy DIY Wedding Photo Christmas Ornament

The holidays are a great time to share some of those beautiful wedding photos with loved ones! They create very special and meaningful gifts that can be enjoyed year after year. So, as a way to mix it up a bit here on our blog, we wanted to share a quick and easy wedding photo christmas ornament that even the less-than-crafty among us can make with ease. Plus, these ornaments take less than 15 minutes to make and use supplies you have around the house (or even the backyard ;) for a budget-friendly option as well - so you can feel free to make a bunch for everyone in your family! 

DIY Wedding Photo Christmas Ornament



Gather the following supplies to complete your ornament (makes 4 ornaments): 

  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Ribbon and/or Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Wood Slice Coasters (We purchased ours from World Market, but you can use natural wood slices from your backyard if you have skills with a saw)
  • Scissors
  • Laser printed copies of photos, as many as ornaments you plan to make

To make the ornament:

First, trace the wood slice over the area of the photo you want to use to ensure your faces or the area you want to highlight is centered. Then, cut out the photo at least 1/4" inside the traced circle to allow for some of the wood to show when the photo is placed on top.

Next, Use your paint brush to brush Mod Podge on the wood slice. Then, place the photo on top and smooth with your fingers to remove any air pockets, as it can create bubbles or creases. Brush more Mod Podge on top of the photo. Wait until it dries and then add a second coat of Mod Podge. 

Once the second coat of Mod Podge is dried, cut a length of ribbon to create a bow. Secure in place using your hot glue gun. Next, create a hanger from the twine and secure in place using your hot glue gun on the back.

That's it - you're done! Easy peasy ;) You can sign the back of the ornament with your names, wedding date, the year, or even a personal note to make it even more meaningful. 

In all of the excitement of giving, don't forget to make one for yourself to hang on your own tree to enjoy!

Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Wedding favors are a highly debated item when it comes to planning a wedding. However, since the sixteenth century, couples have been giving gifts to wedding guests as a gesture of gratitude for sharing the beginning of their new life together. Today, there are so many unique ideas for wedding favors to fit with any theme and budget. We've pulled together a few fun ideas for wedding favors that your guests will love - that won't break your budget!

Edible Wedding Favors

You can't go wrong with edible wedding favors. Providing a treat to guests will always be appreciated and enjoyed. You can go personal and provide your Grandmother's recipe for strawberry jam (with the secret ingredient she won't give up!) or share your favorite flavor of gourmet popcorn from the place you went on your first date. It doesn't have to be too meaningful - it can be your favorite food or sweet treat too. Bonus for edible favors - guests will extra love it as edible treats won't end up catching dust on a shelf or taking up space in a kitchen drawer. 

Environmentally Friendly Wedding Favors

Environmentally friendly wedding favors provide a win/win for couples - they are generally inexpensive and they don't create needless waste. Plus, they are very cute and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Bonus - how cute are these two options?! Who wouldn't want a heart birdseed feeder or an adorable succulent plant?! 

Useful Accessories

There are many favor ideas that fall into the useful accessories category - these items can also be thought of as keepsakes or souvenir from the event. These can be personalized to match your event to either be used at the event or in the future - your guests always remembering your special day. 

Favors That Match Your Theme

Most favors are designed with a particular theme or season in mind - and the above ideas are meant to go along with a winter-themed wedding. Can't you just imagine the snow lightly falling, guests wrapped in a warm fleece blanket next to a crackling fire eating a s'more? No? Just us? You get the idea! Themed favors can be pulled together to compliment every season and setting.

Need more inspiration? We've created a Pinterest Board with a bunch of favor ideas - plus lots of other ideas as you plan your wedding. 


Do you have any favor ideas to share? What did you give your guests or are you planning to give as a favor? We'd love to hear it in the comments below!